Frank Warren Says Bob Arum Had Assured $14 Million Tickets Sales for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3

Published 07/20/2021, 2:30 PM EDT


The sudden postponement of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 due to the former’s camp being tested positive for Covid-19 has raised several eyebrows. Although both the promoters-PBC and Top Rank- have confirmed the news, several people doubt its credibility. Brit promoter Eddie Hearn and several more people have mocked the postponement, citing the lack of ticket sales as a valid reason.

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However, Queensberry promotions kingpin Frank Warren gave an interesting update. He revealed his conversation with Top Rank chief Bob Arum and claimed to have had lucrative ticket sales for Wilder vs Fury 3 on July 24, which has now been shifted to October 9.

In a chat with IFL TV, Frank Warren said, “Bob [Arum] assured me that they sold $14 million worth. I spoke to Shelly Finkel on another match and he actually mentioned. You know because PBC are the joint promoters also in the event and they said themselves you know. The tickets had sold for it.”

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The fight will take place in the same venue, which is T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. With the WBC title at stake, Fury vs Wilder 3 will also conclude the epic rivalry between the heavyweight gladiators. So, it’s highly popular in the combat universe.

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Simultaneously, another loss against Tyson Fury wouldn’t be well for Deontay Wilder’s career. So, this must-win feature adds extra excitement to the fight, grabbing attention from every corner of the world. While Tyson Fury is reportedly recovering from the coronavirus, Wilder is in his gym, training for a career-defining moment. So the third fight can hold something unfamiliar to the first two fights.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3- The Epic Journey

Apart from the boxing values, the first two fights between ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and ‘The Gypsy King’ were extremely successful at the Box Office. The first fight reportedly earned a massive $24 million PPV sales in 2018. However, the rematch saw massive success in gate sales which broke several records.

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According to the reports of Forbes, the rematch in 2020 earned almost $17 million in ticket sales at the MGM Grand Arena. So, promoters need to secure a similar success this time at the T-Mobile Arena. Thus, the recent derailment may cause a minor shift in sales, or it may turn out well for both sides.

Do you think ticket sales were the actual reason behind the postponement of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3?

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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