Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight rescheduled for Oct. 9 due to Fury's positive COVID-19 diagnosis

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder won't fight as expected July 24. The fight was officially rescheduled for Oct. 9 due to Fury testing positive for COVID-19.

Fury tweeted out the announcement Thursday, which confirmed his positive test.

The fight will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Anyone who purchased tickets to the July 24 fight will have those tickets honored for the Oct. 9 bout.

The fight postponement was expected after rumors emerged suggesting there was a COVID-19 outbreak in Fury's camp. Fury and three members of his team reportedly tested positive for COVID. Fury reportedly has received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but not the second. He was reportedly "sick, but not that sick," following the positive test.

Deontay Wilder looking for redemption against Tyson Fury

Wilder is hoping for redemption after losing to Fury in 2020. Wilder blamed his heavy costume for the loss, saying it made his legs tired.

The Oct. 9 fight will be the third between Fury and Wilder. The two also fought to a draw in 2018.

If Fury can pick up a win Oct. 9, he would hold a 2-0-1 record over Wilder. If Wilder takes the fight Oct. 9, that could set up a fourth bout to break that tie.

Boxers Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face-off.
Fans will have to wait until October to see Tyson Fury take on Deontay Wilder again. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)