Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we don’t yet have a set date for Wilder vs Fury number three. A definitive date is as unpredictable as craps online betting. Promoters are skeptical of the fight happening without a crowd. They have made it clear that they want to have at least a limited audience. Even if this means moving the fight away from the States.
The potential October 3rd date was scrapped. The December 19th penciled-in date is now also off the table. This is due to the real possibility of a lack of crowd. Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has been vocal in his support for moving the tie overseas. He insists that a fight of that magnitude isn’t viable without a huge live crowd.
There isn’t a definitive answer to this question. But rumors are circulating that authorities are looking at outsourcing Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III, potentially to China. US-based promoter Bob Arum allegedly informed Frank Warren of an offer ‘from the Far-East’ to host the fight in Macau, China – dubbed the Vegas of Asia.
The venue holds around 15,000 people. And given that China’s borders have now reopened to several European countries, it’s possible of a substantial crowd presence in Macau should they stage the fight there. Arum also mentioned that he was working with the authorities in Nevada to potentially host the fight at the brand new 65,000 capacity Raiders stadium.
Anthony Joshua is expected to fight Kubrat Pulev at the O2 Arena in London this December. Promoter Eddie Hearn is doing everything to make this possible. But this, alongside Fury’s potential meeting with Deontay Wilder in February means that Fury v Joshua will have to be pushed back further. The contract for the Gypsy King to take on Anthony Joshua is close. An agreement is apparently in place for what would be one of British boxing’s greatest ever fights.