The third and final instalment of the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy was set to be a blockbuster event. However, The Bronze Bomber will have to await clawing back his reputation against The Gypsy King as the fight has been delayed due to an outbreak in the Brit’s camp. Find out all the details below, as well as when you can expect to watch a Fury vs Wilder 3 live stream.
Fury vs Wilder 3 live stream
Date: October 9 (TBC)
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada
Fury toyed with his opponent in their second meeting back in February 2020, two knockdowns either side of a couple of undignified stumbles proving enough for the American’s corner to throw in the towel. The fight was stopped in Round 7 with Wilder bleeding from the mouth and ear.
But it was his ego that took the biggest hit, Wilder doing himself no favors in the aftermath of the fight by resorting to a series of increasingly far-fetched excuses.
Unfortunately, though, Wilder will not be able to redeem himself anytime soon, as the scheduled Fury vs Wilder 3 fight has been postponed until October.
Recent official comments from Frank Warren, Fury’s UK promoter, state Fury didn’t get his second vaccination, unlike his opponent, with the fighter and members of his team testing positive for the virus.
However, he did say, “The status of the event has not changed to date” with the fight expected to potentially go ahead on October 9. That said, it could be sooner after the arbitration judge, Daniel Weinstein, said the third fight had to take place before September 15.
We’re keeping an ear to the ground on when you’ll be able to watch a Fury vs Wilder 3 live stream, so keep checking back here for more information on the postponed fight.
Fury vs Wilder 3: date and time
Originally set to go ahead on Saturday, July 24, 17 months after their second rematch, the Fury vs Wilder 3 fight has now been postponed due to a positive Covid case.
Currently the heavyweight fight is set to be rescheduled to October 9.
Where to watch Fury vs Wilder 3
Details are sketchy at the moment with broadcasters around the world still in the negotiating stages. But in the US, it’s looking like the fight will once again be a pay-per-view event jointly promoted by Fox Sports and ESPN+.
This was the arrangement for last year’s Fury vs Wilder fight, when the PPV price was set at a predictably hefty $79.99. Fury vs Wilder 3 is unlikely to come cheap either. Hold your horses before signing up to anything though, as we’re likely to hear concrete broadcast details when we get closer to the fight.
In the UK, the last Fury vs Wilder fight price was £24.95 via BT Sport Box Office, and in Australia it was $49.95 on Main Event. Lucky boxing fans in Turkey, however, were able to watch for free courtesy of DMAX.
As more information becomes available, we’ll publish further details here as and when they’re announced.
Fury vs Wilder 3 full card
- Tyson Fury (c) vs Deontay Wilder – WBC and The Ring Heavyweight titles
- Efe Ajagba vs Frank Sánchez – Heavyweight
- Robert Helenius vs Adam Kownacki – Heavyweight
- Jared Anderson vs Vladimir Tereshkin – Heavyweight
Who is Tyson Fury?
Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury is the undefeated WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion, and widely considered the lineal unified champion of the world.
The 32-year-old, who stands at a towering 6ft 9in, is one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, and the only boxer to beat two champions with at least 10 successful title defences behind them.
He took the WBA, WBO IBO, IBF and The Ring titles off Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, but was forced to relinquish them due to a combination of factors, including contractual conflicts, doping violations and mental health issues.
Despite an enormous amount of weight gain and just two preparatory fights, Fury fought then-WBC heavyweight champion in December 2018, being knocked down twice but otherwise looking the superior boxer.
The fight was, controversially, scored as a draw, but Fury dominated the rematch in February 2020, Wilder’s corner throwing in the towel in Round 7 after their man had twice been knocked to the canvas.
Who is Deontay Wilder?
Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder is the former WBC heavyweight champion of the world, and is considered the most powerful puncher in the sport.
An astonishing 41 of the 35-year-old’s 42 career victories have come by way of knockout, though his most famous knockdown punch was defied by Fury, who rose from the canvas in the final round of their first fight, having looked out for the count.
The man from Alabama was undefeated before Fury beat him in their rematch, the 6ft 7in fighter later claiming that his 40lb ring-walk costume tired him out, that his water may have been spiked, and that Fury scratched his ears with something concealed within his glove.