The third struggle in Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight rivalry has been postponed because the coronavirus pandemic grips the USA and Britain, ESPN reported on Tuesday.
Britain’s Fury, who dethroned unbeaten WBC champion Wilder with a dominant victory in seven rounds final month, had been as a consequence of defend his crown in Las Vegas on July 18.
However promoter Bob Arum advised ESPN on Tuesday the rematch had now been rescheduled till October on the earliest due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has introduced the sporting world to a standstill.
With journey restrictions affecting each the US and Britain, and Las Vegas’ casinos shuttered, Arum stated a postponement was the one smart choice.
“You could not guarantee the fighters that the event would take place on that date. We couldn’t convince them or ourselves,” Arum stated.
“The place have been they going to coach for it? It simply made no sense. You simply need to take a step again. How are you going to promote tickets?
“It’s absolutely ridiculous to say the fight is on when the Brits can’t even get there.”
The Nevada State Athletic Fee has additionally banned all fight sports activities within the state, including one other complication.
“Everybody has to take a step back. Boxing is not isolated,” Arum stated. “It’s part of what’s happening in the world. So possibly the fight will be in early October.”
Fury and Wilder fought to an exhilarating draw of their first struggle in Los Angeles in December 2018.
Fury then shocked the boxing world by overwhelming Wilder with a dominant efficiency in final month’s rematch, battering an out-of-sorts Wilder in a one-sided victory.