Tyson Fury is considered by many to be the top heavyweight in the world. He is certain his next opponent, Deontay Wilder, is right below him.
“He’s the most dangerous heavyweight out there, barring none, and it’s the only man that I really care about beating,” Fury said.
Fury and Wilder will conclude their saga of fights in their third meeting on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout will be broadcasted via a joint pay-per-view presentation from FOX and ESPN.
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Fury, who won the WBC and The Ring magazine titles with his seventh-round technical knockout victory over Wilder in February 2020, is making his first defense of his belts. A judge in a United States court ruled Wilder was entitled to exercise his option for a third fight in September 2020, negating a potential unification bout with former WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua.
Wilder, who held the WBC title since January 2015, is coming off the first loss of his career. He previously drew against Fury in December 2018, scoring a pair of knockdowns while Fury appeared to win most of the rounds in the bout.
The winner of Saturday’s bout could face the current major titlist, Oleksandr Usyk, or Joshua in a potential unification fight in late 2022 or early 2023. The heavyweight division has not had an undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis, who defeated Evander Holyfield in November 1999 to unify the WBC, WBA and IBF titles.
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Here’s everything you need to know about Fury vs. Wilder III, including what time the bout starts and broadcast information.
What time does Fury vs. Wilder 3 start?
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 9
- Event start: 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT
- PPV main card: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
- PPV main event: 11 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)
Coverage of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 will begin with a preshow at 7 p.m. ET followed by the undercard at 7:30 p.m. ET. The pay-per-view main card is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET. Expect Fury and Wilder to make their ring walks for the main event between 11 p.m. and midnight.
There are three heavyweight fights on the undercard of Fury vs. Wilder: Efe Ajagaba vs. Frank Sanchez; Robert Helenius vs. Adam Kownacki; and Jared Anderson vs. Vladimir Tereshkin.
How to watch Fury vs. Wilder 3
- US/Canada: Fox Sports/ESPN
- UK/Ireland: BT Sports Box
Fury vs. Wilder can be viewed live on a joint pay-per-view broadcast from Fox Sports and ESPN for viewers in the United States and Canada. BT Sports Box will carry programming for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Fury vs. Wilder 3 PPV price
- Fox Sports/ESPN: $79.99
- BT Sport Box (United Kingdom): £24.95
- BT Sport Box (Ireland): €29.99
The Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 fight costs $79.99 on pay-per-view via ESPN and Fox Sports.
The main card is also available for purchase via most major cable and satellite providers.
Where is Fury vs. Wilder 3?
The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fury vs. Wilder 3 fight card
- Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder for Fury’s WBC and lineal Heavyweight titles
- Efe Ajagba vs. Frank Sanchez; 10 rounds, Heavyweight
- Robert Helenius vs. Adam Kownacki; 12 rounds, Heavyweight
- Jared Anderson vs. Vladimir Tereshkin; 8 rounds, Heavyweight
- Edgar Berlanga vs. Marcelo Esteban Coceres, 10 rounds, super middleweight
- Julian Williams vs. Vladimir Hernandez, 10 rounds, junior middleweight
- Robeisy Ramirez vs. Orlando Gonzalez, 10 rounds, featherweight
- Viktor Faust vs. Mike Marshall, 8 rounds, heavyweight
- Bruce Carrington vs. Cesar Cantu, 4 rounds, featherweight
- Elvis Rodriguez vs. Victor Vazquez, 8 rounds, junior welterweight