ESPN, Fox Set Fury vs Wilder 3 For October

Ruben Hill
March 27, 2020

However, as expected, Bob Arum, Fury's co-promoter with Frank Warren, told ESPN on Tuesday that July's trilogy fight for the WBC World heavyweight title will not go ahead as planned due to the ongoing pandemic.

Arum added that while July is still a handful of months away, the uncertainty of the current situation as well as the time needed to prepare was a big part in deciding to move the bout to a later date.

"We don't even know if the MGM will be open by then".

Now that this fight should take place on October 3, still in Las Vegas, according to The Athletic. We couldn't convince them or ourselves. "Where had been they going to practice for it?" It just made no sense.

"So everybody has to take a step back".

'How are you going to sell tickets?

But due to the impact of the Coronavirus and all Casinos in Las Vegas now shut down among other things, that's not going to happen. Fury and Wilder battled to a split draw in their first bout on December 1, 2018.

After Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch on February 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Wilder exercised his contractual right to an immediate third fight.

And Joshua is still slated to defend the WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on June 20th, but that contest may get pushed to July 25th.

While Joshua as an unstoppable force in all of his first 21 fights - having knocked them all out including Klitschko - he's shown he is a human too in his last two bouts.

Under the terms of which are stated in the contract for the fight, fury bonus - 60 percent, Wilder - 40.

The "Unfinished Business" Fight managed to Tyson Fury the victory by T. K. o.in the seventh round (BOXING reported).

The change of date also casts doubt on a possible unification fight between Fury and his compatriot Anthony Joshua.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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