WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury will be taking on the former WBC champion, Deontay Wilder for the third time on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.
Interestingly, the fight has come together at the eleventh hour. Previously, Tyson Fury was set to fight the (now former) WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion, Anthony Joshua. However, Deontay Wilder‘s appeal for a rematch clause has been upheld, meaning that Fury is now legally bound to fight the ‘Bronze Bomber’ once again.
‘The Gypsy King’ and Wilder first fought back in Dec 2018. Whilst the bout ended in a draw, both parties were unsatisfied with the result. Hence, a rematch in Feb 2020 took place, where Fury won the bout via seventh-round TKO.
Soon after, Deontay Wilder triggered a rematch clause in hopes to recapture his WBC title. Moreover, the former champ also accused Fury of cheating and using performance enhancers. Unfortunately for Deontay, scheduling conflicts and COVID-19 restrictions meant that the rematch had to be put on hold.
Soon after, Fury’s team revealed that the rematch clause had expired. Tyson himself felt the need for a new challenge and hence, entered into negotiations for a fight with Anthony Joshua. However, Wilder and his team took the matter to court, won the appeal, and will now get their rematch on Oct 9 this year.
Fury vs. Wilder 3 Date and Time
Previously, the trilogy fight was set to take place on July 24 but has since been delayed due to ‘The Gypsy King’ testing positive for COVID. The heavyweight bout will now take place on Saturday, Oct 9, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Date: October 9, 2021
(Subject to change)
Undercard time: 7:30 PM ET, 4:30 PM PT
PPV Main Card: 9 PM ET, 6 PM PT
PPV Main Event: 11 PM ET, 9 PM PT
Fury vs. Wilder 3 PPV Price and TV Channel
The pre-show and preliminary fights will be available on ESPN and Fox Sports 1. At 7:30 p.m. ET, the undercard will continue on ESPN and Fox Sports1.
“The Fury vs. Wilder 3: Once and For All” main card is an ESPN+/Fox joint pay-per-view. You can live-stream the event through the Fox Sports app and ESPN+. The main card costs $79.99 on pay-per-view.
On the other hand, fans from the UK and around the world can also view the fight on the BT Sport Box Office app. Whilst a separate PPV Price has not been revealed, it is assumed that viewers can purchase the £25 monthly pass to watch the fight.
Fury vs. Wilder 3 Fight Card
Lastly, let’s take a look at all the fights we will be getting on the night. However, keep in mind, there are still a couple of weeks to go, meaning that fights are subject to change. Fortunately, we will keep updating the list leading up to the date of the fight.
- Edgar Berlanga vs. Marcelo Esteban Coceres; 10 rounds, super middleweights
- Julian Williams vs. Vladimir Hernandez; 10 rounds, junior middleweights
- Robeisy Ramirez vs. Orlando Gonzalez; 10 rounds, featherweights
- Viktor Faust vs. Mike Marshall; eight rounds, heavyweights
- Bruce Carrington vs. Cesar Cantu; four rounds, featherweights
- Elvis Rodriguez vs. Victor Vazquez; eight rounds, junior welterweights
- Tyson Fury (c) vs Deontay Wilder – for WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles
- Robert Helenius vs Adam Kownacki
- Efe Ajagba vs Frank Sanchez
- Jared Anderson vs Vladimir Tereshkin
- Viktor Vykhryst vs Mike Marshall
- Julian Williams vs TBA