UK start time, ring walks, full undercard, talkSPORT commentary and live stream for Las Vegas showdown
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder part 3 is finally upon us.
The Gypsy King produced one of heavyweight boxing’s finest performances to demolish Wilder in February 2020 and take the WBC title.
After a controversial draw in their first meeting, Fury dominated their Las Vegas rematch from the first bell – flooring his opponent several times before the American’s corner threw in the towel.
The pair delivered a fiery final press conference ahead of their third fight. Although there was no final face-off, they exchanged heated words as they clashed over cheating allegations.
There were more fireworks at the weigh-in on Friday evening with both fighters topping the scales to be the heaviest they’ve ever been coming into a bout.
Wilder stepped onto the scales first and registered 238lbs (17stone). This is 7lbs higher than his weight for the rematch in February 2020, and proved that he has bulked up as expected.
Fury followed by weighing 277lbs (19st 11lbs). This is 4lbs more than he was for their last meeting, in which he bullied his lighter opponent and stopped him in seven rounds.
Drama has unfolded even before the fight today as footage revealed that Wilder had issues with Fury’s gloves and as a result a dispute ensued after the weigh-in.
Fury vs Wilder 3: Date and time
- The trilogy fight is all set for tonight, Saturday, October 9
- It is taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a full house of 20,000 fans set to be in attendance
- The undercard will get going at midnight UK time
- The main event ring walks are expected to get going around 4.30am on Sunday morning
- The first bell to start the fight is therefore likely to be around 5am
Fury vs Wilder 3: talkSPORT commentary
- talkSPORT will bring you live and exclusive commentary from this mega-fight on Saturday night
- Our coverage will get going at 10:30pm with Jake Wood and Spencer Oliver previewing the night before our main commentary begins at 1am on Sunday morning
- Download the talkSPORT app to listen. You can also click HERE for our commentary stream or on the radio player below
- You can also listen on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker or on 1089 or 1053 AM
- We’ll be running a live blog on the night on talkSPORT.com too – bookmark this page and we’ll bring you the latest ringside reaction and updates
Fury vs Wilder 3: How to watch
- The huge trilogy clash will also be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and will cost £24.95
- BT Sport Box Office is on Sky channel 490, BT channel 494, and through the live events section on Virgin Media on demand.
- You can live stream on mobile devices, your Mac or PC with the BT Sport Box Office app for iOS and Android
- In the US, the fight night will be live on ESPN+ and Fox PPV
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Fury vs Wilder 3: Undercard
- MAIN EVENT: Tyson Fury (c) vs Deontay Wilder – for WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles
- Robert Helenius vs Adam Kownacki
- Efe Ajagba vs Frank Sanchez – for WBC Continental Americas and WBO NABO heavyweight titles
- Robeisy Ramirez vs Orlando Gonzalez Ruiz
- Edgar Berlanga vs Marcelo Esteban Coceres – for vacant WBO NABO super-middleweight title
- Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez
- Jared Anderson vs Vladimir Tereshkin
- Viktor Vykhryst vs Mike Marshall
Fury vs Wilder 3: What has been said?
Fury: “This man is a real piece of work. A real bully excuse maker. Not a warrior or a man at all. Beat the mug two times.
“I’ve battered him and his trainer. But still talking s***. Real p***ies.”
He added: “I’m going to go all guns blazing, full out attack, all infantry, straight out the door from round one until I finish this.
“It’s either going to be me, or Wilder.”
Wilder: “Tyson Fury gave me the best of him. But he hasn’t seen 100% of me, no-one has. I’ve always came in with injuries or something wrong with me. Some say, ‘Well, why did you do that?’ I’m a warrior. I’m a king, you’re a peasant. We are not equal.
“I’m ready. I hope they are ready. I hope they have their priorities in line. Their game-plan, how they are going to approach the fight.
“I know he wasn’t doing well in camp. The young guys were piecing him up.
“I had a young guy from my camp who was piecing him up.
“[My] sparring has been amazing. I can’t say names but just know there have been a lot of people on the canvas.
“Hopefully Fury is confident to go through [with the fight] and not have anything go wrong.
“[He can expect] a reinvented Deontay Wilder. Something you’ve never seen before.
“In the time off we have done nothing but work, work, work. Even when my body rested, my mind was still at it.”
John Fury claims his son Tyson has a secret game plan which will ‘be the end of Deontay Wilder’.
“Tyson will send him into retirement this time,” Fury Sr said.
“He’ll never box after this, he’s going to get beat to pieces, smashed to pieces.
“Deontay Wilder this time, how can two wrongs produce a champion?
“Where are they going to get a win from? He got humiliated last time, let the whole of America down. He’s lucky to be boxing Tyson for a third time.
“He doesn’t deserve it, after that last performance, it should have been him [Fury] and AJ. This man is just a bump in the road.
“We’ve got the antidote for him, which I can’t discuss on camera, because we’re going to execute it on the night and that will be the end of Deontay Wilder.”
Fury vs Wilder 3: Tale of the tape
Fury – Wilder
Nationality: British – American
Age: 33 – 35
Height: 6ft 9 – 6ft 7
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 85in – 83in
Record: 30-0-1 – 42-1-1
KOs: 21 – 41
Rounds: 193 – 150
Debut: 12/8/2013 – 22/10/2009
Nickname: Gypsy King – Bronze Bomber
Meanwhile, Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn believes Fury will ‘cruise’ to victory once again.
Hearn told talkSPORT: “There’s a couple of things I’m not sure about heading into this fight. Obviously, the COVID situation; [did Fury have] COVID? Was it the camp situation wasn’t going great? I think his wife had a baby recently and there’s a few complications around that. The AJ fight fell through.
“I don’t think Fury is as well-prepared as he was going into [fight] number two. I’m not sure he needs to be 100 per cent to beat him. I just think he’s got to stay sharp, he’s got to stay switched on, but I see him winning the fight on points.
“I think he’ll cruise through. He’ll frustrate Wilder. It’s just a weird atmosphere out there without any Brits. First time around, the crowd was probably 80 or 90 per cent British. It’s not going to be that busy. You saw the PR activities, it’s a bit flat. I just don’t know who that will favour.
“I do think Tyson Fury is the big favourite in the fight and fingers crossed, he gets the business done.”
talkSPORT will bring you live and exclusive radio commentary of Tyson Fury’s heavyweight trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder this Saturday night. Download the talkSPORT app to listen and follow our live blog on the night for the latest updates and reaction.