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Coronavirus pandemic postpones Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy from July 18th date


We’ve not had much discussion here about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on boxing, but several major shows around the world have since been postponed indefinitely, including the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy.


Top Rank Boxing chairman Bob Arum told ESPN’s Dan Rafael that the WBC heavyweight championship bout, originally penciled in for July 18th in Las Vegas, is now off the table until at least the fall.


While UFC president Dana White has been unbelievably insistent that his shows need to go on in the middle of a worldwide crisis, Arum was quite candid about the harsh realities and the impracticality of trying to run any of these cards over the next few months.


After a controversial split draw in December 2018, Fury dominated stopped Wilder last month in a joint ESPN-FOX PPV that sold a reported 800,000-850,000 buys.


A rematch clause was exercised by Wilder and his team, but if they are to fight again, it won’t be until towards the end of the year... provided this pandemic is under some semblance of control.


Restrictions by the UK government will likely wipe out Matchroom Boxing cards through May, and potentially push Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev towards July or later.






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