It has been announced per promotional company Top Rank, Inc. that the third encounter between undefeated two-time Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, current holder of the World Boxing Council (WBC) World Heavyweight championship, and former WBC Heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder, which was scheduled to take place on July 24th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has been rescheduled for October 9th. The bout, which was to headline a jointly-produced pay-per-view event between ESPN and Fox Sports here in the United States was recently postponed due to an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the camp of the champion and was followed by news that Fury as well as others in his camp had tested positive for the virus.
As of this writing, there is no word on any changes to the planned joint-production between the networks , which was due to be carried on both traditional telco pay-per-view providers as well as made available as a pay-per-view event through ESPN’s digital streaming network ESPN+. Obviously, as the COVID-19 global epidemic continues, we will keep readers updated on any developments or changes as they become available. Stay tuned.
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