Deontay Wilder’s camp respond to reports Tyson Fury fight will be postponed due to Covid outbreak

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Wilder’s team are not buying claims of Covid cases in the Fury camp (Picture: Getty)

Deontay Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott has dismissed suggestions the Tyson Fury fight will be postponed, insisting the reports are a ‘laughing matter’ inside the camp.

ESPN reported on Thursday night that Fury vs Wilder III, scheduled for 24 July, is likely to be postponed following a Covid outbreak in the Briton’s camp with a new date likely for September.

Fury’s promoter Top Rank however appeared to reject the reports in an statement issued shortly after. ‘We continue to monitor the health status of Tyson and his team and the status of the event has not changed to date,’ the statement read.

Despite the uncertainty, Wilder is continuing to prepare for the 24 July date. Speaking ahead of a sparring session with the former WBC heavyweight champion, his trainer Scott suggested he would take any claims from the Fury camp with a pinch of salt and that their training plans remain firmly in place.

‘We are getting ready to go to work right now and everything remains the same,’ Scott told Elie Seckbach. ‘We are not going for no bananas in the tail pipe.

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Wilder not listening again (Picture: Getty)

‘I don’t care what the media report, we are staying zoned in. We about to put in these rounds of sparring, this is a big week for us. Everything is still on course.

‘We are dealing with a fighter that I believe nothing he says. We are dealing with a fighter who says he is going to come in the ring at 300lbs. I don’t believe that.

‘We are dealing with a fighter who says he and [Conor] McGregor are something like best friends and then McGregor says he doesn’t even know the guy. You just never know with Tyson.’

Scott added: ‘That type of news didn’t shatter the camp at all, it is a laughing matter over here.’


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