If you were looking forward to seeing Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder go at it for a third time in July, sorry, that’s now going down in October.
The fight has a new date of October 3 in Las Vegas, The Athletic reports. The original date was set for July 18. There has not been a venue selected and the fight will be aired on ESPN and FOX PPV. The fight is not rescheduled due to coronavirus, instead, the update is at the preferred of the promoters.
In a statement to ESPN, Top Rank chairman Bob Arum stated the July 18 date was a question mark. “We don’t even know if the MGM will even be open by then,” he said.
The revenue split for the fight will be 60% to the lineal and WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury with 40% going to Wilder.
In the two previous fights, the two had a draw in the first and the most recent battle saw Fury convincingly beat Fury.