The pandemic once again messes up the plans of the Wilder vs Fury 3, had the COVID not happened, we would have seen the Wilder vs Fury trilogy already. It was the fight to make as per their contract rematch clause, but due to lockdowns, the fight was not made on their declared date. This time, Fury tested positive for COVID which forces the fight to be moved on a later date.
BREAKING: Per source, Tyson Fury was one of the people in his camp who tested positive for Covid-19 and the fight with Wilder is postponed. New date TBA. I’ve been told Fury got one vaccine dose but never got the 2nd. At least 3 others in camp also positive. #boxing #FuryWilder3
— Dan Rafael (@DanRafael1) July 8, 2021
Wilder had the right to exercise a rematch clause, since prior to the fight both fighters signed a contract that gave the loser a chance to avenge his loss. The rematch clause expired, so the Fury team was looking to fight a different opponent. Many wanted to see Fury vs Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight title, but sadly we might not see it happen this year.
Both of promoter’s of Fury and Joshua has came on to report that the fight was a done deal only to end up with the arbitration declaring in favor of Wilder getting a trilogy fight. Tyson Fury has no choice but to follow honor the contract or else he will suffer unwanted consequences.
A lot of excuses came from Wilder’s team saying that the fight was cheated. He even went on to blame his corner for throwing in the towel. From having his costume too heavy and even that the gloves of Fury were tampered.
The trilogy fight was supposedly scheduled for July 24 but due to Fury testing positive, the fight wil. be moved. Although Dillian Whyte has offered to step in and face Deontay Wilder since he is the WBC Interim heavyweight champion, says he is more than ready to step in on short notice. It is on Wilder’s side if he wants to accept the fight.
Spoke to @DillianWhyte – he is due to fight end of August but ready to jump in July 24 v Wilder 😎
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 8, 2021
One thing worth noting if Wilder beats Whyte, he becomes the interim WBC champion and will likely face Fury for the unification but if he loses he might not get a third fight with Fury which is a high risk, low reward fight for Wilder. One thing that benefits Wilder is it could be his tune up fight to prepare for Fury and he also has a history with Whyte, both have been exchanging not so nice words.