Boxing: Fury vs Wilder 3: Joe Biden blamed for fight that didn’t sell T-Mobile Arena
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is the fight of the year, and while the fight is broadcast to millions of people around the world, it won’t be sold out.
Promoter Bob arum believes that the travel ban imposed on passengers from the UK by the US is at the root of the fact that the T-Mobile Arena is not full for combat, with thousands of FuryHome fans are barred from making the trip.
The NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights stadium can accommodate up to 20,000 boxing fans, but attendance was capped at just over 18,000 for this event.
Ticket sales are expected to top 15,000 and still fetch around $ 10 million, which is significantly lower than the $ 17 million that was made the last time the two fighters met in the MGM Grand Arena in front of 16,000.
Despite the problems, Arum is happy with ticket sales, and Fury’s co-promoter Frank warren think 8,000 British fans would have made the trip. Organizers hope that pay-per-view sales will compensate for lost revenue from unsold tickets.
“Ticket sales have been very, very good”, Arum told the press before the fight.
“But look [outside], to have a walk in town. Where are the British? Biden kept them away. They lifted the travel ban from November 1.
“It doesn’t help the fight, does it? That’s why you don’t have the same kind of buzz. But I think the pay-per-view is doing better than before.”