Fury vs. Wilder III countdown begins for Las Vegas

Fury vs. Wilder III Las Vegas Deontay Wilder
Feb 22, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Deontay Wilder in their WBC heavyweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury won via seventh round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Fury vs. Wilder III is a big deal. It’s a big deal for boxing, and a big night for the resumption of business in America’s playground in the Mojave – Las Vegas.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have done everything they can to revive and make the heavyweight division relevant again. The two monster heavyweights will climb in the ring to renew their rivalry for Fury vs. Wilder III live from T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip on July 24th.

Fury, the undefeated WBC heavyweight champ, gives Wilder another shot in the resumption of one of the great heavyweight rivalries in recent memory.

Fury vs. Wilder III could cement the Gypsy King as the generational best

Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has held the lineal heavyweight crown since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. His comeback from substance abuse and mental health issues inspired millions, and it was the two fights against Wilder propelled him back to the top of the heavyweight heap. Their December 2018 draw — with Fury rising off the deck in the climactic 12th round — elevated both men to the forefront of the boxing world. Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round of their one-sided February 2020 rematch; however, Wilder wanted an immediate third crack at his 6’9, 270-pound adversary.

“I’m excited to be once again fighting in Las Vegas, the home of The Gypsy King,” Fury said of Fury vs. Wilder III. “For the last 18 months, I’ve been living rent-free in Wilder’s head. He got smashed to pieces in our last fight, and for some reason, he wants it again. Let’s go.”

Fury vs. Wilder III could be redemption for Bronze Bomber

Wilder (42-1, 41 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, won the heavyweight title in January 2015 and re-energized the heavyweight division, captivating fans with his electrifying power and charisma. Wilder held the WBC heavyweight world title for more than five years, notching 10 consecutive successful defenses, more than all-time greats Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier, and Lennox Lewis while earning a reputation as one of the most devastating punchers in boxing history. Nine of his 10 title defenses ended via knockout, including a pair of come-from-behind victories over Cuban star Luis Ortiz and a one-punch, first-round demolition over 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic Breazeale. Wilder’s knockout ratio of more than 93 percent still stands as the highest for any heavyweight champion, past or present.

“Nothing has changed,” Wilder said. “It’s still one face, one name, one champion – Deontay Wilder. I’m in the best shape of my life. July 24, I’m going to show the people why I’m still the baddest man on the planet.”