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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury puts on a jacket during the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury puts on a jacket during the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder speaks briefly during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder speaks briefly during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT - Boxer Deontay Wilder kept his headphones on and took no questions during a press conference with Tyson Fury (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas.  (Getty Images)

TOPSHOT - Boxer Deontay Wilder kept his headphones on and took no questions during a press conference with Tyson Fury (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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Boxer Deontay Wilder (top) arrives for press conference with Tyson Fury (useen) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in las Vegas. (Getty Images)

Boxer Deontay Wilder (top) arrives for press conference with Tyson Fury (useen) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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Boxer Tyson Fury arrives for press conference with Deontay Wilder (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas.  (Getty Images)

Boxer Tyson Fury arrives for press conference with Deontay Wilder (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury steps up for a face off with Deontay Wilder at the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury steps up for a face off with Deontay Wilder at the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off during the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off during the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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Boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas.  (Getty Images)

Boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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Boxer Tyson Fury (L) looks on as Deontay Wilder turns away following a long face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

Boxer Tyson Fury (L) looks on as Deontay Wilder turns away following a long face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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Boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 09 Jul 2021
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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s world title fight has been postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak in the champion’s camp.

Fury and Wilder were set to fight for the third time on July 24, but the bout has been pushed back after 10 members of Fury’s team reportedly tested positive for the virus.

ESPN is reporting that Fury himself is one of those to have tested positive.

An October date is now looking likely, with Fury eager to dispatch Wilder and set up the long-awaited clash with Anthony Joshua.

Fury went to a controversial split decision draw with Wilder in their first meeting in December 2018.

The British heavyweight outclassed ‘The Bronze Bomber’ but had to survive a couple of brutal knockdowns late one.

Many felt Fury had done enough despite those knockdowns, but there would be no question marks surrounding the outcome of the second meeting – despite Wilder’s ridiculous excuses post-fight.

Fury picked apart the American before knocking him out in the seventh round to become world heavyweight champion for the second time.

Despite the one-sided nature of that fight Fury is contractually obliged to fight Wilder for a third time.

That is now expected to happen later this year, with Fury a 2/7 favourite with Paddy Power. Wilder is 5/2 to get revenge and regain the WBC belt.
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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury puts on a jacket during the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) +

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury puts on a jacket during the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) +

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder speaks briefly during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) +

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder speaks briefly during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) +

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) +

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) +

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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    TOPSHOT - Boxer Deontay Wilder kept his headphones on and took no questions during a press conference with Tyson Fury (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas.  (Getty Images) +

    TOPSHOT - Boxer Deontay Wilder kept his headphones on and took no questions during a press conference with Tyson Fury (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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    Boxer Deontay Wilder (top) arrives for press conference with Tyson Fury (useen) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in las Vegas. (Getty Images) +

    Boxer Deontay Wilder (top) arrives for press conference with Tyson Fury (useen) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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    Boxer Tyson Fury arrives for press conference with Deontay Wilder (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas.  (Getty Images) +

    Boxer Tyson Fury arrives for press conference with Deontay Wilder (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury steps up for a face off with Deontay Wilder at the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) +

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury steps up for a face off with Deontay Wilder at the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off during the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) +

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off during the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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    Boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas.  (Getty Images) +

    Boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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    Boxer Tyson Fury (L) looks on as Deontay Wilder turns away following a long face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images) +

    Boxer Tyson Fury (L) looks on as Deontay Wilder turns away following a long face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury puts on a jacket during the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury puts on a jacket during the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder speaks briefly during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder speaks briefly during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT - Boxer Deontay Wilder kept his headphones on and took no questions during a press conference with Tyson Fury (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas.  (Getty Images)

TOPSHOT - Boxer Deontay Wilder kept his headphones on and took no questions during a press conference with Tyson Fury (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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Boxer Deontay Wilder (top) arrives for press conference with Tyson Fury (useen) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in las Vegas. (Getty Images)

Boxer Deontay Wilder (top) arrives for press conference with Tyson Fury (useen) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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Boxer Tyson Fury arrives for press conference with Deontay Wilder (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas.  (Getty Images)

Boxer Tyson Fury arrives for press conference with Deontay Wilder (off frame) on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury steps up for a face off with Deontay Wilder at the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury steps up for a face off with Deontay Wilder at the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off during the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off during the press conference at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

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Boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas.  (Getty Images)

Boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship fight scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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Boxer Tyson Fury (L) looks on as Deontay Wilder turns away following a long face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

Boxer Tyson Fury (L) looks on as Deontay Wilder turns away following a long face-off on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California at a press conference to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas. (Getty Images)

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