Breaking – Tyson Fury has KNOCKED out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their Las Vegas trilogy – He had told us all week that he’d overpower the heavyweight division’s greatest knock-out artist, Deontay Wilder, but few believed he was capable of winning in the manner he did.

Roared on by thousands of British and Irish fight fans, Fury performed a demolition job Fury so comprehensive that there was little appetite for the trilogy bout in Las Vegas in the early hours of tomorrow.

That re-match – after a thrilling draw in Los Angeles in December 2018 – was almost 20 months ago now, shortly before the global sporting lockdown.

Las Vegas once again awaits a titanic clash.

Follow ALL the updates with our live blog below…

 

  • MORE FROM THE BIG MAN

    “I was made for this s**t. Made for it. Proved time and time again, that I can never be written off.

    “I can never be beat until I’m down and out.”

    “I didn’t have my best performance, but I pulled it out of the bag when it needed to be done.”

  • A SING-SONG UNDERWAY

    A jubilant Tyson Fury breaks into song before singing: Lancashire, lalala. Lancashire, lalala.”

  • MORE FROM FURY

    “Don’t ever doubt me. When the chips are down, I can always deliver.”

    Breaking - Tyson Fury has KNOCKED out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their Las Vegas trilogy
    Breaking – Tyson Fury has KNOCKED out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their Las Vegas trilogy
  • THE GYPSY KING SPEAKS

    He said: “In the mighty name of Jesus, I won this fight.”

    The WBC champ added: “I was down a couple of times, I was hurt.”

    Fury, 33, additionally said: “My lord and saviour rose me to my feet.

    “He gave me a real run for my money.”

  • A BAG OF EMOTIONS

    Tyson Fury was overcome with emotion after his sensational 11th round stoppage of Deotay Wilder.

  • THE GYPSY KING’S REIGN CONTINUES

    Tyson Fury was pushed to the absolute limit by Deontay Wilder, who entered the fight in his best condition ever.

    But his boxing skill proved to be too much for the American’s power and heart.

    First title defence in the books for the Brit, who shows his class by going over to a dejected Wilder’s corner to pay his respects.

  • AND STILL

    Tyson Fury has KNOCKED out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their Las Vegas trilogy, which will go down as one of the best heavyweight fights in recent history.

    What a performance from both men.

  • FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 11

    Fury is boxing smart and not taking any necessary risks after being rocked.

    Wilder gets stung. He’s in the corner trying to defend himself.

    And he drops his man with a brutal counter left hook.

FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 10

Fury is continuing to find a home for his shots at a distance and in the clinch.

The Gypsy King looks fresh out of ideas in terms of how to get his man out of there.

But as I say that, he drops Wilder with a vicious right hand. Wilder beats the count and they’re back at it.

Fury going in for the kill, throwing with bad intentions.

But Wilder battles back, landing a big hook and straight before getting rocked again.

Wilder rocks Fury with ten seconds to go. The bell goes. What a fight, folks. What a fight.

 

FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 9

The doctor takes a look at Wilder before the restart, but we’re good to go.

Fury is walking Wilder back and beating him to the punch in every exchange.

Wilder lands a big one-two after coming off the ropes to remind Fury he’s still very much in this.

Fury ups the tempo and landes a three-punch combo that puts Wilder back on the ropes.

They briefly clinch but a separation is forced by the ref.

Wilder continues to eat Fury’s best shots and somehow is not floored.

A nasty uppercut lands for Wilder in the clinch.

 

  • FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 8

    Fury was told by his coach Sugarhill Steward to box his way in during the break.

    And that’s what the defending champ is trying to do. Fury is pilling on the pressure and completely dominant, bullying Wilder in the clinch and landing hard shots as they break.

    Wilder slips a left hand but gets caught flush with a right seconds land.

    Two huge right hands stagger Wilder, who somehow manages to stay on his feet.

    Wilder is taking a lot of punishment here. Malik Scott should consider throwing in the towel here. Although that could see him lose his job.

    The bell goes and a bloody-mouthed Wilder makes his way back to the corner.

  • FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 7

    Wilder makes it to the round in which he was stopped in last February.

    Fury is continuing to pour on the pressure and utilise the clinch.

    A big right hand lands for Fury and draws a huge reaction from the crowd.

    They briefly clinch and Fury lands a nice combo on the break.

    Wilder lands two clean shots but brushes them off.

    A flurry rocks Wilder with a minute to go. Somehow, somehow, he manages to survive.

 

  • Fury is continuing to pour on the pressure and utilise the clinch.

    A big right hand lands for Fury and draws a huge reaction from the crowd.

    They briefly clinch and Fury lands a nice combo on the break.

    Wilder lands two clean shots but brushes them off.

    A flurry rocks Wilder with a minute to go. Somehow, somehow, he manages to survive.

  • FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 6

    Fury takes the centre of the ring and puts Wilder on the back foot.

    Wilder has completely forgotten about his jab and is going head-hunting.

    Wilder lands a number of shots as Fury tries to clinch, which the Brit eventually gets.

    The ref breaks it up and the pair exchange big heavy shots. What a fight this has transpired to be.

    A sickening Flurry lands for Fury, who seems to have caught a second wind. Wilder is in survival mode and manages to make it to the bell.

    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
  • FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 5

    Wilder is going hell for leather, swinging wildly. Fury is trying to keep the distance with a stiff jab.

    Nasty one-two lands from the champ, who has Wilder in all sorts of trouble.

    Wilder is getting pieced up in the clinch, which he eventually breaks free from.

    He’s wobbled Fury AGAIN. The Gypsy King is in survival mode.

    But he’s coming back strong and looking to initiate a clinch.

    The bell goes. Close round, but I give Fury the nod.

  • FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 4

    Wilder looks to have got his legs back but is being made to use them by the pressure-heavy Fury.

    Fury is staying tight and touching the Olympian with his jab.

    Fatigue looks to have taken its toll on Wilder, who is on the backfoot

    What a turnaround! Fury gets dropped by Wilder. It was a straight right hand that did the damage.

    They go toe-to-toe and Fury goes down again. Oh my goodness.

    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
  • FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 3

    A nice lead left hook lands for Wilder immediately after the restart.

    Wilder is launching his shots from too far out and eats a counter right for his trouble.

    Fury’s counters, as well as his holding, are starting to have an effect on the American.

    Huge right lands for Wilder and they began exchanging power punches.

    Fury wobbles Wilder with a jab but the American continues to come forward.

    They’re going toe-to-toe. Fury drops Wilder. Wilder gets back to his feet and is continuing.

    Wilder survives, somehow. Massive round for Fury.

  • FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 2

    Fury takes the centre of the ring early in the second but eats an early jab to the body.

    The Gypsy King puts him on the back foot with a hook cross combo but Wilder regroups.

    Fury walks through another jab to the body and responds with a right hook to the body.

    They clinch with a minute to go in the round but the ref breaks it up.

    They trade straight rand hands, with Wilder land first and Fury second.

    Fury is really trying to make use of his weight advantage by leaning on and tiring the challenger.

    Wilder lands a big right hand just before the end of the round.

    One round apiece.

 

  • FURY VS WILDER – ROUND 1

    Wilder pumps out consecutive jabs to the body but misses the target.

    The challenger follows up with a 1-2 to the torso before swinging high.

    Fury, however, is nowhere to be found – gliding out of the way.

    The jab to the body is continuing to be the American’s port of call.

    Fury gets going with a right hand before a brief clinch.

    Wilder wings a right hand narrowly past Fury’s chin. The Alabama slammer is boxing beautifully so far.

    But Fury lands a nasty 1-2 right before the bell.

    Close round, but I give it to Wilder.

  • ANOTHER GLIMPSE AT DEONTAY WILDER’S COSTUME

    Wilder has opted to wear a much lighter costume than the one he donned for the trilogy last February.

    Let’s see if he’ll have the extra energy he was sapped of during his ring walk last year.

    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
  • HERE COMES THE CHAMP

    The Gypsy King, Tyson Fury is on his way to the ring for his first defence of the WBC heavyweight title.

  • HERE COMES THE CHALLENGER

    Deontway Wilder makes his way to the ring in a black and red outfit in homage to his Edo Nigerian heritage.

  • FINAL MOMENTS

    The final moments inside the respective locker rooms from Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

  • GLOVE ISSUE

    Apparently, there is a last-minute issue with Deontay Wilder’s gloves.

  • TALE OF THE TAPE

    In case you need reminding of how they stack up, here’s the tale of the tape for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3.

    How Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder stack up ahead of the trilogy fight
    How Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder stack up ahead of the trilogy fight
  • NO GLOVE LOST

    Deontay Wilder’s coach Jay Deas was in Tyson Fury’s dressing room making sure there were no shenanigans going on with the gloves.

    If you’ll remember, Wilder accused Fury of fighting with tampered gloves in their rematch last February.

  • CELEB SIGHTING

    NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is ringside for the upcoming main event.

  • RECAP

    As we approach the main event, let’s recap the results from the rest of the card.

    Fury vs Wilder 3 results

    Frank Sanchez def. Eje Ajagba via unanimous decison ( 97-92, 98-91, 98-91)

    Adam Helenius def. Adam Kownacki via TKO – Round 6, 2:38

    Jared Anderson def. Vladimir Tereshkin via TKO – Round 2, 2:51

    Edgar Berlanga def. Marcelo Coceres via unanimous decision (96-93, 96-93, 96-93)

    Vladimir Hernandez def. Julian Williams via split decision (96-94, 94-96, 97-93)

    Robeisy Ramirez def. Orlando Gonzalez by unanimous decision (99-91, 99-91, and 97-93)

    Bruce Carrington via Cesar Cantu via unanimous decision (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)

    Viktor Faust def. Mike Marshall via TKO – Round 3, 1:49

  • GETTING IN THE ZONE

    Take a final glimpse into Tyson Fury’s locker room ahead of his trilogy with Deontay Wilder.

  • AND STILL UNDEFEATED

    Frank Sanchez defeats Efe Ajagba via unanimous decision, with three ringside judges scoring the contest 97-92, 98-91, 98-91.

    The fight didn’t end up being the barnburner we all expected, but it showed that Sanchez is going to be a serious problem in the division.

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 10

    Despite being roared on by his corner again, Ajagba is still throwing very little volume.

    It’s like he’s already accepted defeat – which is truly bizarre.

    Sanchez is happy to stay on the outside and avoid the single shots coming his way.

    The bell goes. Sanchez raises his arm up in the air in delight. Barring a robbery, his undefeated record will remain intact.

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 9

    Sanchez is more than happy to stay on his bike and counter when Ajagba commits himself.

    But those committals are too far and few between, which is baffling as he’s down on the scorecards.

    A nice straight right lands from Ajagba with 30 seconds left on the round.

    But he fails to land another shot of note before the bell. It’s all or nothing for him in the tenth.

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 8

    Sanchez lands a big right hand, which prompts Ajagba to come steaming in.

    The Cuban lands a lightening-quick counter uppercut that rocs his opponent’s head back.

    Ajagba, to his credit, hasn’t been deterred and is still coming forward.

    But despite landing some decent punches, he’s wary of committing himself.

    The bell goes.

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 7

    Ajagba was roared on by his corner between rounds but has yet to heed their warning that time is running out.

    As things carry on, the fleet-footed Sanchez is going to skate his way to victory.

    A good exchange of flurries from the pair, with both men landing.

    Sanchez lands a nice right hand, which Ajagba returns fire with seconds later.

    Sanchez drops Ajagba with a big right hand. A shot lands when Ajagba is on the canvas.

    Wow. The ref hasn’t even given him a warning, which I’m surprised about.

    10-8 round to Sanchez.

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 6

    Ajagba is still far too happy to utilise his patient approach.

    Both men have been reluctant to throw heavy shots in fear of being countered.

    A real nothing round that. I don’t know how you score it.

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 5

    Sanchez is continuing to operate well on the back foot sticking and moving with a lightening fast jab.

    Ajagba, on the other hand, is not by means making use of his long jab.

    Far too much waiting from Nigeria’s Ajagba, who eats a big right hand with 15 seconds left on the clock.

    Another round in the bank for Sanchez.

     

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 4

    Nigeria’s Ajagba is letting his good work in the third go to waste by allowing Sanchez to get back into his rhythm with a look of shots.

    Sanchez is boxing well on the back foot, effortlessly swaying out the way of his opponent’s blitzes.

    A nice counter left hook from Sanchez briefly stuns Ajagba.

    The bell goes. Sanchez up three rounds to one, in my book,

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 3

    Perhaps aware he’s two rounds down, Ajagba has come out swinging early in the third.

    A right hand partially lands for the Nigerian, who is beginning to close the distance.

    A good left hand lands for Ajagba, who eats a glancing right hand for his troubles.

    Some bodywork wouldn’t go amiss for Ajagba, who ends the round eating a stiff jab.

    First round in the bank for Ajagba.

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 2

    Ajagba is leading the dance but isn’t throwing nearly enough shots.

    Sanchez is happy to operate on the outside and counter.

    A beautiful counter overhand right lands for Sanchez, who moved in and out of range in a ‘Flash’.

    Ajagba really needs to get going here. The bell goes.

    Another round in the books for Sanchez, in my book.

  • SANCHEZ VS AJAGBA – ROUND 1

    Ajagba starts off slow, plodding forward as he usually does.

    Sanchez, in contrast, is light on his feet and looking to utilise his hand speed.

    Neither man has really landed a big shot of note two minutes in.

    But as I say that, Sanchez lands a nice overhand right flush on the Nigerian’s chin.

    Close round, but I give it to Sanchez.

  • MORE HEAVYWEIGHTS

    A battle of undefeated heavyweights is about to go down.

    Cuba’s Frank Sanchez and Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba are about to trade heavy leather.

    Don’t blink, folks. Don’t blink.

  • TOMMY WEIGHS IN

    Tommy Fury has tipped his older brother put on another clinic against Deontay Wilder.

    He told BT Sport: “He knows exactly what he’s got to do.”

    “Tyson doesn’t let any emotions get into his head. He knows exactly what he’s got to do.

    “And he’s gonna go out there and do it. In the best passion possible.”

  • FINAL MESSAGE FROM THE BRONZE BOMBER

    “Everything I’ve been preparing for the last 20 months, the sacrifice, dedication and pain, somebody gotta to pay for this.”

  • NO JOSHING

    Anthony Joshua has triggered his Oleksandr Usyk rematch clause, Eddie Hearn has revealed.

    The promoter said: “Today we officially triggered the rematch for Oleksandr Usyk fight, which we’ll see early next spring.

    “Back in the game and we’re looking for him to become three-time world champion.

    “A few niggles in camp for AJ, Usyk had a bad cut, it’s officially triggered, we’ll sit down with K2 Promotions and I think March is when you’ll see that fight.

    “This was a disappointing loss to a pound-for-pound great.

    “We don’t need to get back in the game with 10-rounders, he needs to rip those belts off Usyk.”

  • PREDICTIONS

    Eddie Hearn: “Fury is a huge favourite but Wilder has the ability to end a fight at any time. It’s heavyweight boxing and that’s why it is so exciting. Fury wins on points.”

    David Price: “I’m going to go with another Fury win again. I think it’ll be a sustained beating. I think Wilder will start quick and then Fury will just take over in the mid to late rounds and stop him.”

    Oleksandr Usyk: “I don’t think too much about who wins. It will be a good fight. Don’t write Deontay Wilder off since he always has the knockout punch. I am not good at making predictions.”

    Dana White: “I think Fury’s too good. I think Fury’s got that number.”

    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
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  • FIGHTING TALK

    Deontay Wilder insists rival Tyson Fury ‘hasn’t seen 100 per cent’ of him ahead of Saturday’s trilogy fight in Las Vegas.

    He told 78SPORTSTV: “Tyson Fury gave me the best of him. But he hasn’t seen 100% of me, no-one has.

    “I’ve always came in with injuries or something wrong with me. Some say, ‘Well, why did you do that?’ I’m a warrior.

    “I’m a king, you’re a peasant. We are not equal.”

  • SETTINGS

    And here she is! Just glorious. Fury vs Wilder gets underway from 4am BST.

    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
  • TRIPLE THREAT

    How will their third fight go?

    Tyson Fury was floored in his first fight with Deontay Wilder, which ended in a draw
    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 LIVE: UK start time, undercard for TONIGHT’S fight – latest updates
    Tyson Fury was floored in his first fight with Deontay Wilder, which ended in a drawCredit: AP:Associated Press
    But he came back to decimate the Bronze Bomber in their rematch, dropping Wilder twice
    But he came back to decimate the Bronze Bomber in their rematch, dropping Wilder twiceCredit: Reuters
  • TAY SAY WHAT?

    Deontay Wilder has complained about rival Tyson Fury’s gloves AGAIN ahead of tonight’s trilogy fight in Las Vegas.

    Wilder told 78SportsTV: “We had a little situation with the gloves. I already got word of some funny stuff going on in the back of the gloves.

    “What happened was Fury’s glove that he’s chosen, which is the same thing he had last time, had little to no padding.

    “The rest of it was horse hair, we thought horse hair was illegal and out of the question but they said it was [OK], so we said cool.

    “They opened up my glove and my glove padding is at least two to three inches thick.

    “His glove looks like they’ve already been used, already folded, bended, like they’ve been thrown in the trash and got back out and say, ‘we’re gonna reuse these’.”

  • LENNOX PREDICTS

    Lennox Lewis is sitting on the fence with his prediction for Fury vs Wilder 3.

    “I’m a bad predictor. It is going to be a fantastic fight,” he said.

    “Tyson Fury has a lot more tools and weapons that he can use.

    “Deontay went back and learned a couple of tricks he can put to use he’ll have a good time in there as well. So all around it is going to be a good fight.”

  • HAVE ZLAT

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Tyson Fury to ‘keep making history’ by smashing Deontay Wilder.

    The 40-year-old AC Milan ace posted a video message on social media, saying: “Tyson Fury my friend what’s up. I hope you’re well, I hope the camp went well.

    “I hope your family is well and I hope everything is like it should be. I want to wish you big luck even if you don’t need it – you’re on that level

    “Keep making history and people admire you, you’re an inspiration for everybody so keep doing what you’re doing and be yourself.

    “Do me a favour, just go out there and dance in the ring and do what you have to do. Take the belt home and keep going, keep striving, keep pushing.”

    Fury responded on Twitter by saying: “Lions eat first, thank you Zlatan!”

  • TALE OF THE TAPE

    Here’s how the two fighters are shaping up ahead of their clash.

    Just to add…

    • Wilder: 238lbs
    • Fury: 277lbs
    How Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder stack up ahead of the trilogy fight
    How Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder stack up ahead of the trilogy fight
  • SUGARHILL PREDICTS

    “It’s going to be a knockout. Tyson knocks Wilder out,” Steward said.

    “That’s what I believed last time and he’ll do it again this time, just in a more electrifying fashion. Everything we’ve been doing, he’s got better.

    “He’s learning new things and the object and the goal is to get better. That’s for me and Tyson. I wanted to make Tyson Fury the best Tyson Fury.

    “The things we’ve been working on have him on the road to being the best.”

  • FURY ROAD

    Tyson Fury has vowed to ‘kick the s**’ out of brother Tommy if he loses to Jake Paul.

    Their dad Big John told TalkSport: “Tommy is over there [in Las Vegas] giving his support [to Tyson].

    “He’s got his own thing that’s going to be going on shortly with this Jake Paul fella.

    “Tyson said if Jake Paul beats him, he’s got to change his name because of some stupid stuff – which he should do!

    “If he can’t beat Jake Paul I’ll smash him to bits with a bamboo stick myself.

    “Tyson, his brother, said ‘right, we’ll kick the s*** out of you as well!’ [if he doesn’t win]. So, no pressure [laughs].”

  • AJ PREDICTION

    Anthony Joshua is picking Deontay Wilder to cause an upset tonight in Las Vegas.

    “Let’s go with Wilder because he seems obsessed, like he really wants it.

    “A focused man is a dangerous man, and he’s focused. Wilder might get the decision. Actually, no… it has to be a knockout. One of them will knock the other out.”

    Credit: PA
  • STAR ATTRACTION

    A host of star-studded names from Hollywood and sport are set to be ringside to watch Tyson Fury defend his world title against Deontay Wilder.

    Silverscreen actors Vince Vaughn, Michael B. Jordan and Michael J. Fox will be ringside.

    NBA basketball stars Draymond Green and Damian Lillard will also be there along with disgraced cycling legend Lance Armstrong.

    Rappers Fat Joe and Nas, TV star Mario Lopez and chef Wolfgang Puck are also both due to be near the front row for the fight.

    Meanwhile boxers Shakur Stevenson and Terence Crawford will be watching their peers settle their differences between the ropes for the last time.

  • HOW TO WATCH

    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 is being broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK.

    The fight will cost £24.95 on BT.

    In the US the event will be live on ESPN+ and Fox PPV.

    talkSPORT will bring you live and exclusive radio commentary of Tyson Fury’s heavyweight trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder this Saturday night.

    Download the talkSPORT app to listen.

  • WEIGH-IN

    Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder both weighed in at their heaviest ever weights.

    The Brit came in at 19st11lbs – five pounds heavier than in the pair’s second fight.

    And at 17st, Deontay Wilder weighed in at a full half a stone heavier than he did in his last bout with Fury.

    Fury, known traditionally as a great boxer but not so much for delivering knockouts, promised more of the same after he bulked up to KO Wilder in the seventh round 18 months ago.

    The Gypsy King promised his extra weight would mean “total obliteration of a dosser. Total annihilation”.

    Fury also mesmerised the crowd by stepping onto the scales in the same hat The Undertaker wears.

    The champ was compared to the WWE legend during his first fight with Wilder when he looked to have been knocked out cold but got up to beating the count in the 12th round.

    And going into this bout, Fury promised the Deadman that Wilder would “Rest in Peace”.

    Wilder meanwhile sacked a member of his team, Mark Breland, for throwing in the towel last time.

    But Fury labelled the Bronze Bomber and Breland’s replacement, Malik Scott, “a pack of losers”.

    However Wilder claims he has calmed down since the last fight and is confident of victory.

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  • FIGHTER COMPARISON

    It’s pretty fair to say that Fury and Wilder are two completely different fighters.

    In years gone by, Wilder has been known for his one-punch knockout power, his ferocious finishes and the mighty torque he gets into his right hands.

    He’s often been criticised for his lack of traditional boxing technique, having picked up the sport late in his life, before managing to secure himself an Olympic bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

    But Wilder has rarely ever needed boxing technique to get through his fights, boasting an incredible 41 knockouts from his 44 fights.

    Fury, on the other hand, has been boxing since he was a child, and is known for his excellent footwork, feinting, double-jabbing and ring IQ.

    He outwitted the great Wladimir Klitschko in their world title clash back in 2015 and outboxed Wilder for long periods of their first fight in 2018, though it ended in a draw.

    Fury does pack a heavy punch, however, as he showed in his rematch with Wilder, but it’s his boxing which allows him to set up the offensive side of his game.

  • WHO IS TRAINING WILDER?

    Wilder has brought in a new head trainer in Malik Scott, who the Bronze Bomber fought and knocked out back in 2014.

    Scott and Wilder have worked all summer in attempt to sharpen the latter’s boxing skills, quickening both his feet and hands in preparation for Fury.

    Wilder will still have ex-head trainer Jay Deas in his corner, but Scott will take charge on fight night.

    The Alabama native used to have former world champion Mark Breland in his corner, but he was sacked after Wilder accused him of spiking his water before the second Fury fight.

    It was also Breland who threw the towel in, forcing the referee to stop the fight midway through the seventh round.

  • FURY VS WILDER 1 – WHAT HAPPENED?

    Fury’s first fight with Wilder took place in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2018, several months after the Gypsy King’s two comeback bouts with Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta.

    Wilder was the favourite heading into the fight, having knocked out every opponent he’d ever faced before Fury, who had spent two years out of the ring with drug addiction and mental health problems.

    But the fight ended in a controversial split decision draw after both fighters enjoyed success throughout the contest.

    Fury managed to outbox Wilder for most of the fight but was knocked down in the ninth and 12th rounds.

    The fight was scored 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113.

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  • WHO IS TRAINING FURY?

    Tyson Fury will be trained, once again, by SugarHill Steward, who took his corner for the second Wilder fight.

    Fury used to be trained by Ben Davison, who was in charge for the very first Wilder bout, but was replaced by Steward a year later.

    Steward instantly implemented his ‘Kronk style’ of training, one in which where boxers who fight out of the Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan, seek to put pressure on their opponents to force a knockout.

    The style of fighting was first introduced by legendary trainer Emanuel Steward, SugarHill’s late uncle.

    Fury predicted that with SugarHill in his corner, he would bring the fight to Wilder and take him out during their second fight, a prediction not many believed in.

  • VENUE

    Fury vs Wilder 3 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, making it the third different venue in pair’s three fights.

    Fury vs Wilder 1 took place at Staples Center in Los Angeles back in December 2018.

    And while their second happened in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand Garden Arena was the venue.

    But now the T-Mobile Arena, which has hosted huge fights such as Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor, Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin and numerous big UFC events, will play host for their third clash.

  • ODDS

    Unbeaten Fury goes into the fight as the favourite with odds of 2/7.

    You can get 5/2 on dangerous Wilder to avenge his only loss.

    And a draw – which was the result of their first fight remember – is currently set at 25/1.

    (Odds via Betfair at the time of publication)

    Get Fury at 6/1 or Wilder at 20/1 with 888 Sport boxing odds special

  • TIMINGS

    Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 was originally slated to take place on July 24, but will now take place TONIGHT – October 9.

    Expect the main event of Fury vs Wilder 3 at around 4am BST.

    The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas plays host and Nevada is eight hours behind the UK, so the fight will begin about 8pm local time.

  • FURY VS WILDER 2 – WHAT HAPPENED?

    Fury vs Wilder 2 took place in Las Vegas on February 20, 2020 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    The second fight turned out to be a more one-sided affair, with Fury shocking the boxing world to stop Wilder in the seventh round of their Las Vegas clash.

    Fury came into the fight with a new trainer in SugarHill Steward, after utilising Ben Davison in his corner for the first bout.

    Steward and Fury adopted an offensive game plan and came forward at Wilder throughout the fight, knocking him down in rounds three and five.

    Wilder’s assistant trainer Mark Breland eventually threw in the towel at the midway point of the seventh round, making Fury the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion.

    But this weekend, Wilder will finally get his chance at vengeance.

  • WILDIN’ OUT

    Deontay Wilder says calmness is key to the storm, ahead of his career-defining fight with Tyson Fury tonight.

    “The weight just came on,” said Wilder.

    “I’m bench pressing a little over 350[lbs], so whatever his weight comes in, I can lay on my back and lift him.

    “It won’t be none of that rushing me and putting all his weight on me, and different things like that. But most of all, we just want to have fun.

    Calmness is the key to the storm.

    “I know that when I’m not calm, my mind is cloudy, so when your mind is cloudy it allows you to make bad decisions.”

  • FIGHTING TALK

    Tyson Fury believes that Deontay Wilder knows deep in his soul he will lose tonight in Las Vegas.

    “Deep down in his soul, he knows he lost and he’ll lose again,” said Fury.

    “After this fight, he’ll be back working in that fast-food chain that he was working at earlier on in his career. It’s retirement for him.

    “You’re in denial and you’re getting knocked out. Do yourself a favour and retire – your legacy’s in bits, all the excuses, you’ve been destroyed. No one’s even believed you, everyone’s laughing at you. You’re a weak man.”

  • PUNCH STATS

    Here’s how the punch stats looked between Fury and Wilder last time out.

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