By News Team
24th June 2021
With Tyson Fury set to face off against Deontay Wilder this July, Fury vs Wilder 3 is beginning to make noise as one of the standout boxing fixtures of the year once more.
Whether it be Fury’s late pull out of facing Anthony Joshua in an undisputed title match, or Wilder’s choice to wear headphones throughout their first press conference earlier this month, there’s a lot of narrative in what is set to be another interesting battle between two elite heavyweights.
We take you through all the latest news, dates, odds and our own predictions for a third face-off between two giants.
Fury vs Wilder 3: Fight time, date and location
The Fury vs Wilder date is Saturday, July 24, with the fight taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will likely be shown at 4am British Summer Time.
Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3: The undercard
The undercard bouts confirmed so far for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 are as follows:
- Frank Sanchez v Efe Ajagba
- Robert Helenius v Adam Kownacki
Fury v Wilder 3: The story so far
Two fights down, and although the current champion Fury thought he had put an end to any doubts that he is the better man of the two, we find ourselves in a position to watch Wilder attempt to regain his heavyweight crown for the first time in his career.
A controversial draw in the first fight, with Fury being knocked down in the 12th round after putting on a boxing clinic for the previous 11, the second fight between Fury and Wilder was scheduled for February 2020, with many worried the Brit wouldn’t be so lucky if the champion were to catch him with the same punch that saw him floored in Fury v Wilder 1.
What followed was one of the best performances we’ve seen from a British fighter on away soil. Fury, who gave his game plan away on multiple occasions in the press conference leading up to the fight, weighed in heavier than the first fight, with the promise he would stop Deontay Wilder in the second round with a knockout.
And although he couldn’t keep his promise, after two rounds it was clear for all to see that this was a Tyson Fury reborn, a new animal with power in his hands, and one not afraid to come forward and trade with Wilder, still to this day one of the most dangerous punchers in the history of boxing.
It was in the second round that Fury did indeed have Wilder wobbled, the first time in any of their previous 13 rounds in the ring together, and the champion had no answers for what was to come – a brutal barrage of right- and left-hand combinations over the course of seven rounds, until his then trainer Mark Breland put a stop to the contest by throwing in the towel.
Now, almost a year and a half on, Wilder will meet his most formidable foe for a third time, in the hope that his adjustments made with new trainer Malik Scott will be enough to supersede the boxing prowess of Fury, in what will likely be the last time they meet in a boxing ring.
Fury v Wilder 3: Latest odds
As for Fury vs Wilder 3 odds, Tyson Fury comes in as a 1/3 favourite. It’s the first time he has headed into a bout with Wilder odds-on with the bookies, whilst Wilder to win is currently 12/5, with the draw priced at 20/1.