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Arum on Fury-Wilder: Investors in Macau Ready To Put Up The Money

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum indicates that it's a very realistic possibility to see the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy end up in an overseas location.

Back in February, Fury dropped and stopped Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC's heavyweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The first bout, which took place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, saw the two boxers battle to a controversial twelve round split draw.

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After suffering his first career defeat, Wilder exercised his option for an immediate rematch.

The fight was going to take place in July - but then ultimately pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

At first it was eyed for October - and now it's more likely to land in November or December.

One of the big issues in staging that card, is that it needs an audience.

At the moment boxing events can only take place behind closed doors.

There is a possibility of that contest coming off without an audience, if someone puts up the money to cover the financial loss of having no gate.

Arum, who co-promotes Fury, says there are investors who are willing to stake enough money to bring that fight to Macau in China. Top Rank has staged several events in Macau.

Arum also says Australia is a possibility, and Las Vegas' brand new Allegiant Stadium, which holds 65,000 fans, is also under consideration.

"When we postponed the fight in July we punted it to October," Arum told Sky Sports.

"I then called Fury and told him to forget about October. We'll try to do it in November or December. We are moving ahead. Maybe Macau which needs to attract customers and has tremendous protocols. They have had, for months now, no cases of coronavirus. There are six big casino properties in Macau.

 

"We've talked to them. They're ready to put up money for the Fury fight against Wilder in November or December. We are waiting to see if the authorities in Macau will allow an event with full spectators in November or December.

"Our friends in Australia are talking about doing this fight, probably in Sydney. That's a possibility. Maybe we can do it with a full attendance at the new stadium in Vegas of the Raiders. Maybe we could do it with 20,000 or 30,000 people [later in the year]. I can't tell you where, but I'm pretty sure we'll get this event on in November or December. We're not sleeping. We're working hard to get it done."

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Comment by 5000boxing on 06-09-2020

[QUOTE=Monty Fisto;20597930]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's an uncertain outcome, though in 20 rounds we haven't seen Fury brutally knocked out. We have seen Wilder up ****ts creek though. Counting on a brutal knockout seems like counting your chickens. Interesting that your thinking seems…

Comment by Ray* on 06-07-2020

Wilder would lose his passport again.

Comment by BangEM on 06-07-2020

Smoke and mirrors.

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 06-07-2020

If is health safety and the money is good, I don't care where the fight is going. :boxing:

Comment by budfr on 06-07-2020

China ?? No way !!!

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