Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder could be the first fight at the Allegiant Stadium – the £1.45BN, 65,000-capacity, 10-storey home of the Las Vegas Raiders – after Australia, New Zealand and Macau were considered
- Venue is undecided for third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder
- New state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is one potential option
- It is 65,000 capacity arena but show could be hosted in front of reduced crowd
- Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum talked up chances of having it in new stadium
Tyson Fury’s trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder could be held in the brand new state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The final details are still to be confirmed but December 19 is the targeted date and the NFL venue has been touted as an option to play host.
It can seat 65,000 and cost a staggering £1.45billion to build, though there may have to be a reduced crowd of 20,000 depending on the coronavirus pandemic.
Tyson Fury (left) and Deontay Wilder are due to fight for the third time later this year
Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas has been touted as a possible venue for the bout
The stadium, which will be home to the Las Vegas Raiders, is a 10-level domed building on a 64-acre plot to the west of Mandalay Bay.
There are still some areas of construction to be completed but the arena is ready to host events.
Australia, New Zealand and even Macau have all been considered as possible destinations for Fury and Wilder’s third bout.
But the British heavyweight’s co-promoter Bob Arum talked up the chances of Allegiant.
He said: ‘That is the date that we all want (December 19).
‘That’s the date that both sides are happy with. Whether we’ll be able to do it in the stadium with limited seating, that’s in the hands of the gods.
Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum talked up the chances of holding the event in Allegiant Stadium
The new home of the Las Vegas Raiders (right) is located near Mandalay Bay Resort (centre)
‘Whenever they fight, I think it’s going to be a huge type of attraction, and to do it as the first fight at Allegiant Stadium would be something really special.
‘By December 19, people will say, “Yeah, maybe by then, the worst is over and they can do it”.
Arum went on to say any sooner than that could present issues.
He added: ‘If I start saying September, I open up a can of worms. … If we have to do [Vasyl Lomachenko vs Teofimo Lopez] in the bubble, then we’ll do it in the bubble.
‘If we can get spectators, maybe at the MGM or at Allegaint or whatever, we’ll keep everybody in the bubble and get spectators.
Fury beat Wilder convincingly in February but the American invoked his rematch clause
‘But I’m not asking for that now and I don’t know if that’ll be possible.’
Fury dismantled Wilder and earned a seventh-round stoppage victory in their second fight this February after their controversial draw in the first encounter.
The ‘Bronze Bomber’ triggered a rematch clause in his contract, forcing Fury to meet him once again later this year.