Joseph Parker reportedly contracts Covid, title fight postponed

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NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 1:18PM
Joseph Parker. (Photo / Photosport)
Joseph Parker. (Photo / Photosport)

Joseph Parker reportedly contracts Covid, title fight postponed

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Sat, 10 Jul 2021, 1:18PM

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has reportedly been caught up in an outbreak of Covid-19 in Las Vegas which has caused the postponement of the world heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder scheduled for later this month.

Respected boxing writer Dan Rafael tweeted on Friday afternoon that Parker, along with his trainer Andy Lee, are amongst those to have tested positive for the virus. Parker had been in Las Vegas training at Fury's camp.

Now, the heavyweight boxing world title fight between Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) scheduled for July 25 has reportedly been postponed after nine people tested positive in Fury's camp.

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