WBC Heavyweight World Champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury(30-0-1, 21 KOs) and former longtime heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder(42-1-1) have restarted their long-running rivalry and stated their intent to finally settle the score when they meet for the third time on Saturday, October 9, in an ESPN+ PPV and FOX Sports PPV event from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The two were scheduled to fight in July, but the fight had to be postponed after Fury was diagnosed with Covid-19.
“I’m going to knock Deontay Wilder spark out, and it’s going to be even quicker than our last fight,” said Fury, who stopped Wilder in their second fight in February 2020 to capture the WBC title.
“If he couldn’t beat me after three years out of the ring and 10 stone weight loss, he’s never beating me. None of them will. They’re just hyped-up bums. All of them. Wilder, Joshua, Usyk. They’re all bums. Compared to me, they’re no good.”
Wilder, who was dropped two times by Fury in their second fight and lost after his corner threw in the towel in Round 7, expects to be a different man on October 9.
“Hopefully, Fury is confident enough to go through with this fight because I’m going to be a reinvented Deontay Wilder on October 9,” said Wilder, who had successfully defended his heavyweight title 10 times before losing to Fury.
“This training camp has rejuvenated me. It’s refreshed me. The key to victory in this fight is having a violent mind but approaching it with calmness. I have all the right people around me, and we’re looking forward to October 9. I just hope Fury is ready to put on a show for the fans and make history once again.”