Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3 Boxing Tips & Predictions

Dave Kuzio:
Fury v Wilder

The time for talking is almost over. Tyson Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on October 9.

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3 Tips

It’s safe to say that this is a fight none of us really wants to see.

We were all getting excited about seeing Tyson Fury take on Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14 to see who would become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world – and then the rug got pulled from beneath us all.

Deontay Wilder realised that no one was talking about him and he was slowly getting pushed out of the limelight, so he threw his toys out of the pram and went to court to demand a rematch against Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title belt.

Fury had no option but to postpone his fight with Joshua, and he has promised to deal with Wilder quickly before finally getting it on with AJ – and that might not even happen at all after Joshua was dismantled by Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The wait for Wilder to attempt and get some revenge will go on a bit longer as it has been reported that illness has swept through the Fury camp with at least 10 members returning a positive test. The fight will now take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 9 meaning that Fury versus Joshua will not happen in 2021.

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Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3 Predictions & Tips

The beauty of the second fight between the two men was that it was a 50-50 bout, albeit not in a technical sense. The first meeting had shown clearly that Fury was the better technical boxer out of the two men by quite some distance, but it also showed that Wilder could land huge shots, could hurt the British heavyweight champion and could send him to the canvas like so many of his other opponents.

That left experts, pundits and bookmakers with a question to answer when picking out a winner – do you go with Fury who would seemingly have to fight the ‘perfect fight’ for 36 minutes or would you go with Wilder who possesses frightening punching power and needed just one second to land a huge punch that could end the contest or at least swing it in his favour?

Fury fought the perfect fight, but he did not need 36 minutes and such was the blow-out nature of the defeat it is difficult to predict anything other than another victory for the new WBC champion when the two men do in fact go toe-to-toe for the third time. Wilder simply had not evolved during his time as champion and that has hardly been helped by the shockingly poor standard of opposition he has faced. When he did face a decent boxer, ie. Luis Ortiz, he struggled mightily before his devastating punching power came to his rescue, but that did not bail him out against Fury.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ later made the bizarre excuse that his entrance gear had sapped the energy out of him before the fight and I sincerely hope that he was looking for headlines to hype the next rematch because if he seriously believes that there is no hope for him.

Wilder wanted a rematch immediately, but that didn’t happen – probably because deep down ‘The Bronze Bomber’ knows he cannot beat the ‘Gypsy King’. Time has passed and we though that Wilder had crawled back under his rock, but surprisingly he came out of hibernation when Fury and Joshua had agreed to fight each other in Saudi Arabia.

Wilder cannot stand that he has been forgotten about in the title picture, so he stamped his fight and cried until someone listened. He now gets his rematch, but unfortunately for him it will be end like the second fight – although a lot quicker this time.

Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round when his trainer threw in the towel. But Fury insists Wilder will not get that far on July 24. He has vowed to knock him out in the first round. I actually think that Wilder will last more than three minutes, but I am going for Fury to win by a brutal knockout in the fifth round.

Road To Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3

Tyson Fury’s comeback has been one of the biggest, if not the biggest story in boxing over the past couple of years. He was on top of the world when he dethroned legendary heavyweight Vladimir Klitschko to become world champion for the first time in November 2015, but it would be over two years before he would step foot inside the ring again as a battle with depression and issues over a failed drug test forced him onto the sidelines.

The 30-year-old eventually made his return to action in June 2018, stopping Sefer Seferi inside four rounds in what was a truly farcical fight, and his next outing a couple of months later saw the former heavyweight champion go the distance with Francesco Pianeta in an underwhelming bout that was clearly designed for Fury to get some rounds under his belt before challenging Deontay Wilder later that year.

The decision to take on the unbeaten ‘Bronze Bomber’ so early into his comeback was called into question by many, but Fury had been doing a successful job in shifting the weight he had put on during his exile from boxing and he was insistent that he could go to Los Angeles, become the first man to beat Wilder and once again sit atop the heavyweight division. He came agonisingly close to doing just that.

Fury outboxed Wilder for much of the contest, but he was dropped twice in the bout, with his recovery from the second knockdown being a moment that will be shown for years to come. The challenger appeared to be done when the ‘Bronze Bomber’ sent him crashing to the canvas in the final round, but miraculously Fury was able to regain his senses, get back to his feet and finish off the contest.

Despite the two knockdowns, many felt that he had still done enough to get the nod from the judges. However, two of the judges did not share that belief and that resulted in the fight being ruled a split decision draw, sparking an angry reaction from the thousands in attendance who felt the challenger had done enough to end Wilder’s perfect run in the professional ranks.

There were immediate calls for a rematch and the WBC quickly confirmed it would give fans what they wanted but Fury turned down the chance to immediately rematch Wilder, instead opting for a couple of ‘warm-up’ fights. As a result, both men spent 2019 taking part in underwhelming fights to build up anticipation for the inevitable rematch, and it was a tactic that seemed to work because demand for Wilder-Fury 2 reached a fever pitch when it was announced that the two men would finally meet for a second time in an attempt to officially determine who the better fighter is.

Fury left absolutely no doubt that it was him on the night. Many felt that those two knockdowns in the first meeting would cause the former world champion to adopt a cautious approach that would see him dictate the pace and stay out of trouble, avoiding the threat of those big bombs that Wilder throws, but instead Fury lived up to his promise and went right after the champion from the very first bell.

By the end of the second round, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ looked completely bewildered, and he looked completely lost as Fury continued to pile on the pressure. A huge left-right combination sent Wilder crashing to the canvas in the third round, and he was dropped again in the fifth courtesy of a left to the body. It appeared to be only a matter of time before Fury would bring the curtain down on the ‘contest’ at this point, but he was denied that opportunity in the seventh as Wilder’s corner team came to their man’s rescue, throwing in the towel to prevent him taking more punishment.

Wilder was furious with his team’s decision but they had every right to do what they did and, quite frankly, should be applauded. Their man simply had no answer for Fury on the night, but will he have one when the two men meet for the third time? A rematch clause in the contract for February’s fight meant the loser would have 30 days to declare his desire for a trilogy fight between the two men, and the former WBC world champion wasted no time in declaring his intention to challenge Fury again.

For one reason or another, that rematch never materialised, and it looked like that was dead in the water with Fury keen on fighting Joshua for all the belts. A fight between Fury and AJ was agreed for August 14 in Saudi Arabia, but that has now been cancelled as Wilder decided to wake up and make enough noise to finally get his rematch.

Too much time has passed since the second fight, and I honestly do not think anyone is interested in this fight. I believe the majority of fight fans hope Fury sparks Wilder out quickly so we can all turn our attention back to Joshua or maybe Usyk.

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder Press Conference

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder came face-to-face for the first time since their last fight at a press conference on Tuesday, and as expected there was plenty of drama.

Wilder spoke briefly to thank his legal team for winning the battle to get this third fight agreed, before opting to wear headphones and rejecting any questions while a shirtless Fury played up to the crowd as usual.

The press conference mainly consisted of Fury and Wilder’s trainer Mailik Scott getting involved in a verbal spat, while the champion did take a pot shot at Wilder for his headphone-wearing antics. Fury said: “It shows how weak of a person he is, and how much the beating from the last fight has taken an emotional and physical effect on his life.”

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder Tips: Fighter Predictions

Tyson Fury: “I’ve got nothing personal against Wilder. I don’t care about belts, or that stuff being remembered. I care about smashing people. If Wilder is in front of me I will give him a good hiding. The motivation? It’s what I was born to do. I’m not interested in money, belts or whatever comes with it. I’m interested in blood and the fight.”

Deontay Wilder: “Not only is Fury in for a shock, but the whole world is. Of course, Fury [was more hurt]. I gave him concussion. Didn’t you see his eyes go back in the back of his head? Even under the circumstances that I was under, he can’t even knock me out. I was alive and well, still standing on my feet, so he has a lot to worry about. Not me. Like I said, the truth shall set you free. This is retaliation.”

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