Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are fighting for the third and final time tonight as their heavyweight trilogy comes to a close in Las Vegas. The pair first fought in Los Angeles in 2018 where they shared a draw, before Fury won via seventh-round technical knockout in a dominant display when they met again in Vegas last year. Now they come together to finish the story. Fury’s WBC heavyweight world title is on the line, as well as his unbeaten record, with 30 wins and only that solitary draw against Wilder denying him a perfect record.
The build-up has been dominated by a bitter war of words between the pair. Wilder has accused Fury of lying about catching Covid-19, which delayed this bout originally scheduled for July. The American has also reiterated his claims that Fury weighed down his gloves with metal in their previous meeting, something Fury has laughed off.
The heavyweight division has been shaken up following Oleksandr Usyk’s unanimous victory over Anthony Joshua, meaning the long-anticipated fight between Fury and Joshua may never happen. Instead another Briton, Dillian Whyte, could be next for whoever wins this one – but if Fury is to get there he must first avoid the heavy bombs coming from the fists of Wilder tonight. Follow the fight below, live.
Fury vs Wilder 3 live: How much will fighters earn for heavyweight bout?
Fury and his American foe fought to a controversial split draw in December 2018, with the Briton then beating Wilder via seventh-round stoppage in their rematch in February 2020.
That victory saw Fury, 33, extend his unbeaten record to 19-0 while handing Wilder his first defeat and taking the ‘Bronze Bomber’s WBC belt, which is on the line again at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend.
Per the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the contractually-guaranteed purses for the pair’s second fight were $5million for each man. ESPN reported, however, that Fury and Wilder would both likely receive more than $25m for that bout – and that’s without factoring in pay-per-view points.
This time, it’s slightly different.
Karl Matchett9 October 2021 22:59
Fury vs Wilder 3: How many fans will be at the fight?
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will complete their heavyweight trilogy this weekend, with the WBC title on the line once again.
The rivals’ first contest took place in Los Angeles’ Staples Center, with the second bout hosted at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. This time around it’s the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas!
Karl Matchett9 October 2021 22:45
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder live stream: How to watch heavyweight title fight online and on TV
Tyson Fury will put his WBC title on the line as he looks to strengthen his position as heavyweight champion against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is set to return to the ring for the first time since February 2020, when he defeated Wilder via a seventh-round knockout.
Karl Matchett9 October 2021 22:35
Fury vs Wilder 3 live updates
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder meet once more, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for their third coming together in the ring. It’s the Gypsy King who is the reigning champion and with his title on the line, having dethroned the Bronze Bomber last time they met.
Fury first took on the then-defending WBC champion in Los Angeles in 2018, with the Bronze Bomber retaining his strap after a controversial split decision draw. Fury then sensationally knocked Wilder out in their rematch in Las Vegas in February 2020 in what proved to be his last action in the ring.
This time around? We’ll find out soon.
Karl Matchett9 October 2021 17:31