Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder fight for the third time in Las Vegas tonight with the WBC heavyweight title on the line.
It is 20 months since the heated rivals contested their rematch at T-Mobile Arena, with Fury crucially switching tactics with a dominant, emphatic display to begin his second championship reign and end Wilder’s after five years.
They first met in Los Angeles back in December 2018, when Fury incredibly bounced back from two heavy knockdowns to go right back at Wilder in a controversial split-decision draw that will live long in the memory.
Both fighters come into tonight’s decisive trilogy contest at career-heaviest weights, with Fury at 19st 11lbs as he seeks to produce a repeat of that devastating seventh-round stoppage from last year.
Meanwhile, Wilder – now trained by Malik Scott – has put on more muscle on his way to 17st as he seeks redemption with one of those vicious one-punch knockouts that had long been his signature.
There was plenty of entertaining action on tonight’s undercard, with Frank Sanchez dominating Efe Ajagba in a battle of two unbeaten heavyweights, while Robert Helenius followed up his shock win over Adam Kownacki with a one-sided beatdown in the rematch and Jared ‘Big Baby’ Anderson stopped Russia’s Vladimir Tereshkin in round two.
Boxing schedule and results
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3
Frank Sanchez bt Efe Ajagba
Robert Helenius bt Adam Kownacki 2
Jared Anderson bt Vladimir Tereshkin
Edgar Berlanga bt Marcelo Esteban Coceres
Vladimir Hernandez bt Julian Williams
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