However, due to the ongoing pandemic it remains unclear whether fans will be allowed in attendance in the US. This is crucial as, without a crowd, the organisers lose out on ticket sales worth upwards of $15million. There have been ideas mooted about taking the fight overseas, though Fury’s promoter Bob Arum recently told talkSPORT they are struggling to get firm guarantees from any country’s health minister that it would definitely be able to happen.
As a result, he’s said they are sticking with their original plan of staging Fury vs Wilder 3 on December 19 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The idea would be for the new 65,000-capacity stadium to host 10,000-15,000 socially distanced fans. That’s what we’re moving ahead on, on all fronts, with the security, with the virus, and everything, Arum told ESPN.
If the fight were to take place in China, it would occur at the Cotai Arena within The Venetian complex on the Macao Strip. 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.