Where Would Tyson Fury Like The Trilogy Fight With Deontay Wilder To Take Place In?
Despite the rumors that the trilogy bout between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury could take place outside of the United States, the latter is interested in staying where he’s most comfortable.
Speaking with ESPN this past weekend, Fury (30-0-1), the WBC Heavyweight and lineal Champion, discussed his thoughts on a location for the third fight between him and Wilder (42-1-1), the former champion. Top Rank’s Bob Arum has stated before about hosting the event in places like Macau or Australia. The “Gypsy King” prefers to stay in the United States, where he is 4-0-1.
“I’d prefer it to be in the home of the ‘Gypsy King’—Las Vegas, Nevada,” stated, via Boxing Scene.
Since signing with Top Rank in 2019, Fury has fought three times in Las Vegas. He beat Tom Schwarz via TKO in June 2019 and survived a war with Otto Wallin in September. Back in February, Fury fought Wilder in a rematch of their 2018 encounter. Fury ended up attacking Wilder from the get-go, pushing forward to attack the body and face. Knocked down multiple times, Wilder would end up in severe pain and would be bleeding by the ears. His corner would throw in the towel in the seventh, awarding Fury with the win.
Fury’s first fight in America was in 2013, beating Steve Cunningham inside Madison Square Gaden via knockout.
Arum, like Eddie Hearn, believes that events with big fighters should have fans to watch them. Recently, Top Rank started putting on shows in Las Vegas with no fans. Fury isn’t against the idea of a fan-less arena, although it is unsure if he would fight inside one.
“I think it’s good for boxing,” Fury went on to say. “It gives the fans something to tune into on ESPN or ESPN+, which is great for fans at home to watch any live sports. Everyone needs to keep busy. We’ve all got bills to pay. I think it’s great what we’re doing right now.”
While Fury must deal with Wilder, he also has Anthony Joshua on his mind. The two have agreed in principle to fight sometime in 2021. Arum has mentioned that if a fight between Wilder and Fury were to take place, it would be in the fourth quarter of 2020.