Announcement expected on Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight

Organisers of this month’s trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are hoping to confirm it will go ahead as scheduled despite complications caused by Covid-19.

Preparations for the July 24 heavyweight bout in Las Vegas have been thrown into doubt due to a coronavirus case in Fury’s camp.

Promoters Top Rank said they were monitoring the situation closely, with an announcement expected later on Friday.

“As soon as we have word, we will be putting out a statement,” Top Rank media relations director Evan Korn told the PA News Agency.

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Tyson Fury has been training in Las Vegas ahead of the scheduled fight (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Fury beat American Wilder to become WBC heavyweight champion in February last year, 14 months after the two men fought a thrilling draw.

The Briton has been training in Las Vegas in preparation for their third contest.

Fury, 32, had looked set to be heading into an all-British heavyweight showdown against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia during August.

However, a legal ruling in the United States wrecked those plans, with an arbitration hearing upholding claims from Wilder that he was contractually owed a third fight with the WBC champion.