Tyson Fury Never Provided Any COVID Test Evidence to NSAC

Published 10/03/2021, 1:54 PM EDT
Tyson Fury arrives at the ring before the World Boxing Council World Heavy Title bout at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are one week away from their trilogy fight. The two heavyweights are scheduled to clash on October 9 in Las Vegas.


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This trilogy was initially booked for July 24; however, ‘The Gypsy King’ reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 at the last minute. This pushed the mega Wilder vs Fury heavyweight trilogy bout to October 9.

However, not everyone bought the claim that Tyson Fury actually tested positive for COVID-19. Deontay Wilder, his team, and even many fans accused the Englishman of faking his test results to buy more time for training.


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Tyson Fury recently dismissed all such accusations by saying, “Why would I wanna chuck away 20, 30 million dollars to fight someone I’ve already knocked out quite comfortable?“.

However, there is a new twist to this tale now. A recent BoxingScene report suggests that Tyson Fury’s team never submitted documentation for failed COVID test to NSAC or to Wilder’s handlers.

To the best of my recollection, the NSAC did not receive any documentation from the fighters that were scheduled to fight on the Fury-Wilder card.

Additionally, none of our ringside physicians administered a lab-based PCR test to any of the fighters on the Fury-Wilder card,said Bob Bennett (NSAC Executive Director).

Deontay Wilder accused Fury of running away

After news of Fury testing positive for COVID-19 broke out, Deontay Wilder later shared his thoughts on this front; he accused the WBC world champ of faking his results and said that he doesn’t believe any of his claims.

Wilder then highlighted that he does not know if Fury’s lied about his claim and said that he does not have any control over all that.

I can’t control what they’re doing on their side. I can’t control whether this is a lie or it’s the truth. You know what I’m saying? Because I don’t believe none of it, nothing that they’ve done.

Tyson Fury (left) and Deontay Wilder during the World Boxing Council World Heavy Title bout at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

Anybody that’s been trying to run since July, anybody that’s paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to not fight, you can’t believe that person. You know? They trying to run away from it – I’m running to it. 

“When it’s like that, you can’t believe nothing. You know, and honestly, I don’t believe he had no COVID. You know, look at his actions. Look at what he’s done. Been at different places and stuff like that. He definitely don’t act like it,” said Deontay Wilder.

Tyson Fury does not care about anything Deontay Wilder says

Tyson Fury hit back at ‘The Bronze Bomber’ by disregarding everything he had to say about him faking COVID. He said that he has medical records issued by doctors in Las Vegas. Fury claimed that one can’t just “fake” the illness with a PCR test.

‘The Gypsy King’ highlighted that there is no reason for him to dodge the Wilder fight. He questioned why he would want to opt out of a “lottery win for free” fight that would generate an easy 20-30 million dollars.


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I don’t care what Deontay Wilder says, because, you know, if we wanna take this publicly, then we have medical records by doctors here in Las Vegas who tested me.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

“So yeah, I don’t think you can fake COVID with the PCR test, when they stick a big thing up your nose. You’ve either got it or you haven’t.


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“You know, there would be no reason for me to want COVID and get out of a Deontay Wilder fight. Why would I wanna chuck away 20, 30 million dollars to fight someone I’ve already knocked out quite comfortable? Why wouldn’t I wanna take that, like a lottery win for free?said Tyson Fury.



Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.