Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title defence against Deontay Wilder has been moved to October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Fury’s trilogy bout with Wilder was initially scheduled for July 24 before the Brit tested positive for Covid-19 amid an outbreak in his training camp.

“I wanted nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait,” Fury said. “Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will fight Oct. 9, and I will knock him spark out!”

“This is what we went to arbitration for,” said Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s manager. “He just wanted what was owed to him. He remains ready to reclaim his world title on Oct. 9.’’