The third world heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has been rescheduled for 9 October.

The bout, which had been due to take place in Las Vegas on 24 July, was postponed after Fury tested positive for coronavirus.

British star Fury, 32, beat American Wilder, 35, to become WBC champion in February 2020 – 14 months after the pair shared a thrilling draw in Los Angeles.

Neither man has fought since Fury’s victory in Las Vegas.

“I want nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on 24 July, but I guess the beating will have to wait,” said Manchester-born Fury, 32.

“Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will fight 9 October and I will knock him spark out.”

Fury is unbeaten in his 31 fights, while Wilder has just one defeat in 44 outings.