The heavyweight boxing clash between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has been rescheduled for October 9 after the July 24 date was cancelled because Fury contracted COVID-19.
The undefeated 32-year-old Fury has not confirmed or commented on his health and has been pictured with fans enjoying Sin City.
The 6ft 9in ace managed to catch enough breath to threaten the American with an even bigger battering than the February 2020 masterclass he dished out to the Bronze Bomber.
“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 October 9, and I will knock him spark out!”
SunSport reports that Fury had a December 5 fight in London arranged that was cancelled when he could not agree on an opponent with his broadcasters on both sides of the Pond.
So, he will have been out of the ring for 19 months when he finally returns to defend his crown.
But promoter Frank Warren reckons all the extra training time will have made his star attraction an even more dominant force.
“I’m glad that we could all agree a new date quickly for Tyson to defend his title,” Warren said.