Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Fury-Wilder Location Could Depend on Which Area Recovers Quicker

The location for the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy fight could very well depend on which country, region or state recovers quicker from the coronavirus pandemic.

Fury was scheduled to face Wilder for a third time on July 18th, but the fight has been pushed back to early October.

Back in February, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Fury dropped Wilder twice and eventually stopped him in the seventh round to capture the WBC title.

fury-wilder-rematch-hafey (7)

The first bout, which ended in a controversial twelve round split draw, took place in December 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Their trilogy was going to land in Las Vegas, but there is no guarantee that city will be up and running to the level where it can host that event in October.

Depending on the situation, the trilogy could head to another state or even another country, according to Top Rank President Todd DuBoef, who co-promotes Fury.

"Does the UK or the US recover quicker? In the US will the hot spots like New York or California recover? What parts of the world will this pandemic be more under control?," DuBoef told Sky Sports.

"This is all connected to the global healing which will dictate the locations that we all do events in. The wheels are in motion [for Fury and Wilder's third fight], we've put our flag in the ground for a date hoping that between now and then, the dust will have settled and we are all working to a system that is tested and proved.

"We have to be nimble and flexible to see how this plays out because there is a lot of uncertainty. The new normal will be established eventually, everybody is champing at the bit."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Oshio on 04-11-2020

That 40lbs really affected Wilder in the rematch. Look at his leg... Lol

Comment by Corelone on 04-10-2020

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;20508036]I'm actually never going to stop trolling this point until the Wilder fan boys actually admit it was a ridiculous excuse. They've gone silent.[/QUOTE] You'll be like one of those confederate soldiers, wearing his uniform 50 years after the war,…

Comment by Madison boxing on 04-10-2020

No one cares. Maybe just do it in a car park somewhere and get it out the way, wilder can get beat like a child again in private without anyone watching him embarrassing himself again.

Comment by Squared.Circle on 04-10-2020

[QUOTE=Corelone;20507600]I don't know about Qatar, but this virus is everywhere. I don't think anywhere will be safe until summer.[/QUOTE] There’s always North Korea. Kim Jong-un says there’s no virus there. You know, that guy that doesn’t shlt or plss and…

Comment by Squared.Circle on 04-10-2020

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;20508036]I'm actually never going to stop trolling this point until the Wilder fan boys actually admit it was a ridiculous excuse. They've gone silent.[/QUOTE] Ah, my mistake lol I figured you were joking with the first bunch of comments I…

Top Headlines
Raeese Aleem Eager For Showdown With Stephen Fulton Warren on Joshua: Fury Has Better Jab, Chin, Punch, Speed, Footwork! Arum: Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua Deal Can Be Done in One Day! Adam Lopez Vows To Put on a Show on Top Rank Card in Vegas Holyfield Explains Why "He's Glad" Mike Tyson Bit Piece of Ear Off Davison: Wilder is Always Dangerous, Fury is The More Versatile Fighter McBride: I Beat Mike Tyson - But I Know That Wasn't Tyson of His Prime Arum On ESPN, Top Rank Return: If We F--k It Up, It’s Gonna Be Bad For Boxing Hearn is "Very, Very Confident" Fury-Joshua Will Happen in 2021 Tyson Fury Deserves Biggest Contract in Boxing, Says Warren Chisora: I'll Be All Over Usyk - I Won't Stop Chucking Leather Andres Campos Hits The United States To Join Moloney Brothers Jeff Horn is Staying in Shape as He Wait For New Date For Tszyu Showdown Terence Crawford: Pacquiao Wants The Fight; I Think It Can Get Made Mayweather: I Want To Help Black Fighters Grow, It's OK I'm Training Davis-Rival Haney Fredrickson: I'm 100% Prepared, I'm 100% Focused on Alex Saucedo Laila Ali Demanded $5 Million For Claressa Shields Fight News: Eduardo Ramirez, Jorge Cota, Carlos Molina, Talgat Shaiken Jack Catterall Warns Jose Ramirez: Our Fight Will Happen - I Won't Be Denied! Hrgovic Would Fight Joshua Tomorrow if Deal Came, Says Promoter Giovani Santillan Has Bright Future Under Top Rank, Says Manager A Long Day's Journey Into 'Nights' – Bingeing Through HBO's Legendary Documentaries Tyson Fury Tried To FaceTime Joshua, Hearn in Recent Days Holyfield Only Wants To Face Fighters His Age - Lewis, Tyson, Bowe Andy Ruiz Celebrates One Year Anniversary of His Shocker Over Joshua George Floyd's Family Accepts Mayweather's Offer To Pay For His Funeral Frampton: If We Both Win, Pretty Sure Herring Fight Will Happen ESPN Announcers Initially Will Call Fights From Studio & Homes, Not Ringside Abraham Nova vs. Toka Kahn Clary Planned By Top Rank For June 25 Card Stevenson-Caraballo, Magdaleno-Vicente - Full Cards Announced Kerman Lejarraga Ring Return is Targeted For August MTK Fight Night Events To Resume in July, To Be Carried on ESPN+ British Board Fears Some Smaller Promoters Will Go Out of Business Hearn: If Wilder is Not Ready, Whyte Should Get Immediate Fury Title Shot! Dana White: Not Interested in Whyte-Ngannou, Not Thinking About Boxing Xander Zayas Draws Inspiration Through Friendship With Amanda Serrano Fury: If I Don't Get Joshua Fight After Wilder, I'll Give Dillian Whyte A Beating Jorge Linares: Ryan Garcia Has Talent, But He’s Not Ready For A Big Fight Now Hearn Aims To Resume 'Matchroom USA' Events in August Mike Tyson's Path Of Heavyweight Destruction Stands The Test Of Time
Latest Forum Threads