Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn believes there was another reason behind the postponement of the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
The WBC champ was supposed to fight “The Bronze Bomber” on July 24 in Las Vegas, but the fight got called off last week after Tyson Fury announced he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The entire Fury – Wilder 3 undercard was moved for October 3, even though there are rumors and reports that Fury isn’t really COVID-19 positive.
Eddie Hearn, who was negotiating the unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury said, that he saw the ticket sales for the trilogy bout and they were pretty bad.
“They sold no tickets. Basically, you could go online and check.,” said Hearn to the DAZN Boxing Show. “I don’t know whether it was 25% or 30% of the tickets have been sold, but that’s disastrous.
“There was no hype. This was going to do very, very poor PPV numbers,” said Hearn on the Fury vs. Wilder III match.