Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 Gets A Date And Venue
The trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has a new date and venue. Top Rank chairman and ‘The Gypsy King’s’ co-promoter, Bob Arum, has told The Las Vegas Review Journal that the heavyweight title fight will go down on December 19th at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“That is the date that we all want,” Arum said. “That’s the date that both sides are happy with. Whether we’ll be able to do it in the stadium with limited seating, that’s in the hands of the gods.”
When Fury and Wilder first fought in December of 2018, the fight was controversially called a draw, when the overall consensus was that the Englishman had done enough to win the fight. When they rematched earlier this year however, ‘The Gypsy King’ dominated ‘The Bronze Bomber’ for seven rounds, until the referee stopped the fight.
Immediately after the fight, Wilder exercised the rematch clause in the contract. This was expected to go down this month, but with the global coronavirus pandemic bringing the world of sport to a standstill, the trilogy fight was postponed.
For such a huge fight in heavyweight boxing history, Arum believes that the Allegiant Stadium is the perfect venue.
“Whenever they fight, I think it’s going to be a huge type of attraction, and to do it as the first fight at Allegiant Stadium would be something really special.”
The Allegiant Stadium has taken two and a half years to build and will be the home for the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels college football teams.
With the coronavirus still having a huge impact on all sports around the world, Arum is hoping that come December 19th, spectators would have returned to sporting events. Although he’s predicting that may not be the case for Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez, which is set to go down in September.
“By December 19th, people will say, ‘Yeah, maybe by then, the worst is over and they can do it,’ ” Arum said. “If I start saying September, I open up can of worms. … If we have to do [Lomachenko vs Lopez] in the bubble, then we’ll do it in the bubble. If we can get spectators, maybe at the MGM or at Allegiant or whatever, we’ll keep everybody in the bubble and get spectators.
“But I’m not asking for that now. And I don’t know if that’ll be possible.”
By defeating Wilder, Fury captured the WBC title. As well as the vacant The Ring title. Despite the trilogy set to go down at the end of the year, it has been reported that a unification bout between Tyson and Anthony Joshua, who holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles, is already in the works.
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