FANS hoping to attend Tyson Fury's trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder have been warned they may have to dig deep into their pockets.
The duo are set to face each other on December 19 in Las Vegas at the 65,000-seater Allegiant Stadium – but there will be fewer tickets available for purchase.
According to ESPN via Boxing News 24, there will be socially distanced seating measures in place as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
In a bid to stop fight fans from potentially contracting the deadly bug, Top Rank will have barriers put in place between spectators.
Due to the high demand to watch the fight live as well as the low supply of tickets, it is claimed that Fury vs Wilder III will be the most expensive heavyweight fight in history.
ESPN's Max Kellerman said: "Socially distanced seating means you’re selling, one would think, mostly premium tickets, right?
"You would imagine supply and demand for a ticket to a live sporting event, that supply is very low. The demand must be quite high, in fact, despite travel restrictions, I imagine. Have you heard anything about that?"
Mark Kriegel added: "I mean, look, think of it as an open-air luxury box. Okay, they have to be expensive.
"This is the heavyweight championship of the world. It’ll be expensive.
"It’s a high ticket item, but I think that’s the best way to look at it. You’re going to have to space this stuff out.
"You’re putting it in a football stadium, and you would get, I guess, regular arena type seating in terms of numbers."
To which Kellerman responded by saying: "It also occurs to me that so much of boxing is being seen by people in the arena that maybe it dampens demand.
"It’s going to be interesting to see what happens if they can pull that off in any way."
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