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October 07, 2021 6 min read

  The Trilogy

Fury and Wilder face off for their third fight

Figure1: Fury and Wilder face off for their third fight


The third fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is going down on October 9th, 2021. The bout will take place in MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada. The pair will look to finally settle their three year long rivalry when they clash head to head this time. Initially, the original date for the trilogy was 24th July. The reason to postpone the fight was the Gypsy King catching Covid 19. This time both the fighters are ready to lock horns and fight for Heavyweight glory. Both fighters look ready to inflict damage upon each other. The exchange of heated words took place in their press conference. Wilder indicated that he will look to 'cut-off' Fury's head. Tyson fury laughed off these comments by replying "Heard it all before, to be fair. But we all know what went down there".

In the first two matches, Tyson Fury had the upper hand according to many boxing experts and fans. They believed that there was no such need for a trilogy. Tyson Fury's flawless performance in the second clash was evidence of him being the better fighter overall. The boxing fans were all but ready to witness the all British Heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. The fight between the two brits would have been for the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, WBC, and Ring Magazine belts. Joshua vs Fury was all but agreed for August in Saudi Arabia. In a quick turn of events, the WBC arbitrator ruled that the Gypsy King's first defense should be against Deontay Wilder. Anthony Joshua recently lost against Usyk as the Heavyweight division was shaken. The stakes for the trilogy have been higher than ever.


Allegations and Excuses

The rivalry between Tyson Fury and Wilder was no short of drama. After the second fight, Deontay Wilder came up with a lot of excuses. The first one was about his shiny and spooky costume which he used for his ring entrance. Wilder claimed that it weakened his legs as it was over 40 lbs. The second excuse was that his trainer Mark Breland showed a lack of loyalty. Rumors were that Wilder thought he mixed something in his drink pre-fight. 

Fury cheating during the two fights was the most bizarre accusation which gained a lot of attention in the media. After his loss, the Bronze Bomber took to social media and accused Fury of tempering with his boxing gloves. He said “It’s impossible for a brand new 10-ounce glove to keep a smooshed in form or to have loose space. I highly believe you put something hard in your glove. Something the size and the shape of egg weight." In case if you're looking for boxing gloves that do not bend, curve or feel stuffed with egg weight. Kindly check out the link below. 


How the rivalry started?

Fury outboxes Wilder in the first fight but fail to claim the victory

Figure2 Fury outboxes Wilder in the first fight but fail to claim the victory


Tyson Fury's remarkable comeback in 2018 was well on course. He lost 10 stones to get back into fighting shape. He fought Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta as his tune-up fights. In September 2018 the contract for Fury vs Wilder 1 was signed. The fight was scheduled to take place in Staples Center, LA on 1st December. Many experts and fans viewed this fight as a threat to Fury's career and health. Deontay Wilder was in high spirits as he was coming off the victory against Luis Ortiz. 

The odds were against Tyson Fury in this fight and Deontay Wilder was the heavy favorite. Tyson Fury's original plan was to outbox Wilder. He said it openly in the press conference that Deontay Wilder is a one-trick pony. 

On December 1st, Fury shocked the entire world with his performance. He showed the heart of a true champion. He outboxed Wilder for the majority of the fight. In the 12th round, Deontay Wilder landed a vicious one-two which sent Fury to the canvas. The whole arena thought that the fight was over. Jack Reiss started the count but Fury rose like a phoenix from the ashes at the count of eight. Wilder could not believe his eyes. Fury ended up winning the rest of the round. Everyone in the arena was convinced that the Gypsy King defied all odds. Fury was convinced he did enough to win despite getting knocked down twice in the fight. The judges scored the contest as a split draw. Tyson Fury was left shocked and in dismay. 


Fury dismantles Wilder in the Rematch

Tyson Fury demolishes Deontay Wilder in the second fight

Figure3 Tyson Fury demolishes Deontay Wilder in the second fight

It was 22nd February 2020 when two of the most dangerous Heavyweights on the face of the planet went head to head for WBC Heavyweight Championship. The bout took place in MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada. Approximately 16,000 fans watched Tyson Fury put on a boxing clinic. This time Tyson Fury did not leave the decision up to the judges. He took the fight to Deontay Wilder. Previously in December of 2018, the pair fought for the first time in a controversial majority draw. Many experts and pundits claimed that the decision was unfair. Fury adjusted his tactics in the rematch. He changed his coaching team as he looked to knockout the Bronze Bomber. 

After his split with Ben Davison, Fury started training with Sugar Hill Steward. He is the nephew of legendary trainer Emmanuel Steward. Fury wanted to change his approach for the rematch. Sugar Hill honed his skills in the training camp. They looked to focus more on power jabs and one-two combos. Fury's plan was not to outbox Wilder this time. Wilder also gained around 20lbs of muscle as he looked to sleep Fury for good this time. Fury also came in heavy at 273lbs as he looked to shut Wilder's light off this time. 

Both fighters made dramatic entrances and lit up the arena. As the fight started, Fury was the aggressor and took the middle of the ring. He started to back up Wilder early. Something which no other fighter had done before. Wilder did manage to hit Fury with his classic right hand but Fury absorbed it. Tyson Fury came in with his own style and started landing bombs on Deontay Wilder. He scored the first knockdown in the third round. That shot injured Wilder's eardrum and he was never the same physically in the later rounds. He knocked him down again with a lethal body shot in the 5th round. Finally, Wilder's camp had seen too much damage upon him and they threw the towel in the 7th round. Fury became the new WBC and Ring Magazine Heavyweight Champion of the World in a spectacular fashion. 


What to expect in the third fight?

Wilder will look to capitalize on his 93% knockout rate

Figure4 Wilder will look to capitalize on his 93% knockout rate

The boxing fans are in for a treat when Fury and Wilder come across each other for the third fight. Deontay Wilder has made changes in his camp and brought in King Malik Scott for his training. Mark Brelan was fired by Wilder after the second fight after Wilder disagreed with his decision to throw in the towel. Fury will more or less come with the same game plan as he did last time. He will look to expose Wilder again and use his ring IQ. Tyson Fury plans to knock Wilder out inside 5 rounds this time. 

The press conference held on October 6th indicated the mindset of both fighters. Fury was clear in his approach and said " I don't want to hurt Deontay Wilder, I just want to beat him in the fight, after this fight you will be back at the fast-food chain you were working at". Wilder responded " I have no pressure, I have nothing to lose, everything to gain. All the pressure is on him. Fury comes in as the betting favorite for this fight at -310 as compared to Wilder who comes as the underdog at +240. The fight will be available on Fox Sports Pay Per View and BT Sports Box Office.

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