With the boxing community starving for a blockbuster bout, the third installment of two goliath heavyweights is finally upon us. On Saturday night, from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) will challenge Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) in an attempt to avenge his brutal TKO defeat suffered last time these two met.
Heavy weight anticipation
Of course, we would have had this fight in July if not for Fury and his camp unfortunately contracting COVID-19, but all is well now and we’re in store for another primetime fight with this trilogy.
Tale of the tape
From Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the 35-year-old-challenger Deontay Wilder stands at an imposing 6’7” with a reach of 83 inches. Representing the United States of America, Wilder has fought to a professional record of 42-1-1 (lone loss and draw to Fury) with 41 knockouts.
Tyson Fury, the 33-year-old WBC heavyweight champion is fighting out of Miami, Florida by way of Manchester, England. Towering at a height of 6’9”, Fury has a reach of 85 inches and has fought to an undefeated professional record of 30-0-1 with 21 knockouts. Both heavyweights fight in the orthodox stance.
Heading into fight night, with first match a draw and then second for Fury, here are WynnBET’s odds for Fury-Wilder III as of October 8th, 2021.
Tyson Fury -300
Deontay Wilder +240
Winner-Method of victory:
Wilder KO/TKO/DQ +275
Wilder on points +1900
Fury KO/TKO/DQ -120
Fury on points +260
Of course, WynnBET is offering props by every individual round, as well!
A eye to the past
The first fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in 2018 was a historic one: an instant classic for the heavyweight division. Across the desert at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, Fury and Wilder slugged their way to an epic draw (disputed by both corners). Of course, the highlight of the night was Wilder’s 12th round right-left combination that sent Fury to the canvas like a sack of bricks. In one of the most ridiculous moments in sports history, Fury rose from unconsciousness to beat the ten-count, finished the fight, and escaped with a tie. It was something otherworldly. The fight ended with a split decision draw 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury, and 113-113.
Fight number two was not so close, and not quite as epic. Taking place in early 2020 at Las Vegas’ MGM Garden Arena, Fury entered the Wilder rematch with a clear plan and mode of execution. Like a momentous freight train, Fury backed down Wilder with his larger frame, and peppered Wilder up with his superior boxing skills. Wilder, who looked dazed and overmatched early on, hotly detested his corner throwing in the seventh round towel, ultimately leaving Fury with a TKO victory.
Naturally, rumors, accusations, delays, and an entire pandemic would shortly follow the second match. Here we are, some 20 months later, ready for the third rendition of the “Gypsy King” versus the “Bronze Bomber”! With several competitive fights on the horizon, Fury-Wilder III may just be what the boxing community needs to catapult back into a thriving era ...
Fury-Wilder III undercard will begin on Saturday, October 9th at 8pm ET/5pm PT from T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.