Tyson Fury produced one of heavyweight boxing’s finest ever performances to destroy Deontay Wilder in February and become a world champion once again.

Fury dominated their Las Vegas rematch from the first bell, flooring his opponent several times before his corner threw in the towel.

The Gypsy King’s win led to calls for him to face off against fellow British superstar Anthony Joshua next.

But that bout has been put on the back burner with Wilder invoking his right to have a third clash with Fury.

The heavyweight rivals will now complete their blockbuster trilogy later this year but the fight has been put into doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fury vs Wilder 3: Date and time
Fury is slated to fight Wilder for the third time next after the Bronze Bomber took up his rematch clause.

The date and location of the bout has not officially been confirmed yet and was expected to be held at the MGM Grand again on July 18.

That has had to be changed due to the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic and the fight is now reportedly set to take place on October 3 in Las Vegas again.
When asked if the bout would take place on July 18, Arum told ESPN: “Clearly not. We don’t even know if the MGM will even be open by then.

“You could not guarantee the fighters that the event would take place on that date. We couldn’t convince them or ourselves.

“Where were they going to train for it? It just made no sense. You just have to take a step back. How are you going to sell tickets? It’s absolutely ridiculous to say the fight is on when the Brits can’t even get there.

“So everybody has to take a step back. Boxing is not isolated. It’s part of what’s happening in the world. So possibly the fight will be in early October.”

Fury vs Wilder 3: The coronavirus impact
As the fight has not been officially announced as of yet, promoters are set to wait to see how the ongoing issues surrounding coronavirus play out before confirming a date.

Las Vegas – as well as several other cities in the USA – are in lockdown meaning any major sporting event could not take place.

Travel restrictions around the world would also impact the bout should it be held elsewhere.

There has been talk of holding boxing fights behind closed doors but that would not be suitable for a clash of this magnitude.