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Published: 12:05, July 16, 2021
Fury v Wilder heavyweight bout rescheduled for Oct 9
By Reuters
Published:12:05, July 16, 2021 By Reuters

In this June 15, 2021 photo, boxers Tyson Fury (left) and Deontay Wilder (right) face off at a press conference in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight in Las Vegas. (FREDERIC J BROWN / AFP)

The trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, which was postponed earlier this month when Fury tested positive for COVID-19, will take place on Oct. 9, promoters Top Rank Boxing said on Thursday.

WBC heavyweight champion Fury had signed a contract in May to fight American Wilder for a third time on July 24 but tested positive for the virus last week.

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Fury first fought Wilder, 35, in 2018 and took the WBC title from him in a rematch in February 2020 with a seventh-round stoppage.

Fury, 32, had been set to face fellow Briton Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in August in a world heavyweight unification title fight, but an American arbitrator ordered Fury to fight Wilder again before Sept. 15.

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