The trilogy fights for FuryThe WBC Heavyweight Championship was scheduled to take place on July 24 in Las Vegas, but reports in the United States indicated the fight would be delayed after a coronavirus outbreak on Fury’s team.
Athletic reported on Friday that “at least 10” people in Fury’s gym in Las Vegas have contracted the virus.
And Fury himself has also tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN.
But US-based boxing promoters Top Rank have said they are monitoring the situation closely, with an announcement expected later today.
“As soon as we hear back, we’ll issue a statement,” Top Rank said.
According to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, Dillian Whyte is reportedly available and willing to replace Fury and fight Wilder later this month.
Fury, 32, beat American Wilder to become WBC heavyweight champion in February 2019, just over a year after the two fought for an exciting draw.
Fury was ready to face Anthony Josué in Saudi Arabia in August but a court ruling in the United States thwarted these plans.
An arbitration hearing confirmed Wilder’s claims that he was contractually indebted for a third fight against Fury.
Neither Fury nor Wilder, 35, have returned to the ring since their second fight in 2019.
The British boxer trained in Las Vegas for his third competition.
There are still hopes of a Fury-Joshua fight but it is unlikely to take place in 2021 if the Fury-Wilder clash is delayed.
Joshua is expected to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 in London.