Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III Set To Hold On December 19

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III Set To Hold On December 19 5
Tyson Fury (right) and Deontay Wilder during the World Boxing Council World Heavy Title bout at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III Set To Hold On December 19

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s third installment has been fixed for December 19.

The new date completes the trilogy with Top Rank executive Brad Jacobs stating that “locations all over the world” are under consideration.

Fury must overcome Wilder once more in December before setting his sights on a unification fight with Anthony Joshua

“We are focusing on December 19 and are hoping that, by then, we are back to a nearly normal situation,” Top Rank’s Jacobs told Sky Sports. “That may be a 50 per cent capacity.

“We are looking all over the world, at this point, for the best location for this event. That will be narrowed down and we’ll see where it takes us.”

One idea has been for the pair to fight in Australia on boxing day so the fight could be broadcast in the US and UK on Christmas Day.

Promoter Dean Lonergan, who pitched the idea to Fury’s US promoters Top Rank, told Sky Sports: “If you want to come to one of the safest places in the world and give yourself a guaranteed crowd, well perhaps Australia is the place to be.”

A 45,000 seater has been mooted in Australia, but Top Rank insist they are taking everything into account when figuring out the logistics of this WBC heavyweight title fight.

“We are looking towards what the next step is,” Jacobs said. “A small hall with 1,000 people? A big arena that holds 15,000 but with 3,000 inside? How close can people sit? It is a huge undertaking to reach this next step. We are investigating it actively.”

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