Heavyweight boxing titans Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are facing off this Saturday for the third time in what could be one of the biggest boxing fights of the year.
When is Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3?
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 9
- Event start: 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT
- PPV main card: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
- PPV main event: 11 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)
It’s a fight people didn’t initially ask for. Fury dominated Wilder in their second fight, after they fought to a draw in a contest most people believe Fury won. Given the lopsided nature of the second fight most were hoping to see a fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua.
Fury dominated their Las Vegas rematch from the first bell, flooring his opponent several times before his corner threw in the towel.
His win had led to calls for him to face off against fellow British superstar Anthony Joshua in a huge undisputed title clash before AJ lost his belts to Oleksandr Usyk.
After much debate, a date and venue for that era-defining fight was set but Wilder’s representatives took legal action to invoke a clause in his contract with Fury to secure a trilogy clash.
A date for their third meeting was then made for this summer but that was put on hold with Fury sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19.
Fury vs Wilder 3: What has been said?
Fury: “This man is a real piece of work. A real bully excuse maker. Not a warrior or a man at all. Beat the mug two times.
“I’ve battered him and his trainer. But still talking s***. Real p***ies.”
He added: “I’m going to go all guns blazing, full out attack, all infantry, straight out the door from round one until I finish this.
“It’s either going to be me, or Wilder.”
Wilder: “I’m ready. I hope they are ready. I hope they have their priorities in line. Their game-plan, how they are going to approach the fight.
“I know he wasn’t doing well in camp. The young guys were piecing him up.
“I had a young guy from my camp who was piecing him up.
“[My] sparring has been amazing. I can’t say names but just know there have been a lot of people on the canvas.
“Hopefully Fury is confident to go through [with the fight] and not have anything go wrong.
“[He can expect] a reinvented Deontay Wilder. Something you’ve never seen before.
“In the time off we have done nothing but work, work, work. Even when my body rested, my mind was still at it.”
Meanwhile, John Fury claims son Tyson has a secret game plan which will ‘be the end of Deontay Wilder’.
“Tyson will send him into retirement this time,” Fury Sr said.
“He’ll never box after this, he’s going to get beat to pieces, smashed to pieces.
“Deontay Wilder this time, how can two wrongs produce a champion?
“Where are they going to get a win from? He got humiliated last time, let the whole of America down. He’s lucky to be boxing Tyson for a third time.
“He doesn’t deserve it, after that last performance, it should have been him [Fury] and AJ. This man is just a bump in the road.
“We’ve got the antidote for him, which I can’t discuss on camera, because we’re going to execute it on the night and that will be the end of Deontay Wilder.”
Fury vs Wilder 3:
Fury – Wilder
Nationality: British – American
Age: 33 – 35
Height: 6ft 9 – 6ft 7
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 85in – 83in
Record: 30-0-1 – 42-1-1
KOs: 21 – 41
Rounds: 193 – 150
Debut: 12/8/2013 – 22/10/2009
Nickname: Gypsy King – Bronze Bomber