“Really Frustrating for Tyson”: Frank Warren on the Postponement of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3

Published 07/11/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 26: Tyson Fury looks on as promoter Frank Warren speaks during a press conference on April 26, 2018 at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, England. Fury is due to make his competitive comeback on June 9. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


The Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy was one of the most awaited heavyweight fights of 2021. But the outbreak of COVID-19 in Fury’s camp derailed this fight from its set date of July 24th. Not only for the fans, but this news came in like a dark cloud for both the fighters and their promoters too.

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Now, this fight is off and it’s still unclear when will it finally take place. Everyone is eager to hear some positive news pertaining to this clash as it is one of the most important fights in boxing.

Recently, Frank Warren spoke to BT Sport on the same. Here he said, “It’s looking sometime in October, which is a great shame it’s been postponed, but it is what it is,”

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“Unfortunately, they in the camp and himself got tested positive for Covid. There’s nothing we can do about it. It’s the times we live in, so the fight is postponed. Pushed back.

“Very frustrating. Really frustrating for Tyson. By the time he gets into the ring, he will have been out for nearly 20 months. That’s a long, long time.” (h/t Sky Sports)

Ever since their last encounter in February 2020, both the heavyweights haven’t stepped inside the ring. ‘The Gypsy King’ was initially aligned to face his compatriot, Anthony Joshua, for all the heavyweight titles on the line.

But due to some external factors, this bout got canceled and Wilder aligned himself for a fight with Fury instead.

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The world saw what happened between Fury and Wilder in their dual encounters. Both of these fights proved to be a true entertainer for fans and everyone expects something even bigger in this trilogy.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Both the fighters put in a tremendous amount of hard work while preparing for this clash. And they were ready to showcase the same on July 24th.

However, now that this fight is postponed, Wilder and Fury will get some more time to sharpen up their skills. That said, it’ll be interesting to see who among the two comes out on top this time.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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