According to the veteran Top Rank promoter, Bob arum, the trilogy fight between Tyson fury and Deontay Wilder would take place on December 19 at Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Las vegas raiders, the NFL team.
“That is the date we are focusing on, on all fronts, with security, with the virus, with everything,” Arum said. “We are talking to everyone in town, to the Raiders. So we are optimistic to be able to carry out the event in Nevada, in Las Vegas ”.
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The legendary Arum He mentions that he is hopeful that for the fight there could be a crowd of between 10,000 and 15,000 spectators. The first fight between Wilder and Fury attracted an estimated attendance of 17,600 fans on February 22.
The first fight between Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) and Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs), there was an unexpected draw between the two, last December 2018.
Then, in February this year, the rematch took place, with a wide dominance of the British, in which he even knocked down a couple of times to end the contest in the seventh round by way of knockout.
All of this led to Wilder making the rematch clause valid for a third fight, after the loss. It should be remembered that the date of July 18 of this year was on the radar to carry out this third combat.
But the coronavirus pandemic was responsible for spoiling these plans and pushing until the end of this year the possibility of carrying out the fight.
The Raiders moved from Oakland to Las Vegas for this season, in which they will debut the modern and colorful Allegiant Stadium. The building will have a capacity for 65 thousand spectators and was completed after an investment of 1.84 billion dollars.