Will Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III Have Fans In Attendance?
Some more details have emerged on whether or not Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III will have fans in attendance.
Fury vs. Wilder III is expected to take place on December 19. The likely venue is Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trilogy bout was supposed to take place on July 18. It was forced to be pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to BoxingScene, Top Rank’s Bob Arum discussed the possibility of having fans attend Fury vs. Wilder III.
“We’re working closely with PBC and we’re looking at December 19th. We’re working with the state authorities in Nevada, as far as doing it with a limited audience, and we’re making a lot of progress. We can’t do it without fans. Everybody’s cooperating. It’s my hope and PBC’s hope that we’ll be able to do it at the new stadium, with a limited number of fans, and we’re coming up with methods to get spectators in there.”
Arum has said that Fury vs. Wilder III won’t be happening unless fans are in attendance. That’s because Top Rank and PBC don’t want to miss out on a huge chunk of revenue that would come from ticket sales. The second bout between Fury and Wilder nearly took in a live gate of $17 million.
Fury and Wilder collided a second time back on February 22. Fury scored the seventh-round TKO win to capture the WBC Heavyweight Championship. The win improved “The Gypsy King’s” undefeated pro boxing record to 30-0-1. Wilder suffered the first loss of his career.