2021 is a wonderful year to be a boxing fan with so many mouth-watering fights scheduled till the end of the year. The sport has rapidly grown in popularity over the last 5 years thanks to the emergence of some of the best boxers this generation has ever seen like Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua, Manny Pacquiao and more. One of the most anticipated fights this summer and the year has to be Wilder vs Fury 3. The two lock horns again for the third time after two very entertaining thrillers at the Staples Center and MGM Grand Garden Arena respectively.
Speculation was heavy that fans will get the much requested Anthony Joshua vs WBC Champion Tyson Fury fight this summer however, that wasn’t meant to be. After a court hearing, Deontay Wilder won his case and the right to face Fury a third time in what will begin a blockbuster of boxing events. While the Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury fight may be on the ice, for now, fans are still hopeful of seeing these two in the squared circle one day to see who’s the better fighter.
Wilder vs Fury 3 Date, Time, and Venue
Many fans will be tuned in on July 24, 2021, to see if Wilder will finally get his revenge after losing the previous encounter to Fury. Since this will be a heavyweight division fight, it will be contested over 12 rounds and there will be no weight limit. The venue for the fight hasn’t been announced yet however, outlets like ESPN are reporting that the fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
It is the home of the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League team. This 20,000 seater area has been their home since 2017. If this fight doesn’t take place at the T-Mobile Arena, many believe it will be the Allegiant Stadium which is also located in Las Vegas. This is another fantastic arena that can house 65,000 spectators.
How to Wilder vs Fury 3 Live Stream
Any American customers interested in the Wilder vs Fury 3 fight will be happy to know that this pay-per-view will be available on Fox Sports and ESPN. Across the point in the UK, the fight can be streamed live on BT Sport Box Office which can be accessed via the BT Sports Box Office App or television. Prices are yet to be verified for American customers but UK customers can watch this Pay per view event for around £24.95. This was the same price they paid for the Wilder vs Fury 2 fight.
Wilder vs Fury 3 Betting Odds
The rivalry between the two boxers goes as far back as the early 2010s when they were both making a name for themselves in the sport. Their legacies are on the line once against and many bookies are tipping Fury to emerge victorious once again. According to several bookmakers, Fury is 2/7 on to win the fight overall but the odds are 5/6 on for him to win via knockout. Wilder is 5/2 on to win the fight outright and 11/4 on to win the fight via knockout.
Wilder vs Fury 3 Stats
Fury has a reach advantage of 2 inches over Wilder because he is taller. Both fighters are known to adopt a more orthodox stance when they take to the ring. Experience favors Wilder slightly, having fought 13 more times than Fury since making his debut way back in 2008. Fury does, however, have more professional rounds compared to Wilder, 193 to 150.
Tyson Fury’s current record is 31 fights, no losses, 30 wins, 21 of which have been via knockout. Deontay Wilder’s current record is 44 fights, 1 loss, 42 wins, 41 of which have been via knockout. Both fighters last matches were over a year and 3 months ago
In the last 3 years and 2 months, Wilder has been in the ring 5 times which means he averages a fight every 7 months. This also means all his fights during this period have lasted around 7.4 rounds which is a very impressive average. Fury, on the other hand, has been in the ring 5 times in a 2 year 9 month period. This means he averages a fight every 6 months and has fought a total of 43 rounds during this period. This also means that the majority of his fights have lasted at least 8.6 rounds which shows he has a tremendous amount of stamina.
Wilder vs Fury 1 & 2 Fight Results
The pair’s 2 previous encounters have been very exciting for the boxing fans with Wilder vs Fury 1 producing one of the most iconic moments in recent boxing history. Taking place at the world-famous Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Fury hit the deck but battled hard to get a draw in a thrilling match. Wilder looked nailed on to get the victory but Fury showed tremendous strength to battle back from the jaws of defeat. Wilder vs Fury 2 was equally as entertaining a year later, this time, it took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. After trading blows for several rounds, Fury got the better of Wilder with a faultless display to win the match via knockout in the 7th round.
The late great Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier are the also two boxers to have had a trilogy of fights. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are following in the footsteps of those two greats by having a trio of matches of their own. Based on some of the stats pointed out above, it would appear that Wilder will have the upper hand in the fight when it comes to power since he boasts a 98% knockout rate. Fury has a 70% knockout rate however, he is 3 years younger than his counterpart Wilder, who is 35 years old. Going into the fight, Wilder is ranked 1st by the WBC, 2nd by the RING at heavyweight, 3rd by the WBA, and 4th by the WBO.