MATCHROOM BOXING chief Eddie Hearn has questioned the delay of Tyson Fury's trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
An outbreak of Covid-19 in Gypsy King's camp led to the postponement of next weekend's Vegas showdown.
But Hearn reckons poor ticket sales for the T-Mobile Arena tussle may have played a part in the fight being pushed back.
During an interview with iFL TV, he said: “Whether it’s covid-related, whether it’s they haven’t sold any tickets, whether it was worry that the pay-per-view was going to flop, whether it was Fury’s camp wasn’t going great, I have no idea.
“I’m sure someone has got Covid, and it’s not an unusual occurrence.
"I think when you look at the manifest and the seats available online, you look at how few tickets were sold for the event – it does start stinking a little bit.
“But I’m sure there’s some truth to it. October is a bit weird. It’s all a bit weird.
"The fight might be delayed because someone in the camp has got Covid.
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“An hour later, Fury’s got covid, and then an hour later, it’s off. Top Rank said, ‘No, it’s not off at the moment – we’ll keep you updated.’
"Then a half an hour later, it’s off. Who knows?
“It’s very difficult, when he had the dealing which we had [with Fury’s camp] to believe anything.”
Fury, 32, has yet to issue a statement on the delay of his third meeting with The Bronze Bomber.
But his co-promoter Frank Warren told BT Sport: "It's looking some time in October, which is a great shame it's been postponed.
"But it is what it is.
"Unfortunately, they in the camp and himself got tested positive for Covid. There's nothing we can do about it.
"It's the times we live in, so the fight is postponed. Pushed back.
"Very frustrating. Really frustrating for Tyson.
"By the time he gets into the ring, he will have been out for nearly 20 months. That's a long, long time."
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