Deontay Wilder ‘Exposes’ Tyson Fury Illness Rumor

The two boxing heavyweights, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to lock horns in a trilogy fight in about two weeks time. It turns out that the bout could be delayed in concern over COVID-19.



ESPN reported that an outbreak in the Fury camp would delay the trilogy, slated for just over two weeks.

Deontay Wilder manager addresses the situation

Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel was recently contacted by WBN on Thursday morning [Las Vegas time] about the issue, and said he and Wilder haven’t been told any news. He said that he is unaware about the situation. He was asked if the fight will be postponed. Floyd Mayweather Reveals ‘Racism’ To Gervonta Davis

He exclusively told World Boxing News when asked directly:

“Not as far as we know.”

Both fighters are preparing with their trainers Malik Scott [Wilder] and SugarHill Steward [Fury]. They are due to finish camp at the end of next week.

It has been said that if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 or even a case inside Fury’s Top Rank Gym, the bout would almost certainly be postponed.

WBN are carryin on with their monitoring of  the situation and more details will be released soon.

Top Rank recently issued a statement shortly afterward on the matter. At present, there are no plans to move the fight.

They said:

“We continue to monitor the health status of Tyson and his team, and the status of the event has not changed to date.”

The highly-anticipated trilogy fight is set to take place on July 24 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Barry Russell
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