Tyson Fury will defend his WBC strap against Deontay Wilder in an epic trilogy contest. If not for the COVID-19 obstacles, the pair would have fought by now.
December 19 is tentatively set as the day for their third meeting in Las Vegas. However, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren is unwilling to host the event behind closed doors.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the entire sports community hasn’t experienced fan attendance. It is still unknown whether mass gathering will be allowed during sports events. That said, Warren doesn’t want to miss out on the gate that Fury vs Wilder 3 can generate. Thus, he doesn’t see the fight happening without fans.
In a recent interaction with Good Morning Britain, Fury and Frank Warren discussed several things going around the boxing community. While Fury appears ready for his return, there’s still no official update regarding the final date.
Zero fan attendance can be a valid reason to put a halt on the matchup. Speaking about it, Warren said that he doesn’t see such a high-voltage matchup happening behind the shutter.
Warren said, “Not a fight of that magnitude. Wilder and Fury was the highest-grossing [heavyweight] fight to ever take place in Vegas. We just can’t lose that gate. It’s a huge amount of money.
“We need the gate. Or we come up with a scenario where there is a huge site fee from a territory to take it, and we use it to promote their country. We are looking at those situations.”
The first two contests between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have been absolute thrillers. While the first one ended in a controversial draw, Fury knocked out Wilder for the WBC title in the rematch. It was a one-sided affair as Fury manhandled his American rival throughout the fight.
The trilogy bout will hold a lot in store for ‘The Bronze Bomber.’ However, it will be equally important for ‘The Gypsy King,’ who vows to retain the title and his undefeated pro record.