After the British knocked out the American on February 22, it didn’t take long for the loser to activate his rematch clause so that he could try to regain his belt.
It was initially suggested that the third round could happen as soon as July 18, but this is no longer the case.
Instead, according to The Athletics, October 3 is now a plan Wilder vs Fury 3 with a battle set to return to Las Vegas again.
Bob Arum explained to ESPN that the delay was due to the coronavirus pandemic: “You could not guarantee the fighters that the event would take place on that date. We haven’t been able to convince them or ourselves.
“Where did they go to train for it? It just didn’t make any sense. You’ve just got to take a step back.
“So everyone’s got to take a step back. Boxing isn’t isolated. It’s part of what’s going on in the world. So maybe the fight will be in early October. “Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte slammed Wilder for even accepting the third fight.
He said to Sky, “It’s ridiculous, considering that he lost his first fight. In every department, I think Tyson Fury is better than him.
“What is he going to change now that he hasn’t changed in the last 12-15 years? Nothing, he’s not going to change anything.
“He can’t throw a jab, he can’t hold a box. His balance is terrible, his neck is too weak, and he’s not hit as hard as everyone says.