Here’s What You Need To Know About Tyson Fury Vs. Deontay Wilder III
It’s officially fight week and we’re counting down with all you need to know to prepare for the third fight between WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former titleholder Deontay Wilder.
Wilder is set to take on Fury on October 9 with an aim to retain the WBC heavyweight championship title that he lost in their second showdown in 2020.
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Fury and Wilder have been going back and forth on social media and live interviews since early 2018 when they were preparing to take on each other for the first time.
Their first matchup ended in a draw in December where the Gypsy King survived a powerful Wilder haymaker to make a strong comeback into the fight.
He was an underdog coming into the fight having taken a hiatus from the sport to focus on his mental health. He had been stripped of the IBF title in 2015 and vacated the other two world titles in October 2016.
In the rematch last year, Fury was clinical in every aspect to put away the Bronze Bomber.
But both heavyweights haven’t boxed since then.
They had been in talks to hold a showdown almost immediately, but a series of other sporting events and the coronavirus pandemic delayed the proceedings.
Seeing Fury and Anthony Joshua gearing up for an all-Brit showdown, Wilder accused the Gypsy King of dodging him. Just when Eddie Hearn and co were preparing to make it official, an independent arbitrator declared Wilder the No. 1 mandatory challenger against Fury.