Talk about drama. The third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has tons of it with a fight three years in the making that was all but certain to happen until it wasn’t and then was on again. Fury vs Wilder 3: Date, fight time, odds, TV channel, PPV cost, live stream
On Saturday, Oct. 9, Fury will defend the WBC heavyweight championship against Wilder live at the at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Boxing fans can order the third bout between the two titans on ESPN+ pay-per-view. The main card is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET with Fury and Wilder expected to make their walks to the ring between 11 p.m. and midnight.
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HOW WE GOT HERE
Things seemed a lot more simple when Fury and Wilder fought for the first time on Dec. 1, 2018. Both fighters were undefeated, headlining the best heavyweight division boxing had seen in quite some time that also included an undefeated Anthony Joshua. Wilder was WBC heavyweight title, Joshua held the other three heavyweight belts and Fury was crowned boxing’s lineal heavyweight title
The fight between Fury and Wilder was an instant classic. Fury was controlling the fight until the Round 9 when Wilder knocked him down. Fury fell to the mat a second time in Round 12. The fight looked to be over until Fury rose up like The Undertaker at WrestleMania. It was one of the craziest moments in recent boxing history.
The fight would end in a split draw, setting up a much-anticipated rematch. However, the second fight, on Feb. 22, 2020, was a different story. An aggressive Fury pushed Wilder to his breaking point. After two knockdowns, Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in Round 7.
A third fight was written into the contract heading into Wilder-Fury II. But it wasn’t a foregone conclusion. A potential fight was postponed multiple times as we headed into the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Further complicating matters was Fury, now the WBC titleholder, whose team was looking for a historic unification bout with Joshua. Wilder was not happy, exercising his right to a third bout, claiming the 40-pound costume he wore during his ring walk hindered his performance during the second fight.
Fury and Joshua signed a deal for a fight. However, an arbitrator ruled that Fury would have to honor his contract and fight Wilder again. A July 2021 bout between the two would be postponed after Fury tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the date back to Oct. 9.
Any talk about Fury vs. Joshua has been put to rest after the latter lost to Oleksandr Usyk a few weeks ago. That puts boxing fans’ mind on the present and a third fight between the skilled boxer Fury and the heavy hitting Wilder.
WHO WINS THE RUBBER MATCH
That second fight in 2020 was a pick ‘em. This one, not so much.
Fury is the clear favorite for the third fight. Fury came into fight week as a huge -310 favorite. Wilder is a +220 underdog. The majority of best, however, are coming in for Wilder.
As for prop bets, Fury winning by TKO, KO or DQ comes in at at -110. Fury by decision is +250, while Wilder via TKO, KO or DQ comes in around +300.
HOW TO WATCH
What: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 for WBC and “The Ring” heavyweight titles
When: PPV begins at 9 p.m. EST on Oct. 9; Fury and Wilder are expected to make their ring walks close midnight.
Where: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Cost: $79.99 via ESPN+ pay-per-view in the U.S.
The time for talking is over as Tyson Fury faces off with Deontay Wilder for the third time in Las Vegas this evening. The pair complete their trilogy as the Gypsy King looks to defend his WBC and The Ring belts, having comprehensively won them from the Bronze Bomber last time out.
After their first bout ended in a dramatic draw, Fury demolished his opponent in the second fight last year to be crowned world champion once again, but Wilder will be out for revenge this evening. There’s certainly no love lost between the two, and if the first two fights are anything to go by, this will be yet another bout not to be missed.
We’ll have all the action from Las Vegas for you, including all the build-up and the undercard before we get the main even underway at around 4am UK time.