Wilder's explosive sequence of knockout victories suddenly stopped against Fury, who resisted his renowned right-hand man in the early stages of his comeback fight, and Whyte questioned whether the limitations of & # 39; The Bronze Bomber & # 39; they had been exposed.
But because of the coronavirus, which has already cancelled or postponed all of Arum's boxing shows in March and April, the fight now won't take place until at least October.
Fury beat Wilder in February to secure the WBC heavyweight title after their first encounter in 2018 had ended in a controversial draw. Eddie Hearn is still hopeful that the fight can take place this year without having to be delayed, but he also admitted that he is flexible with the date, with the government advice likely to have an impact on whether the delay could be needed.More news: New Zealand declares emergency
'Wilder wants Fury 3?
'Where were they going to train for it? How are you going to sell tickets? Moreover, it's possible the fight could be pushed even later in the year, or even to the next, should the coronavirus pandemic cause a longer halt to sporting action across the globe than anticipated.
"So everybody has to take a step back".
"Al and his people are in touch with us all the time on this", Arum said, via ESPN.More news: Kevin Hart and Wife Eniko Parrish Expecting Baby No. 2
'So everybody has to take a step back. "We see things the same way".
As Arum notes, Fury has a legion of loyal fans that will travel in from overseas for fights, and right now, even if the casinos in Las Vegas were to reopen by July, there's no guarantee travel restrictions would be lifted. "Nobody has ever experienced anything like this before". Wilder exercised the rematch clause in his contract for an immediate third fight to take place as early as the summer as part of another joint venture pay-per-view between ESPN and Fox.
Joshua already has a fight of his own lined up, as he is slated to face Kubrat Pulev at the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the end of June.More news: Trump says 'a little upset with China' over coronavirus