Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 Will Be Postponed From Original July 18 Target Date

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury
The third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has been postponed. | MB Media/Getty Images

Tyson Fury picked up a dominant win over Deontay Wilder back in ther rematch in February, securing his status as the cream of boxing's heavyweight crop. Wilder's corner threw in the towel, but the former WBC heavyweight champ turned around and triggered a contractual clause for an a final rematch, and sights were immediately set for this summer.

The trilogy fight was originally scheduled for July 18. According to promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank, that event is now postponed due to coronavirus risks.

This is not shocking news. There is no definite timetable for when large crowds can safely gather again, and some fans may avoid sporting events altogether for quite some time even if other services resume. Postponing this fight now allows both fighters to focus solely on staying healthy and safe, and saves fans money that may have been ready to book travel and accommodations to Las Vegas.

There are also travel bans in place right now that prevent Fury from traveling between the United Kingdom and the United States. As of now, it appears the trilogy will be completed in the fall at the earliest.

That at least gives boxing fans something to look forward to at a time when all sports have been shut down.