Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 Live: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III for the WBC heavyweight championship, arguably the biggest fight of 2021, takes place Saturday night in Las Vegas. The trilogy bout — initially scheduled for last July before Fury tested positive for COVID-19 — could complete one of the biggest rivalries ever seen in the sport.
Fury took the second matchup after picking apart Wilder for seven rounds before his own corner threw in the towel to end it early. Wilder knocked Fury to the floor in the first fight; but Fury miraculously got back to his feet and finished the fight that ended in a split-decision draw.
Saturday’s fight has a multitude of intriguing storylines. How will Wilder respond after being embarassed in the second matchup? Will Fury’s impeccable defense be on display once again or will he get caught by a power shot? What’s on the line now that Anthony Joshua fell to Oleksandr Usyk last month?
Our special live blogging guest tonight is heavyweight Otto Wallin, who fought Fury in September 2019 and bloodied the Brit, ultimately losing in a decision — the only loss on Wallin’s record.
Wallin will next fight in three weeks, on Oct. 30, against Dillian Whyte in the O2 Arena in London. But before that, the southpaw will be here in our live blog, giving his analysis on Wilder-Fury III, and even taking some questions from readers.
The first fight occurred in December 2018 and ended in a split draw. Fury outboxed Wilder for the bulk of the contest, but “The Bronze Bomber” scored vicious knockdowns in the ninth and 12th rounds.
Each guy took two interim bouts before meeting again in February 2020. Fury dominated Wilder from the opening bell. He battered the former champion toward two knockdowns and that led to now-former co-trainer Mark Breland throwing in the towel to knock Wilder from the unbeaten ranks, making Fury a two-time heavyweight champion.