Tyson Fury trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder will NOT go ahead without fans with overseas locations looked at by Warren

TYSON FURY’S trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder won't take place without fans unless it's staged outside of America and the UK.

After the Gypsy King first valiantly battled to a draw in December 2018 against the Bronze Bomber, he destroyed his rival in their rematch in February to claim the WBC title.

He is now on a collision course to unify the heavyweight division after verbally agreeing a two-fight deal to battle Anthony Joshua.

But first the 32-year-old must defend his belt against Wilder after the former champ invoked his clause for a trilogy fight.

December 19 in Las Vegas was the targeted date for that clash, but the ongoing lack of crowds due to the coronavirus pandemic is proving to be problematic.

Now Fury’s UK-based promoter Frank Warren says it could be taken elsewhere as he stated it is not possible to have a fight that huge without a live audience ringside.

He told ITV's Good Morning Britain: “Not a fight of that magnitude.

“Wilder and Fury was the highest grossing fight to ever take place in Vegas. We just can't lose that gate. It's a huge amount of money. We need the gate.

“Or we come up with a scenario where there is a huge site fee from a territory to take it, and we use it to promote their country. We are looking at those situations.”

The previous two showdowns between the pair took place in Vegas and Los Angeles, and the champ’s US-based promoter Bob Arum has said already he is working on a protocol with the Nevada commission to try and get a limited amount of fans in to watch.

Meanwhile, Arum has also mentioned China as a possible location.

Fury told ITV: “We are all working as a team to source a date and venue.

“Hopefully they will allow crowds in sooner or later. We are all working towards that goal at the moment.”

Fury vs Wilder III did receive an ambitious offer to be staged in Australia on Christmas Day.

Promoter Dean Lonergan told Sky Sports: “I just made the point: 'Bob, if Australia opens up, you could come down here.

“Here's a budget, here's what it could look like. We've worked together before it would be a great place to do it'.”

FURY vs WILDER III LOCATIONS

Five potential locations for the WBC heavyweight title trilogy fight:

  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • UK
  • Macau, China
  • Sydney, Australia

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