Tyson Fury only sold 3,577 tickets for Otto Wallin fight in 20,000-seat arena – as bid to break America continues to struggle

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TYSON FURY only sold 3,577 tickets for his fight against Otto Wallin in Las Vegas this month as bid to break America stalls.

The T-Mobile Arena in Sin City seats more than 20,000 fans but tickets were given away for free in a bid to fill the empties.

Tyson Fury suffered a horror gash during his fight with Otto Wallin that he struggled to sell tickets for
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Despite the supporter snub, the fight still took £800,000 in gate receipts.

The actual attendance figure was 7,475 including 3,898 complimentary tickets that were handed out.

Fans who did turn up were treated to a spectacle after Fury walked away with a unanimous points decision after 12 rounds.

But it was not all plain sailing for the Gypsy King who suffered a horror gash above his right eye in the third round.

The Wallin fight was Fury’s second under the ESPN banner and he will hope sales improve for his next bout.

Fury is due to fight Deontay Wilder on February 22 but there were doubts it would take place after the cut suffered against the Swedish bruiser.

But having had 47 stitches removed from the wound yesterday Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren gave boxing fans hope.

He said: “Tyson has had his stitches out on Monday in Manchester and now he is just at home and chilling out with his family. I spoke to him and he told me it is all good and looking great.

“As much as the cuts looked horrific and there was a lot of blood, the cuts were quite straight lacerations, they were not jagged and they did not tear into the muscle.


“But the only way we will know if Tyson will be ready for February 22 is in six or seven weeks’ time when we will see how they have healed.

“And even then, the issue will be whether it has healed enough to start sparring.

“If he starts sparring just before or after Christmas, and the fight is on February 22nd, then he has seven or eight weeks to get into camp and start sparring. We will see.”



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