SHOCKING: Tyson Fury Reveals He Contracted Covid-19 Twice

Published 10/06/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Boxer Tyson Fury looks on during the NFL game between Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)


In less than 4 days from now, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will storm into the boxing ring for the WBC heavyweight title match. The duo has fought each other twice before. Their first fight was in 2018, which ended with a draw. Later on, they collided in February 2020, wherein Fury won the fight in a sensational fashion.

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As the scores between the two were incomplete, it gave rise to a trilogy. Earlier, the third meet between the pair was set for July 24. Unfortunately, as ‘The Gypsy King’ and his teammates tested positive for Covid-19, this bout got postponed to October 9.

Recently, Fury, who was in a chat with Ariel Helwani, talked about his Covid-19 period and whether it affected him. He said, “Not really. I’ve had it twice now. That’s the second time I’ve had Covid. Second time, I’ve had it twice. It didn’t really hospitalize me, didn’t put me in bed. I just felt a little bit under the weather. I think I’ve had worse chest infections, guaranteed.”

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The WBC champ recovered well and quickly got himself out of the clutches of the ongoing pandemic. Subsequently, he took no time to hit the gym and get back into his old form.

Now, there’s no turning back, and it’s vital for the champ to move ahead and vanquish Wilder to have a rich legacy in the sport.

Is the Deontay Wilder trilogy a career-pivoting fight for Tyson Fury?

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Fury, in his cracking boxing career, has locked horns with some of the best pugilists in the division. Facing the adversities, ‘The Gypsy King’ has come out on top and retained his undefeated stint.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates after knocking down Deontay Wilder 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)

However, this trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder can cement his place as the ultimate best in the big division. Consequently, it’s not just any fight for the Brit, as he is facing the deadliest knockout artist of all time.

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If he gets past the Alabama native here, needless to say, Fury will go down as the best of this era. Hence, it is a career pivoting fight for him as the result will craft his future. Do you see Fury winning his Saturday night encounter?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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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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