Issue | Letters | Premium | Sep 17 2019

Panel: How do you see Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II playing out if it happens in February?

This week we asked our panel to name their favourite boxing venues and to pick a winner in the proposed rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

1. If you could attend a fight in any venue in any country, where would you choose to go and why? 

Mickey Helliet (Boxing manager and promoter)

My favourite venue is the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The view in the arena is very good and the atmosphere in the arena, as well as the surrounding bars and casino, is electric when a big fight is on. I don’t think it could get any bigger or better than boxing there. The venue itself is symbolic. If you top a bill there you are part of the elite. I attended some shows at the Mandalay Bay in 2003 which is purpose-built and another of my favourites.

 

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