Tyson Fury vs Wilder: WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury faces Deontay Wilder in the third instalment of their pay-per-view trilogy on Saturday. What was initially seen as an unnecessary third fight due to a contractual obligation has quickly turned into must-see television.
The shock loss of former unified champion Anthony Joshua to Oleksandr Usyk two weeks ago turned the immediate future of the sport’s glamour division upside down, raising the stakes of a third Fury-Wilder fight, some 20 months after Fury won their rematch by TKO in the seventh round.
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From a commercial standpoint, the winner of this unexpected third fight, which takes place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, could find himself as the division’s power player moving forward as the heavyweight face of record. The good news for fans is that action is expected regardless of how it all plays out, as both have been vocal about their dislike for one another, with Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) seeking vengeance for his unfounded accusations of cheating against Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) in 2020.
Despite scoring a pair of knockdowns during their contentious split draw in 2018, Wilder, 35, has lost the majority of the 19 rounds in the series. Even after being stopped for the first time in their rematch when now-fired assistant trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel to save Wilder from a one-sided beating, that hasn’t slowed his confidence.
“It’s going to be a war,” Wilder told CBS Sports on Thursday. “But I don’t think [Fury] will be able to stand toe to toe with me.” “Even on my worst day, he couldn’t get me out of there in the condition I was in. I was able to finish the fight on my feet. I had a disloyal trainer throw in the towel despite the fact that I had told him for years that he should never throw in the towel. You don’t throw a towel at a warrior, let alone a king. Because I have the equaliser, you should let him fight to the end.”
What channel is Tyson Fury vs Wilder 3 on tonight?
- TV channel: ESPN/FOX Sports pay-per-view, BT Sport Box (Ireland and UK)
- Live stream: ESPN+, FOX Sports App
Tyson Fury vs Wilder 3 fight card, odds
Odds for Tyson Fury vs Wilder is via Caesars Sportsbook
- Tyson Fury (c) -270 vs. Deontay Wilder +220, WBC heavyweight championship
- Frank Sanchez -180 vs. Efe Ajagba +155, heavyweights
- Adam Kownacki -220 vs. Robert Helenius +180, heavyweights
- Jared Anderson -1500 vs. Vladimir Tereshkin +800, heavyweights
How much is Tyson Fury vs Wilder 3?
- Fox Sports/ESPN: $79.99
- BT Sport Box (United Kingdom): £24.95
- BT Sport Box (Ireland): €29.99
What time does Tyson Fury vs Wilder 3 start?
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 9
- Time (undercard): 7 p.m. ET
- Time (main card): 9 p.m. ET
- Time (Fury vs. Wilder III): 12 a.m. ET (approx).
Prediction for Tyson Fury vs Wilder
For as long as it lasts, this looks like it’ll be a firefight. Although Fury’s intentions were questioned when he boldly declared he was going for the knockout ahead of their rematch in 2020, his prediction proved prophetic given his performance, which included a shellshocked Wilder’s lack of resistance.
Fury has predicted a third early stoppage, and there’s reason to believe it’s both possible and his best strategy. Despite the fact that everyone from critics to Fury himself should expect an improved Wilder with nothing to lose as he enters his final chance at redemption, the best way to beat a bully is to stand up to him.
Fury, of course, will have to strike a delicate balance between aggression and recklessness. With a foe as dangerous as this, one mistake could be too many. Nonetheless, Fury’s one-of-a-kind combination of size, speed, and elusiveness should suffice.
- Wilder will be the most dangerous early on, regardless of what he has left, in the Tyson Fury vs Wilder
Unlike his title reign, which was often against opponents who were not even close to Fury’s level of skill, Wilder has frequently relied on his opponents tiring just enough to make a crucial mistake, allowing him to finish the fight with his big power. Wilder won’t have that luxury against this version of Fury, so he’ll have to channel his aggression from his 2017 rematch with Bermane Stiverne, when he went all-in in the hopes of forcing a shootout.
On his way to victory in this third fight, don’t be surprised if Fury gets clipped or even knocked down. Just expect him to get up — and then finish the job with his guile and technique in the most violent and exciting chapter of their rivalry.
Pick: Fury via KO5
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