This weekend, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will meet for the third time as their historic heavyweight trilogy comes to an end.
Both fighters have been on quite the journey to arrive at this point and while there’s always a chance they could meet for a fourth time down the road, it certainly feels as if we could be in the end game for a rivalry that has defined the current generation of heavyweight stars.
In preparation for the big showdown, we thought it’d be wise to provide fans with all the details they need to watch the action unfold.
The story so far
Back in December 2018, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fought to an insanely entertaining draw that ended with Fury somehow getting up after a monstrous knockdown from Wilder. In the rematch, which went down in February 2020, Fury finished Wilder with a dominant TKO performance that gave him the edge in their feud.
Fury had initially been scheduled to take on Anthony Joshua this summer but a ruling from a court of arbitration in the United States meant that “The Bronze Bomber” would indeed get a third opportunity at dethroning “The Gypsy King”.
When does it start in the UK?
In terms of the official broadcast, midnight has been set as the designated start time for those who want to watch the undercard. Fury and Wilder are expected to make the walk for the main event at around 4am BST.
Where is it being held?
The first contest between these two men went down at Staples Center in Los Angeles with the rematch shifting to Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Now, they’ll meet on Saturday, October 9 in Sin City for the second consecutive time – but this one will go down at the T-Mobile Arena.
How can you watch?
The fight is available exclusively in the United Kingdom through BT Sport Box Office, as has been the case for the entire trilogy. For those who want to watch, you’ll have to pay £24.95 for the privilege.
What are the betting odds?
As per Oddschecker, Tyson Fury is currently the 5/11 favourite to retain the gold with Deontay Wilder being a 13/5 underdog in Vegas.
What are the fighters saying?
Fury: “Look at me, I’m in fantastic shape! It doesn’t matter how good he’s gonna come in, it’s really unimportant to me. He’s had however long he’s been a pro, 13 years, and he still can’t beat me. So what’s another few months gonna do?”
Wilder: “I feel great, I feel amazing. I’m rejuvenated, reinvented and I’m ready to go. Saturday night is gonna be a special night and I think the fans are in for a treat, as they always are when The Bronze Bomber steps in the ring.”
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