Tyson Fury’s rematch with Deontay Wilder will take place on October 9.
The Gypsy King’s WBC heavyweight title showdown with the American was set to take place on July 24, but had to be rescheduled after Fury tested positive for Covid-19 last week.
As such, the pair’s third encounter has had to be delayed, but has now been moved three months down the line.
Fury declared: “I wanted nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait.
“Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever.
“We will fight October 9, and I will knock him spark out."
Unbeaten Fury knocked out Wilder in their second bout in February 2020, after the pair’s first fight ended in a controversial split draw back in December 2018.
Those results remain the only fights the Bronze Bomber has failed to win in his pro career, with the 35-year-old boasting 42 wins from his 44 fights – 41 via KO.
His manager, Shelly Finkel stated: “This is what we went to arbitration for. He just wanted what was owed to him.
“He remains ready to reclaim his world title on October 9.”
Fury is facing Wilder after the American won an arbitration case last month, forcing him out of an undisputed heavyweight title showdown with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua. That bout had been scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia in August.
The retired judge Daniel Weinstein had ruled that Wilder had a contractual right to a third contest with Fury.
Neither Fury nor Wilder have fought since their last contest, which ended in the seventh round.
Promoter Frank Warren added: "I'm glad that we could all agree a new date quickly for Tyson to defend his title.
"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!"
What are their records?
- Total fights 31
- Wins 30
- Wins by KO 21
- Losses 0
- Draws 1
- Total fights 44
- Wins 42
- Wins by KO 41
- Losses 1
- Draws 1
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