Fury-Wilder fight has new date at T-Mobile Arena

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WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and rival Deontay Wilder volition reason their trilogy connected Oct. 9 astatine T-Mobile Arena, Fury’s promotional firm, Top Rank, announced Thursday morning.

The combat primitively was scheduled for July 24, but was postponed past week due to the fact that Fury tested affirmative for COVID-19. He’s since tested negative, and has been cleared to question to his autochthonal United Kingdom, according to ESPN.

Fury (30-0-1, 21 knockouts) and Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) archetypal fought to a gully successful December of 2019 successful Los Angeles. Wilder knocked Fury down twice, but Fury outboxed Wilder to triumph respective rounds and people important points. Fury won the rematch successful Februrary of 2020 astatine MGM Grand Garden, knocking Wilder down doubly earlier forcing a seventh-round stoppage.

“I wanted thing much than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ connected July 24, but I conjecture the beating volition person to wait,” Fury said successful a statement. “Make nary mistake, I volition beryllium backmost and amended than ever. We volition combat Oct. 9, and I volition sound him spark out!”

“This is what we went to arbitration for,” said Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s manager. “He conscionable wanted what was owed to him. He remains acceptable to reclaim his satellite rubric connected Oct. 9.’’

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