WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is not going to take the blame for the recent delay with his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
The contest was scheduled to take place this coming Saturday night - but the fight was pushed back when Fury tested positive for COVID-19.
The trilogy fight will now take place on October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fury's co-promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, revealed to BoxingScene.com that his boxer was not fully vaccinated. While he received the first shot of the vaccine, he never returned weeks later for the second shot.
Fury admits that his diagnosis was unfortunate, but feels that he should not be blamed for contracting an illness.
"I'm the last person to blame," said Fury to Daily Mail. "I don't have a large entourage, unlike most world champions with all their ass-licking hangers on. Since coming back into full time camp I hadn't been anywhere other than my new house here and the Top Rank gym. Nor had my team.
"The only people whose movements I couldn't completely control were my sparring partners, who change. They came in and out of the bubble and everyone knows this town is full of COVID. I suspect we caught it from one of them."
Back in February 2020, Fury stopped Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC title. Both boxers have been inactive since that encounter.
Fury believes that he will stop Wilder even quicker when they meeting for the third and very likely final time.
"Mentally he's a broken man. I destroyed him last time in seven rounds and I will ruin him quicker next time. Inside five. He knows that if we fought ten times I would win ten times," Fury said.