Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III Still On Track For October 9
It looks like fans will get to see the awaited trilogy fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former world champion Deontay Wilder.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) is taking on Wilder (42-1, 41 KOs) for the third time on Saturday, October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The heavyweight battle will air live on pay-per-view and showcase one of the greatest rivalries in recent division history.
Back in August, there were speculations that Fury might’ve pulled out of the contracted fight due to his daughter’s stay in the intensive care unit. During this time, he had abandoned daily training due to family matters while Wilder kept at his training.
October 9 was originally supposed to be July 24, but Fury tested positive for Covid-19, postponing the event.
Wilder has said he thinks Fury lied about his positive Covid-19 test, and noted there will be financial consequences and will be stripped of his WBC belt if he pulls out of the bout.
Fury said he only has “two or three” fights left in him after the Wilder fight because he feels he’s out of challenges. He is eyeing a matchup with fellow UK boxer Dillian Whyte next.
Fury defeated Wilder in a seventh-round stoppage via TKO in February 2020.
The undercard of October 9’s battle has been set with Orlando Gonzalez in a featherweight matchup against two-time Olympic Gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez.