Tyson Fury makes explosive claim after Deontay Wilder fight rescheduled for October

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Tyson Fury has vowed to “spark out” Deontay Wilder after the WBC heavyweight title fight was confirmed for October 9 in Las Vegas. Fury was scheduled to fight Wilder for the third time in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 24, but the bout was postponed after an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Briton’s camp.

The much-anticipated fight has been a long time coming, with several attempts to stage it falling through due to coronavirus restrictions.

Fury, who is unbeaten in 31 professional bouts with 21 knock-outs to his name, has been frustrated by his lack of action since he won the second bout via knockout in Los Angeles in February 2020.

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The 32-year-old has repeatedly spoken of his desire to fight Anthony Joshua, who holds the other three significant titles at heavyweight, but an arbitration hearing ruled that Wilder had contractual grounds for a third contest.

After the late postponement earlier this month, Fury will get his chance to put the American behind him in October.

“I wanted nothing more than to smash the Big Dosser on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait,” he said.

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A whopping 595 days will have elapsed since Fury’s dramatic knock-out win in February 2020 by the time October 9 comes around.

Promoter Frank Warren believes the extended build-up will only serve to make the final fight in the trilogy more special.

“I’m glad that we could all agree a new date quickly for Tyson to defend his title,” he said.

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“Tyson is a fighting man and I know how frustrated he is that he can’t compete this month. It’s such a shame to lose a fight of this magnitude to COVID.

“That said, the extra time he gets to prepare is just going to ensure he’s bigger and better than ever before.

“I’ve never been more certain that Tyson is going to deliver a spectacular performance and remain the number one heavyweight on the planet.”

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