Tyson Fury vs Wilder showdown for £1.45BN 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.
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
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‘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”.