Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 Receives a New Possible Date After Postponement

Published 07/09/2021, 3:01 AM EDT
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)


Deontay Wilder hasn’t reacted sharply to the derailment of his trilogy fight against Tyson Fury which was supposed to happen on July 24. But the boxing universe doesn’t seem pleased with it. As a member of Team Fury has reportedly contracted the coronavirus, the fight is no longer happening on the scheduled date. However, the matchup is still relevant and looks likely to be delayed by at least two-to-three months.

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Mike Coppinger, who broke the news to the world, revealed a possible date of October 9 for the heavyweight trilogy. T-Mobile Arena is still the hosting stadium. Hence, not much has changed. However, this failed fight date of July 24 will impact the entire heavyweight championship ride.

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Although another bout in Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk will happen in September, the derailment of Fury vs Wilder 3 has left the entire division in an absolute shock. Given the new date for the WBC title fight, a potential unification clash may only go down in 2022.

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Following a subtle and tricky press conference, Fury and Wilder appeared eager to lock horns for one last time. Both men had expressed the sheer importance of their title collision. Unfortunately, the world is still in the clutches of Covid-19, which continues to disrupt several sports activities in the world, the latest being Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3.

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Akin to Fury vs Wilder 3, Teofimo Lopez’s first title defense also saw the coronavirus play spoilsport. Hence, this has become a common scenario in the boxing world. Meanwhile, as the fight is still official, it has given some more time to both parties. This will help fine-tune their strategies even more.

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The complexities in the heavyweight title ride would demand the promoters to settle Fury vs Wilder 3. As of now, July 24 seems a dry day to the fight fans, but a new official fight date would resolve that.

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Raj Sarkar

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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.

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