Bob Arum Reveals Why Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Fight Tickets Will Not Sellout Completely

Published 09/29/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Bob Arum, chief executive officer of Top Rank Boxing Inc., participates during a panel discussion at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The conference brings together hundreds of chief executive officers, senior government officials and leading figures in the global capital markets for discussions on social, political and economic challenges. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images


Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder’s iconic trilogy is the prime heavyweight encounter that the fans want to see. Following the pair’s first two fights, hardcore lovers of the sport are keeping their fingers crossed to see yet another thriller between the two stars to close out the feud.

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While everything seems to be in place for this fight, the ticket sales aren’t really up to the mark. Recently, Bob Arum, in a conversation with iFL TV, shed some light on this important matter.

He said, “Tickets are going really well. It might fall short of a sellout because we had put a few thousand tickets aside based on the hope that Brits would buy those tickets. But because of the US policy, ban on UK travelers, we’re not going to get many Brits.”

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As the USA has pulled itself out of the clutches of the global pandemic, sporting arenas are witnessing fans back in action. The Fury vs Wilder 3 will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and here, too, fans are expected in large numbers.

However, as the USA still has travel bans on a few countries, the British boxing lovers would find it tough to support their fighter on October 9 inside the stadium.

Regardless of that, all of Fury’s fans around the globe will be watching this fight from the comfort of their homes and will be cheering on their elite fighter.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy – Will it stay true to the hype?

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Wilder and Fury‘s fight is highly important for the messed-up heavyweight division. It is also important for the duo as they are eager to get back into action and resurrect their careers.

On October 9, both men will end a near 20-month-long hiatus and will look to live up to their pre-fight promises. To do so, they will reveal their new offensive and defensive strategies from their training camps and let their fists deliver on their verbal promises.

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With that, this fight will undoubtedly stay true to the hype created around it. It’ll be interesting to see who among the two men comes out on top.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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