Fury vs Wilder 3 Preview

There are many reasons to go to Las Vegas, though for many it’s to gamble in their casinos. WBC Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury takes on Deontay Wilder at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on October 9 and with a unification fight against Anthony Joshua on the horizon, the fight is a massive gamble for him. It’s easy to see why boxing seems to be reaching the heights of the golden eras of the past in the current climate, as there are so many tantalising heavyweight bouts that could happen following the post-Klitschko era where the two Ukrainian brothers locked up the entire division with their dominance over all four belts, which some argue was a boring time for the casual fans.

Since Tyson Fury managed to dethrone Vladimir back in 2015, it completely upset the current heavyweight landscape by disbanding the belts once Fury was stripped and subsequently vacated the belts following his mental health battles and substance abuse. It was at this time that a number of contenders emerged within the most exciting division as the likes of Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte rose to the top to try and claim their slice of gold. Both Joshua and Wilder were successful claiming the belts on offer, but that period of being crowned world champion was short lived as Fury make a triumphant return to the ring in 2017 to try and reclaim the belts he never official lost in a bout.

Fury was due to fight Joshua this summer, but a court ruling changed all of that. Now he’s defending his WBC champion title against the man he won it from. This is the third fight between Fury and Wilder. The first ended in a controversial draw and the second saw Fury win the title with a dominating seventh round TKO.

Their second fight was held in February of last year and neither boxer has been in the ring since then. Fury will be the favourite to win after the way that he won the title last year. However, we know that Wilder knocked Fury down twice in their first fight, so anything could happen in this trilogy fight.

The defending champion is no stranger to the T-Mobile Arena. He beat Otto Wallin there in 2019 in his second fight after the draw with Wilder. The Golden Knights ice hockey team play at the venue, so the fans are used to seeing fights. The Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout was held at this venue.

A trip to Las Vegas isn’t complete without paying a visit to their many casinos. If you’re going to see this title fight, one of your other main activities will be to try and get some wins on the tables, roulette wheel and slot machines. If you can’t make it to Las Vegas or want to get some practice in, then go online where you will find a huge range of live casino games.

Back to this intriguing title fight. Fury is adamant that he won the first fight, a little less showboating might have given him the verdict. Sticking your tongue out or putting your hands behind the back of your head isn’t guaranteed to convince the judges to give you the round.

Wilder knows he can knock Fury down, but he has to perform far better than he did in their second fight. Something wasn’t right with Wilder, and he had plenty of excuses after the fight at varying levels of reality. Was the weight of the costume he wore on the way to the ring responsible for his loss, probably not. He knows that Fury is the better boxer, but his punching power will make this a thrilling fight.

There’s so much at stake in this contest. A win for Fury sets him up for that unification fight. If he loses then that goes out of the window, dare we see Fury v Wilder 4?  For Wilder, a third straight fight without a win would seriously damage his career.  Beating Fury though would see him in line for that unification title match so there are millions of dollars at stake here. There’s also the recent announcement that former unified Cruiserweight and Heavyweight champion David Haye will be making a comeback to the ring after his defeats to rival Tony Bellew three years ago, perhaps an impressive performance might relight the spark inside Haye to think about contending with the top of the division again to reclaim his former belts.