Bob Arum Won’t Be In Attendance For Fury-Whyte Due To COVID-19

It’s time for the biggest fight of the year with so much at stake. But Bob Arum won’t be in attendance.

The legendary Top Rank Boxing promoter won’t show up for the fight between Tyson Fury (31-0, 22 KOs) and Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) because of COVID-19.

On Monday, the 91-year-old announced on his Twitter account that he has been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms recently. It means that he wouldn’t make it to see Fury’s return as champion in the United Kingdom.

“I am extremely excited to see Fury defend his titles against Whyte on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it as I continue to recover from mild COVID-19 symptoms. But, that won’t stop me from cheering the Gypsy King from home,” Arum said.

Fury, who is unbeaten so far in his career, has the ascendancy because he is getting the Whyte bout on the back of wins against American Deontay Wilder. Most importantly, this will be his first title in the UK.

Despite getting owned by 40-year-old Alexander Povetkin, Whyte strives to be one of WBC’s top challengers. The British boxer did avenge this defeat against the Russian in March last year.

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