We are at the end of the proverbial tunnel after a grueling COVID-19 pandemic, but the highly contagious virus is still a very big issue. Now one big fight is up in the air.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder were set to fight on July 24th, embarking on a trilogy of matches. Now that fight is up in the air after Fury reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Teddy Atlas said on the Wise Cracks podcast that it appears Tyson Fury has COVID-19. He only received one dose of the vaccine, and now they are thinking about pushing his fight against Wilder to September.
“It looks like Fury actually has COVID. He had 1 shot. He didn’t get both shots, both vaccines. And, it looks like he has the COVID. They’re talking about pushing it back to September. I don’t know if that’s enough time.”
Fury defeated Wilder in the second fight, and Wilder even blamed his heavy wardrobe for his loss. Wilder got his rematch clause and another fight was arranged. Now we will have to see what happens next.
This is terrible news, and hopefully Tyson Fury will be okay. Our thoughts go out to anyone suffering from a situation caused by this terrible pandemic.