Fury v Wilder 3 Could be Heading to Allegiant Stadium on December 19
In a bit of late breaking news, it has recently come to light that the Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3 trilogy might have just found a home. Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions reported to ESPN that team Fury and Wilder were diligently seeking a fight date and venue and now it appears that they may have located both.
“We’ve reserved that date for Allegiant Stadium. The Raiders are playing on that Thursday [December 17], which is perfect. After the game is over, we put up the ring and so forth. We have a couple of days to do it, and Saturday we have the fight.”
~Bob Arum, Top Rank Promotions
WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) and Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s) last locked horns earlier this year on February 22. Greatly defying the expectations of most anybody who gave their prediction, Fury was able to thoroughly dominate and ultimately force the corner stoppage after seven rounds of destructive action.
POTENTIAL STADIUM FIGHT
Ever since that February 22 dust-up, which served as Wilder’s first professional loss, The Bronze Bomber has ached to get a shot at reclaiming his usurped WBC title. The two biggest obstacles in staging the trilogy have been locating a date/venue and financing the event. With the date and location potentially taken care of, the last major item of concern is the financing.
Clearly, Top Rank is proceeding with an air of optimism. Thus far, they have secured such a large venue as Allegiant Stadium hoping to have fan-attended events by December. The live gate, and the revenues it produced, in their last fight supplied close to $17 million dollars of the overall total profits. If no audience is permitted to attend the event, this would add significant financial strain on the bout.
Yet, as could only be expected, this is a scenario that both teams are preparing for. Todd duBoef, Top Rank president relayed this by saying the following:
“We understand [the potential crowd constraints], and we’re looking at all the different options that relates to if it’s a larger venue with big spacing or if it’s a normal venue. We’re taking all that into consideration.”
~Todd duBoef, Top Rank president
By: Bakari Simpson