Boxing: Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III will not happen without fans in attendance

Tyson Fury is expecting that Deontay Wilder will be ‘more dangerous’ in their third fight later this year.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III will not happen without fans in attendance

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III will not happen without fans in attendance.

The third clash between the two heavyweight boxers will not happen until fans are allowed to attend.

The highly-anticipated trilogy fight had been penciled in for this year after Fury beat Wilder in February to win the WBC heavyweight title.

However, those plans have been put on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said:

‘Not a fight of that magnitude [taking place without fans].

‘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 territory to take it, and we use it to promote their country.

‘We are looking at those situations.’

The previous two bouts have taken place in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and Fury’s US-based promoter, Top Rank’s Bob Arum, previously revealed he is working on a protocol with the Nevada commission that would allow a limited amount of fans to gain entry.