The third fight between British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and American Deontay Wilder will not take place on December 19 as planned.
The above, according to Bob Arum, promoter of Top Rank, who has the rights to organize the fight.
Arum explained that the reason for the cancellation is that that day “there are five college football conference championship games that night, plus two National Football League (NFL) games.
The promoter added that “so we cannot carry out the fight on the 19th,” and indicated that “we are looking at other alternative dates, which we have not defined yet.”
The fight may not be scheduled later, in early 2021, but will go a bit earlier that same December.
Arum indicated that his organization Top Rank is planning a card for December 12 that will feature the junior lightweight world champion of the World Boxing Council, Miguel Berchelt of Mexico, and his compatriot Oscar Valdez.
The veteran promoter said the plan is for the Fury-Wilder III match to take place at Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, with limited seating and social distancing guidelines.
“It will definitely be at Allegiant Stadium,” said Arum, adding that “the Raiders, the city and everyone agrees that the fight be held there.”
Fury, 32, and Wilder had a controversial null match in their first match held in December 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
In the February 22 rematch, Fury knocked out Wilder, 34, in the seventh round and won the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. EFE (HN).