Arum: More Money If WIlder-Fury Wait
In the wake of the announcement that Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s rematch will be put off into the future, Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum, believes both competitors waiting to fight will make them more money in an eventual rematch.
Arum, who signed Fury to a multi-fight co promotion deal told the Los Angeles Times that a fight in the interim for each competitor can yield millions of buys later this year.
“We envision this [rematch] can reach 1 to 2 million homes. The only way to do that is to allow the general sports fan to really get to know these guys,” Arum said to the Los Angeles Times.
“If that takes each of them fighting another opponent first, then rolling them into a September fight, the money on the table then would be more than they can conceive of … that’s the way I look at it.”
Now, with Fury and Wilder taking a step back from a rematch, Wilder is expected to face mandatory WBC challenger Dominic Breazeale, who initially was ordered to face Dillian Whyte in a final eliminator.
It is unknown what road Fury will take to start a potential three-fight 2019.
Via Boxing Scene