Bob Arum slams Tyson Fury’s camp for ‘f***ing up’ after he caught Covid and hails Deontay Wilder for fight preparations

TYSON FURY’ US promoter Bob Arum has described the postponement of the Deontay Wilder trilogy fight as ‘a complete f*** up’.

The two heavyweights were scheduled to clash on July 24 – but that was shelved after Fury contracted coronavirus.

US promoter Bob Arum is not impressed with what went on within Tyson Fury’s camp

The Gypsy King had only had one vaccine jab before getting the disease.

Fury will now defend his WBC heavyweight belt against Wilder on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

But Arum is not a happy man and revealed he was led to believe Fury had been given his two vaccine shots.

Speaking to World Boxing News, the 89-year-old said: “I never knew that he hadn’t [got the second one] until he got sick.

“I really screamed at all of them. It was a complete f*** up. The people in the gym, I mean, we had no controls. It was like every sparring partner brought his friend, other corner people.

“[Trainer] SugarHill [Steward] had these Russians [he trains] running around. There was absolutely no precaution taken, which a lot of it was our fault.

“We should have been the adult in the room.”

Arum went on to add that he does not know if Fury has had his second vaccine shot yet.


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But the legendary American promoter went on to praise Wilder and his team for how they protected themselves against Covid-19.

He added: “They did the right thing, and they’re to be commended, and we didn’t do the right thing.

“We were operating in the haze that the pandemic was over.”

Fury’s third fight against Wilder put the brakes on his ‘Battle of Britain’ against Anthony Joshua.

That was pencilled in for this summer, but AJ will now face Oleksandr Usyk instead on September 25.

Meanwhile Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has dismissed suggestions talks over an undisputed heavyweight title fight between the two Brits have resumed.

The Matchroom Boxing chief told iFL TV: “Someone said, ‘When do you think that fight will happen when it happens?’”

“I’m giving you what you want, clickbait. Let’s deal with Oleksandr Usyk.

“That’s the focus, that fight [Anthony Joshua vs Usyk], and then we worry about the rest after.

“I didn’t say there were any talks [between Joshua and Fury].

“I said if that fight was to happen, I guess that’s the time that it would happen. It is [a formidable task for Joshua facing Usyk].”

Bob Arum is not happy with what went on around Team Fury

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