Fury-Wilder 3: How does this end and will the result be accepted by all?

We’re here Fury-Wilder 3. The trilogy has arrived, and many wondered if we would get here. Tyson Fury (30-0-1 21 KOs) and Deontay Wilder (42-1-1 41 KOs) were due to meet towards the second half of 2020 to finish off their trilogy, but the pandemic stopped any hope of that.

With Fury looking other ways specifically a unification match with Anthony Joshua, Wilder focused and trained while this fight went to an arbitrator. The arbitrator ruled in Wilder’s favor as per the contract. Wilder was rightfully deserving of this fight. On Saturday, Oct. 9, now from Las Vegas one of the most talked about trilogies will take place.

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

How we got here

Well, how did we get to this point? First off this is one of the most talked about and hyped trilogies’ in Boxing history as both fan bases have shown their allegiance and have come out swinging on social media. 

Fight one

In the first fight it was a close contest as many believed Fury won the majority of the rounds but was knocked down twice in the 9th and then 12th round. The knock down in round 12 still leaves many wondering how did he get up from that? Wilder landed his patented right-hand bomb and before Fury went down caught him with a left hook that had Fury down in a heap. Fury rose to his feet at the count of nine and landed some solid shots that slowed Wilder down. When the scorecards were read it was a split draw. 

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Feb 22, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder is stopped by referee Kenny Bayless after his corner threw in the towel during the seventh round against Tyson Fury during their WBC heavyweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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

How we got here

Well, how did we get to this point? First off this is one of the most talked about and hyped trilogies’ in Boxing history as both fan bases have shown their allegiance and have come out swinging on social media. 

Fight one

In the first fight it was a close contest as many believed Fury won the majority of the rounds but was knocked down twice in the 9th and then 12th round. The knock down in round 12 still leaves many wondering how did he get up from that? Wilder landed his patented right-hand bomb and before Fury went down caught him with a left hook that had Fury down in a heap. Fury rose to his feet at the count of nine and landed some solid shots that slowed Wilder down. When the scorecards were read it was a split draw. 

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Fight two

There have been accusations thrown at Fury and I will not discuss them here just not my place. In the second fight, Fury came in heavy as he stated he would. Wilder came in a little heavier than normal, which I feel could’ve affected his performance. Fury through the lead up said he would come at Wilder and bring the fight to him, and many shrugged it off as to say there is no way he would win that fight with Wilder. Fury brought the fight and Wilder seemed off his game and was stopped in the seventh as his then trainer Mark Breland threw the towel. In the aftermath of the fight much discussion arose.

The aftermath and lead up

The accusations though have thrown gas on an already big fire when it comes to this fight. Currently between the first two fights it stands at a draw and a win for Fury. This third fight after the arbitration was due to take place in July, but Fury said he had contracted COVID-19 and the fight was postponed. Questions arose about the legitimacy of this as Fury was seen around Vegas consistently and later, we learned he never provided documents to show he did test positive. Again, I’m not here to say he did or didn’t have it just stating what we seen.

Through everything from fight one to this fight there has been some changes for Wilder. He brought in friend and former opponent Malik Scott after firing long-time trainer Mark Breland. He accused Breland of possible tampering with his water but was upset at Breland stopping the second fight.

Wilder has showed through various social media posts the work he has been doing and he has shown to be in good spirits. Wilder has wanted this fight more than anything else since Fury handed him his first loss and more so as Wilder feels he was not beaten in a clean way. Fury has for his part denied all the allegations and said it’s just that Wilder cannot handle his loss. Wilder stands by the belief that he felt cheated, and this fight has so much drama coming it’s way.

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

Fury-Wilder 3 Prediction

I can see this fight going so many ways, but as the fight has gotten closer, I have thought of one outcome more than others. I have this going as a sixth-round knockout for Wilder. I believe Wilder has been fully set ad focused on this fight for 20 months now and has done things to improve from the second fight, I believe has Fury has stated his best work comes when he is active. In the lead up to each of the first two fight Fury had two fights to keep active and here he has been out for twenty months, and I believe it could affect him.

I also believe Fury wanted to get inside Wilder’s head and as shown at the press conference was not able to and I think it messed with him a bit. Wilder had always been active, so I believe the break has only helped him and now with the time away and focus I believe he recaptures the WBC Heavyweight title and who knows maybe we see a fourth fight. We will find out Saturday night.