TYSON FURY has broken his silence following the postponement of his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder – thanking fans for his recent ESPY award.
The WBC heavyweight champion, 32, was due to face the American in Las Vegas a week on Sunday before he tested positive for Covid.
Fury has yet to speak on the Covid outbreak that ravaged his camp, although he did take to Twitter on Wednesday to thank fans who voted him as ESPN's 'Best Boxer' of 2021.
In a Twitter video, he said: "Hey there, this is Tyson Fury, AKA The Gypsy King.
"I'd just like to thank everybody that for this year's ESPY award, ESPN award.
"Thank you everybody at ESPN and thank you everybody that voted for me to be the best boxer of the year.
"Real, real, real honour. Thank you very much, All the best. God bless."
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Fury caught Covid after declining to get his second jab for fear of getting sick ahead of the fight.
The Gypsy King's co-promoter Bob Arum said: "He’s fine with it.
“He got vaccinated in Miami. He got the first shot.
“And then he said he didn’t wanna get the second shot because he didn’t wanna get sick [from the vaccination] so close to the fight. So, he got Covid instead.”
It's understood Fury vs Wilder III – which was due to take place at the T-Mobile Arena – is currently in the works for October.
Fan favourite Fury hasn't set foot inside the ring since his emphatic dethroning of former WBC champ Wilder last February.
And co-promoter Frank Warren has lamented the Brit's delayed return to the squared circle.
He told BT Sport: "It's looking some time in October, which is a great shame it's been postponed, but it is what it is.
"Unfortunately, they in the camp and himself got tested positive for Covid. There's nothing we can do about it.
"It's the times we live in, so the fight is postponed. Pushed back.
"Very frustrating. Really frustrating for Tyson.
"By the time he gets into the ring, he will have been out for nearly 20 months. That's a long, long time."
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