On Saturday October 9, 2021 the third fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will take place with the WBC heavyweight title on the line.
The trilogy bout between Fury and Wilder was originally set to take place on Saturday July 24 but was rescheduled for the start of October.
They fought to a disputed draw in their first fight back in 2018, but Fury dominated the rematch and stopped the Bronze Bomber in the seventh round to inflict Wilder’s first career loss, in one of the most impressive performances in boxing history.
In a pre-fight press conference, Fury vowed to dominate the third bout from the outset.
“What I’m going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I’m going to run him over as if I’m an 18-wheeler and he’s a human being,” said the Briton, who predicted that he would knock Wilder out in fewer than seven rounds.
“I don’t think he’s mentally, physically or emotionally involved in this fight. I think he’s doing it for the wrong reasons and when people do things for the wrong reasons, they always wind up getting hurt.”
Deontay Wilder on his own has vowed to produce “a devastating knockout” on Saturday night and regain his WBC title belt from Tyson Fury as the two towering heavyweights meet for a third time.
“My trainer, Malik Scott, has brought things out of me that no one has seen before,” Wilder said on Monday night. “This is a trilogy and boxing is winning in this fight. It’s going to be a good one while it lasts. But I will win by devastating knockout. The fight will not go the distance. It’s been a long time coming, going through a lot of obstacles and it has been an emotional roller coaster, as it has been for a lot of people in the world during this time.”
Wilder added that he was always confident the fight would go ahead, despite talk of an undisputed world title fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua. That was until June this year when a judge ruled in the USA, through an arbitration case, that Wilder had the contractual right to a rematch.
“It was all propaganda – and they both knew it. People went on the first thing they heard. These days people want to be first to say things, even if they aren’t correct. As long as I knew I had that contract the talk of them fighting did not bother me,” explained the American.
Definitely going to be the match of the year and this time its really going to be tougher than the previous two bouts.
Wilder of course is known to be this guy who do a lot of talking but no doubt on his abilities and on his day can knock down any opponent.
Fury, a class on his own with his bullish body is a man to beat.
Will Fury make it 2-0 on Saturday or will Wilder level things for yet another rematch? We keep our fingers crossed.