“Sh****” – Teofimo Lopez Recalls His COVID Test After Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 Gets Postponed

Published 07/09/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: In this handout image provided by Top Rank, Teofimo Lopez Jr celebrates after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko (not pictured) in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)


While the boxing world continues to deal with Covid-19, Teofimo Lopez and Tyson Fury now share an uncanny similarity. The world championship status is clearly one similar aspect. However, the current situation has put Lopez and ‘The Gypsy King’ in the same bracket for another reason. Both the champions have seen derailments in their upcoming maiden title defenses because of Covid-19.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While Teofimo Lopez was the one to contract the virus on his side, Fury’s team has suffered a similar ill-fate. Hence, both men have seen their scheduled defenses postponed. That said, ‘Take Over’ Lopez has posted a cheeky picture on social media to send a message to ‘The Gypsy King’.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The caption reflected how they both are facing a tough time due to Covid-19. Teofimo Lopez wrote, “Shi***.. It got your team too?!”

DIVE DEEPER

VIDEO: Tyson Fury Receives Clean Body Shots from Josh Taylor Ahead of Wilder Trilogy

22 days ago

If not for his medical reports, Teofimo Lopez would have already fought George Kambosos Jr. The bout was scheduled to happen on June 19, before the champion fell prey to the virus. As the 23-year-old is now recovering, we can expect Triller to host the 135 lbs unification battle shortly. However, there’s still no potential date for the bout. Meanwhile, Fury vs Wilder 3 is reportedly being shifted to October 9.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3- All eyes on it

The much-awaited WBC heavyweight title fight was supposed to give direction to the heavyweight division. The winner could have gone ahead for a unification bout in 2021. However, the derailment doesn’t seem to have changed the structure. Fury vs Wilder 3 is still an important fight. Unfortunately, an undisputed fight may only take place in 2022.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

As several fans would tune in to see the fight, Teofimo Lopez seemingly has his interest in the electrifying contest. Nevertheless, the young champion also has his own fight to focus on. Hence, Tyson Fury and Teofimo Lopez would have a lot to prove on their respective comebacks.

Do you think Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 will happen hassle-free?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story:- Top 5 Biggest Rivalries In the History of Heavyweight Boxing

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Raj Sarkar

2090 articles

A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

essentiallysports's Stories