The third fight between boxing heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder could be held by the end of the year with the presence of spectators, according to promoter Bob Arum.
The owner of the Top Rank company stated that the two possible scenarios that are being handled at the moment are Macao (China) and Australia.
The first fight between the two boxers ended in a draw in December 2018. Britain’s Fury later claimed the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title, held by American Wilder, whom he defeated in seven rounds in Las Vegas last year. February.
Their third confrontation had been scheduled for next July, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement.
Since then, talks have centered on a unification fight between Fury and fellow Brit Anthony Joshua, who owns the World Association (WBA), World Organization (WBO) and International Federation (IBF) belts and saw his scheduled fight with Kubrat Pulev due to the health crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But Arum is still interested in carrying out the third match between Fury and Wilder.
Regarding the venue of the fight, the promoter mentioned as the most likely option “Macao, which needs to attract clients and has tremendous protocols. They have not had, for months, any case of coronavirus.
He said there are six large casino owners in Macau that have already entered into talks and “are ready to put money in for the Fury-Wilder fight in November or December.”
Arum added that “we are waiting to see if the Macau authorities will allow an event with spectators in November or December.”
He added that “in Australia they are talking about doing this fight, probably in Sydney. That is one possibility.
But he also did not rule out the possibility that the fight would be held again in Las Vegas, at Allegiant Stadium, the field of the NFL Raiders.
“Maybe we can do it with full attendance at the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas,” added Arum, noting that “maybe we could do it with 20,000 or 30,000 people.”
“I can’t tell you where, but I’m pretty sure we’ll have this event in November or December. We are not sleeping. We are working hard to achieve it, “he said. EFE (HN)