Fury vs Wilder 3 UK start time, TV channel, cost and live stream info tonight

Fury vs Wilder 3 UK start time, TV channel, cost and live stream info tonight

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder face off in their blockbuster trilogy fight in Las Vegas this weekend, with Fury defending his WBC heavyweight title for the first time.

Fury is favourite to have his hand raised, as he did 20 months ago when confounding many observers with aggressive tactics to give a bloodied and broken Wilder the first defeat of his professional career.

This time around, Wilder promised “redemption, retaliation, retribution” as he seeks revenge for a defeat last time out.

While Fury is expected to stick with a similar strategy which saw him become world champion for a second time, all eyes will be on whether Wilder (42-1-1, 41KOs) has made any adjustments.

Here’s everything you need to know about the fight:

What UK time is Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder on?

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder is taking place across the pond at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend, on the evening of Saturday, October 9 local time. But for viewers in the UK, their fight is set to begin at around 4am.

Fury v Wilder TV channel, cost and live stream details

For viewers in the UK, coverage of Fury v Wilder will be broadcast exclusively on BT Sport Box Office from midnight on Saturday, October 9. It costs £24.95 and can be accessed via BT Sport.

If you’re watching on BT TV, you can buy the fight through your box and go to the BT Player or channel 494.

There are various options for Sky customers, which you can view here.

If you’re a Virgin Media customer, you can buy on your TV box by going to the On Demand section and select from Live Events.

BT Sport customers can also watch the fight online or via the app.

If you’re an EE, O2, Vodafone or Three customer, you can add the payment to your phone bill.

Who is on the Fury v Wilder undercard?

The undercard is expected to start around 1am UK time, with the main event likely to take place around 4am, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

The full undercard is as follows

Efe Ajagba vs Frank Sanchez

Robert Helenius vs Adam Kownacki

Jared Anderson vs Vladimir Tereshkin

Robeisy Ramirez vs Orlando Gonzalez

Edgar Berlanga vs Marcelo Esteban Coceres

What happened in the first two Fury v Wilder fights?

The pair first fought in December 2018 and an action-packed first fight left plenty of viewers talking, as Wilder was declared the winner but many disputed whether Fury could win a rematch.

A second fight went ahead in February 2020, when Wilder was soundly beaten by an on-form and ruthless Fury, who took the attack to Wilder and stopped him in the seventh round.

Wilder made several peculiar excuses in the aftermath, from the weight of his ring walk costume draining his legs to the completely unfounded accusation Fury had loaded gloves, and sacked trainer Mark Breland, replacing him with former heavyweight Malik Scott.

But his appeal for Fury to honour his contractual obligation for a third fight found favour with a United States arbitrator, scuppering the Briton’s hopes of a much-anticipated domestic showdown with Anthony Joshua this summer.

A July date for this trilogy fight was put back after Fury contracted Covid-19 while the 33-year-old delayed his latest training camp to be with wife Paris in the UK as she gave birth to daughter Athena, who then had a number of days in an intensive care unit.

Fury stepped up his preparations for Wilder in September after revealing his sixth child was in full health and is now fully focused on extending his unbeaten professional record at the T-Mobile Arena.

He is the favourite despite a disrupted build-up.

What was said at their press conference row?

With Fury defending his defending his WBC title against the fighter he defeated to become champion, it was no surprise that previous events were dragged up at this week’s press conference.

That second bout, and Wilder’s unfounded allegations of cheating, were the catalyst for a heated row.

Wilder had earlier doubled down on his assertion that Fury had only prevailed in their second fight because of underhanded tactics and said: “I don’t regret it, I will go to my grave believing in what I believe in.”

But in his closing remarks, Fury, who was accused without any evidence of tampering with his gloves last time out, asked why Wilder had brought in new trainer Malik Scott and overhauled his preparation for this trilogy contest.

Fury said: “I ask the question, if I only won because I cheated, what was the point of changing everything and doing all this other work?

“Deep down in his soul, he knows that he lost and he’ll lose again. After this fight he’ll be back working in that fast food chain that he was working at earlier on in his career. It’s retirement for him.

“You’re in denial and you’re getting knocked out. Do yourself a favour and retire, your legacy’s in bits, all the excuses, you’ve been destroyed. No one’s even believed you, everyone’s laughing at you. You’re a weak man.”

Wilder countered that he saw “nervous energy” from his rival, but with tensions approaching boiling point, Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum shouted from off the stage there was to be no head-to-head at the end of an edgy affair.

What have both camps said?

Tyson Fury: “All these fights are exactly the same to me: I’ve got some guy trying to take my head off with punches, no matter whether it is Deontay Wilder or whoever it may be.

“It doesn’t really matter to me because it’s a Tyson Fury roadshow which has been continuing for 13 years. I train every day in my life, twice a day mostly, I eat, sleep, train, repeat.

“I’ve had a few personal problems at home but there’s always going to be some type of problem or hurdle to get over in life.

“I had a little baby girl who was born seven and a half weeks ago and she was very unwell for a minute or two and I was there for two weeks in the hospital with her.

“I knew that if I got that hurdle out the way, things would be good and I could concentrate on the fight. That’s exactly what I did. The baby is 100 per cent at home, the family’s good so daddy’s just got to do his job now.”

Deontay Wilder: “I am ready to go now. I have dedicated myself, devoted my time and my body, me and my team, reinvented. I am ready to reintroduce myself to the world.

“There’s no pressure on me. When you have nothing to lose there’s no pressure at all. All the pressure is on him. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain.

“Prepare yourself on the battlefield and get ready for war because this is going to be an amazing fight. As you see, I’m wearing my red outfit so I want to beckon blood and I’m looking forward to it.”

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