• Wilder-Fury III could be held on Christmas Day in Australia
  • Dean Lonergan raved about his close relationship with Bob Arum
  • Promoters might be forced to bring the fight in Las Vegas once again if no viable venue is found

Boxing fans might be in for a treat on Christmas Day. The trilogy match between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is reportedly being eyed for the Holidays as Top Rank’s Bob Arum revealed that organizers are looking at the possibility of staging the heavyweight bout in Australia.

Arum reportedly is in close contact with Dean Lonergan, who then confirmed that ongoing talks regarding the staging of the Wilder-Fury trilogy from the land down under is now underway.

“When Bob came out and said that we are talking to ‘our friends in Australia’, I’m the one he’s talking to,” Lonergan told the Sydney Morning Herald, via the World Boxing News. “It’s my proposal (to stage Fury vs Wilder III here). I put it to him with budgets. How we’d do it. The whole lot.”

Lonergan and Arum have had a previous working relationship as they have been the businesspersons responsible for bringing the Manny Pacquiao versus Jeff Horn fight in Brisbane three years ago.

“It’s an excellent relationship,” the New Zealand native said of his connection with the 88-year-old American promoter. “I have enormous respect for Bob since he came down here with Manny Pacquiao.”

As he shared some details, Lonergan stated that the third fight between Gypsy King and The Bronze Bomber in Australia “could be a massive historical event.”

“Bob has been an incredible partner and ally for me in the world of boxing. I just had thought six weeks ago that if these guys can’t do a major fight in Las Vegas or New York, why not come down here where I know we can get a crowd,” he said.

“We are flexible around the timing. But if we did it at 1:30 pm on Boxing Day, it would be beamed back into the States on Christmas night.”

But should the negotiations go down the drain, the promoters are bracing for the possibility of bringing the bout back in Las Vegas to become the first event in the city, or perhaps in the United States, to allow fans back inside arenas.

Wilder is looking to exact revenge after losing his WBC heavyweight belt to Fury via a seventh-round stoppage in their rematch last February at the MGM Grand in Nevada.

Deontay Wilder (left) says he is keeping trainer Mark Breland in his corner as he targets a rematch with Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder (left) says he is keeping trainer Mark Breland in his corner as he targets a rematch with Tyson Fury GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AL BELLO