•*Briton tests positive for Covid-19
Ernest Omoarelojie, With Agency Reports
Boxing fans across the world will have to wait a while longer for the much expected trilogy between British World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury and his American challenger, Deontay Wilder, scheduled for July in Las Vegas on 24 July, has been put on hold. The suspension became imperative as the famed Briton reportedly tested positive to covid-19 on Thursday.
Fury who is said to be in deep distress over the development, had discussions with a team of medical experts after which the scheduled fight was called off with the likelihood that it could take place on a new October date.
“Deontay is disappointed,” Wilder’s manager, Shelly Finkel said after the receiving the news.
Fury defeated Wilder on February 2020 to become WBC champion. The outcome was 14 months after the duo shared a thrilling draw in Los Angeles in their first encounter. None of them has fought since Deontay’s Las Vegas defeat