TYSON FURY and Deontay Wilder are set to go to war for the THIRD time with their long-awaited trilogy fight in a few days.
The Bronze Bomber’s revenge mission against the Gypsy King, which was scheduled to take place on July 24, has been postponed because Fury, along with other members of the camp, tested positive for Covid-19.
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Fury demolished Wilder in seven rounds to inflict the American’s first career loss in February 2020 and win the WBC heavyweight title.
Neither man has fought since then, and both have been busy in longer training camps.
The winner will likely face Oleksandr Usyk, who beat Anthony Joshua by unanimous decision in their heavyweight clash to secure the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
Any clash between Joshua and Fury now seems distant after AJ’s loss, but Eddie Hearn promises the pair will go for a rematch.
When is Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3?
- Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 was originally scheduled to take place on July 24, but will now take place on Saturday October 9.
- Expect the main event of Fury vs Wilder 3 around 4 a.m.
- The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is the host and Nevada is eight hours behind the UK, so the fight will start around 8 p.m. local time.
What TV channel and what live stream is Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 showing on?
- Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 is broadcast live on BT Sport ticket office in the UK.
- The fight will cost £ 24.95 on BT.
- In the United States, the event is slated to be broadcast live on ESPN + and Fox PPV.
- talkSPORT will bring you exclusive live radio commentary of Tyson Fury’s heavyweight trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder this Saturday night. Download the talkSPORT app to listen.
How the fighters compare
It’s fair enough to say that Fury and Wilder are two completely different fighters.
In years past, Wilder was known for his one-shot hitting power, fierce finishes, and the powerful torque he puts into his right hands.
He has often been criticized for his lack of traditional boxing technique, having started the sport late in his life, before successfully securing an Olympic bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
But Wilder rarely needed a boxing technique to complete his fights, with an incredible 41 knockouts out of his 44 fights.
Fury, meanwhile, has been boxing since his childhood and is known for his excellent footwork, feints, double hits and ring IQ.
He beat the great Wladimir Klitschko in their world title clash in 2015 and took Wilder out for long stretches of their first fight in 2018, although it ended in a draw.
Fury does have a big punch though, as he showed in his rematch with Wilder, but it’s his boxing that allows him to set up the more attacking side of his game.
Who is on the undercard?
The event, promoted by Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions, will see a slew of heavy hitters featured on the undercard.
This includes the unbeaten heavyweight battle between Cuban Frank Sanchez and Nigerian Efe Ajagba.
Sanchez, a training partner of Canelo Alvarez who is promoted by Top Rank, will put his record to 18-0 against PBC’s Ajagba, who is 15-0.
Robert Helenius will also face Adam Kownacki on the bill.
Polish hopeful Kownacki, 32, was first beaten and stunned by veteran Helenius, 37, in March 2020.
American star Jared Anderson will be back, with an opponent yet to be confirmed.
Anderson, 21, is 9-0 and has been credited with playing an important role in Fury’s win over Wilder last year.
He provided the Gypsy King with expert fights in the United States, earning praise from the WBC champion.
What did they say?
Fury recently opened up about how referee Kenny Bayless saved Deontay Wilder’s life in their second clash, despite claims from the Bronze Bomber that the fight was prematurely ended.
Fury said: “The last stop was the one where I caught him clean, I think the referee actually saved his life that night and his career.
“It was just like ‘I told you so’, and I’m back to where I belong and that’s it. There was no big miracle shock, it was like I was back where I was supposed to be at the top of the game, ranked number one and beating guys I wasn’t supposed to beat.
“Physically and emotionally I managed to push myself and come back from places I didn’t know if I could, but it was a tough race and I enjoyed every minute of it.”
Wilder, on the other hand, is more confident than ever he will have his hand raised in their massive trilogy.
“I just wanna break her ass.” It’s that simple. I just want to break her ass, ”he said.
“I want him to come back in the blood. It depends on me. Come October 9, I’ll take my revenge. it for eye, that’s what I’m looking forward to.
Where is Fury vs Wilder 3 set?
Fury vs Wilder 3 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, making it the third different location of the three duo fights.
Fury vs Wilder 1 took place at Staples Center in Los Angeles in December 2018.
And while their second was held in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand Garden Arena was the venue.
But now the T-Mobile Arena, which has hosted huge fights such as Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin and many big UFC events, will host their third clash.
Who trains Tyson Fury?
Tyson Fury will once again be coached by SugarHill Steward, who took his corner for Wilder’s second fight.
Fury was once coached by Ben Davison, who was in charge of Wilder’s very first fight, but was replaced by Steward a year later.
Steward immediately implemented his “Kronk style” of training, in which boxers who fight outside of Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan, seek to pressure their opponents to force a knockout.
The fighting style was first introduced by legendary trainer Emanuel Steward, the late uncle of SugarHill.
Fury predicted that with SugarHill in his corner, he would take the fight to Wilder and eliminate him in their second fight, a prediction few believed.
But the Gypsy King did just that, stopping Wilder in seven rounds. And now, with 18 more months of Kronk training under his belt, Fury will be looking for the same result on October 9.
Who trains Deontay Wilder?
Wilder brought in a new head coach for Malik Scott, whom the Bronze Bomber fought and knocked out in 2014.
Scott and Wilder worked all summer in an attempt to sharpen the latter’s boxing skills, speeding up both his feet and hands in sight of Fury.
Wilder will still have former head coach Jay Deas in his corner, but Scott will take charge on fight night.
The Alabama native had former world champion Mark Breland in his corner, but was sacked after Wilder accused him of raising his water ahead of Fury’s second fight.
It was also Breland who threw in the towel, forcing the referee to stop the fight midway through the seventh round.
What happened during Fury vs Wilder 1?
Fury’s first fight with Wilder took place in Los Angeles, Calif. On December 1, 2018, several months after the Gypsy King’s two comeback fights with Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta.
Wilder was the pre-fight favorite, having knocked out every opponent he faced before Fury, who spent two years out of the ring with addiction and mental health issues.
But the bout ended in a controversial split-decision draw, with both fighters being successful throughout the contest.
Fury managed to send Wilder out for most of the fight, but was knocked down in the ninth and twelfth rounds.
The Briton miraculously rose from the canvas in the last round, rising to the count of nine, before boxing well for the rest of the fight.
The fight was scored 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113.
What happened during Fury vs Wilder 2?
Fury vs Wilder 2 took place in Las Vegas on February 20, 2020 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
The second fight turned out to be a more one-sided affair, with Fury shocking the boxing world to stop Wilder in the seventh round of their clash in Las Vegas.
Fury entered the fight with a new trainer at SugarHill Steward, having used Ben Davison in his corner for the first fight.
Steward and Fury adopted an offensive game plan and came forward against Wilder throughout, knocking him down in rounds three and five.
Wilder’s assistant coach Mark Breland finally threw in the towel midway through the seventh round, making Fury the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion.
The Bronze Bomber would go on to make a plethora of excuses for the loss, but one he later denied was that he had had a burst eardrum.
The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed several attempts to finalize a trilogy rematch.
But this weekend, Wilder will finally have his chance for revenge.