The heavyweight championship saga in 2021 took another unexpected turn on Thursday. The championship trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has been postponed from July 24 after a COVID-19 outbreak in Fury’s camp, according to Dan Rafael and The Athletic. ESPN was first to report the news that the fight was in jeopardy.
Fury is among those who have tested positive for the virus, according to Rafael. He received one dose of the vaccine but never the second shot. An official told Lance Pugmire of The Athletic that Fury is “sick, but not that sick,” but all are “realistic about what this virus can potentially do.”