Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder could be heading to the Chinese gambling mecca of Macau.
The third fight between the heavyweight pair was pencilled in for Las Vegas on July 18 before the coronavirus pandemic.
But with fears growing mass gatherings will be banned in the US and UK until next year, the trilogy clash could now be heading to the “Las Vegas of Asia” in November or December.
Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren revealed over the weekend that there is interest from a Far East territory in hosting the fight.
Daily Star Sport understands that has come from Macau and those involved in the fight are awaiting an official offer.
The financial deal will have to be at least an eight-figure one to tempt the organisers into bringing the bout to the region.
But concerns have been growing about the loss of revenue if Fury and Wilder was staged behind closed doors in the US should crowds be banned until 2021.
Fury’s seventh-round stoppage win over Wilder to win the WBC title took in £13.8 million at the MGM Grand Garden Arena gate.
That broke the record for a heavyweight fight in Las Vegas and was a huge chunk of the money earned for the fight.
So now organisers are open to taking the bout on the road and, with China more likely to allow mass gatherings at sporting events before the US and UK, they have made an initial move.
Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum informed Warren of the interest late last week.
Arum has staged fights in Macau before as he took Manny Pacquiao there to fight Brandon Rios and Chris Algieri in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
The US promoter was also due to bring WBO and WBC light-welterweight champion Jose Ramirez against Viktor Postol to Hainan in China on February 1 before the virus shut down the country.
Fury is contractually obliged to face Wilder in a third fight owing to the agreement before their second meeting on February 22.
Wilder’s camp have dismissed any talk of taking a financial offer to step aside to allow Fury to take on WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua next.
So Fury’s team are keen to get the third Wilder fight on for this year despite the uncertainty around the sport due to coronavirus.