“Nobody’s Coming to See Tyson Fury”- PBC Spokesperson Reveals Why a Tyson Fury Fight Will Not Sell Well in the US

Published 01/10/2022, 6:30 AM EST
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury is given the count REUTERS/Steve Marcus


PBC’s Vice President of Communications Tim Smith revealed why nobody will come to watch Tyson Fury fight in the US. Fury last fought Deontay Wilder in October last year at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout was one of the most thrilling heavyweight fights and instantly went down as a classic.

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‘The Gypsy King’ broke the heart of a lot of American fans by beating Wilder, but won many more, with his performance. Even though Wilder was supposed to have the home crowd advantage, the fans were cheering on for Tyson Fury from the moment he entered the ring. According to Smith, however, it will not happen again.

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“You know, hey God bless Tyson Fury. But nobody’s coming to see Tyson Fury as a gate attraction unless he’s fighting Deontay Wilder, no one. You know, maybe in England if he fights Anthony Joshua, that’ll be a gate attraction. You know, maybe if he fights Usyk over there, it’s a gate attraction.”

“But in America, who’s coming to see Tyson Fury fight anyone other than Deontay Wilder?” Tim Smith said. Tyson Fury‘s last five fights have taken place in the US, including the Deontay Wilder trilogy, and all of his fights have done well. So what Tim Smith says may be true if we compare it to the kind of crowd Fury can bring to a fight in the UK.

However, Fury can also draw enormous crowds in the US, even more than some of the top fighters in the United States.

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Tyson Fury eyes a clash against UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou

‘The Gypsy King’ is not a man that runs away from a tough fight, and it doesn’t get tougher than the UFC’s very own knockout machine, ‘The Predator’ Francis Ngannou. Ngannou possesses one-punch knockout power like no other. The Cameroonian MMA champion needs just one punch to end a fight, which he has shown in many of his fights.

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After calling out Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder amidst contract disputes with the UFC, Ngannou finally got a response from Tyson Fury. The WBC heavyweight champion posted a picture of himself alongside Francis Ngannou and proposed a fight with boxing rules, using UFC gloves.

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What do you think of this matchup? Will Francis Ngannou be able to fare any better than the knockout artist Deontay Wilder? Or will he suffer the same fate at the hands of Tyson Fury? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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