The third fight between heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury and former titlist Deontay Wilder is still on track to be their next bout, but it will not take place on July 18 as originally planned due to the coronavirus pandemic, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN on Tuesday.
After Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch on Feb. 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Wilder exercised his contractual right to an immediate third fight.
Arum, Fury’s co-promoter with Frank Warren, said the bout would be July 18, also at the MGM Grand, and that it would headline another joint pay-per-view between ESPN, Fury’s broadcaster, and Fox, a broadcast outlet for Premier Boxing Champions, which represents Wilder.
However, with the coronavirus situation so fluid, Arum told ESPN that they instead would look toward the fall to schedule the bout.
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