Top Rank chairman Bob Arum says the plans for the 3rd fight in July are have been postponed, “We don’t even know if the MGM will even be open by then.”
“You could not guarantee the fighters that the event would take place on that date,” Arum told ESPN … “We couldn’t convince them or ourselves,” Arum said while noting other potential issues.
“Where were they going to train for it? It just made no sense. You just have to take a step back. How are you going to sell tickets? It’s absolutely ridiculous to say the fight is on when the Brits can’t even get there.”
“So everybody has to take a step back. Boxing is not isolated. It’s part of what’s happening in the world … So possibly the fight will be in early October.”