AP ROUND 11 FURY OVER WILDER RECAP
Tyson Fury recovered from two knockdowns in the fourth round and stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round on Saturday night, retaining his WBC title in a thrilling conclusion of a superlative heavyweight trilogy.
Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) finished Wilder for the second consecutive time in his trilogy, but only after a savage fight with five combined knockdowns.
Wilder was knocked down in the third round and looked like he was on his way out, but he improbably rallied to knock down Fury twice in the dying minutes of the fourth round.
Wilder (42-2-1) took a huge penalty and appeared to be physically exhausted for much of the fight, but the veteran champion showed his tenacity while throwing powerful punches at tired legs.
Fury knocked down Wilder again with a concussion right hand in the middle of the 10th, but Wilder knocked out Fury in the dying seconds.
Fury finally finished him in the 11th, sending Wilder face first onto the canvas with a sharp right hand pulled from high into the air. Fury climbed the ropes in a tired celebration in front of a frenzied crowd of 15,820 at the T-Mobile Arena on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
The fight probably concluded one of the most memorable heavyweight rivalries in recent boxing history. A trilogy is a rarity in fractured modern sports, but Fury and Wilder have brought out the best in each other through a series spanning nearly three calendar years.
BEFORE THE FIGHT
It’s time for a fight! Tyson Fury, (30-0-1, 21 KOs) faces Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in the final just a few minutes. This will be the third heavyweight title fight between these two with Fury’s WBC heavyweight boxing world belt in play. Saturday, October 9, with the main card fights starting at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET with live coverage from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Watch Now: Order Wilder vs. Fury 3 on ESPN Plus pay per view
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RESULTS AND CHANCES OF FURY vs. WILDER 3 (last update 6 p.m. PT)
- FINAL: Tyson Fury (c) retains his crown, defeating Deontay Wilder with an 11th round TKO – Heavyweight title fight, 12 rounds (WBC Fury belt in play)
- FINAL: Frank Sanchez heads for victory over Efe Ajagba via – Heavyweight bout, 10 rounds (WBC Continental Americas and Sanchez’s WBO-NABO heavyweight titles at stake)
- FINAL: Robert Helenius gets upset victory with Adam Kownacki TKO in Round 5 – Heavyweight bout, 10 rounds
- FINAL: What a finish! At just 21 years old, Jared Anderson remains unbeaten with TKO win over Vladimir Tereshkin after stopping round 2. Anderson is now 10-0 with 10 knockouts. Awesome from the rising star. Watch the finish below – Heavyweight bout, 8 rounds
PRELIMS (Watch for free on ESPN2 with a free trial from fuboTV, or on ESPN +)
- FINAL: Marcelo Esteban Coceres dominates the much-loved Edgar Berlanga with a right hand shot that is good enough for the knockout win in Round 9 – Super Middleweight bout, 10 rounds
- FINAL: An upheaval! Vladimir Hernandez wins over Julian Williams by split decision: 96-94, 97-93, 94-96. – Junior middleweight bout, 10 rounds
FIRST PRELIMINARY (Watch on the ESPN app, or for free on Youtube)
- FINAL: As expected, Robeisy Ramirez defeats Orlando Gonzalez by unanimous decision: 99-91, 99-91 and 97-93 for Ramirez, now 8-1 and on the rise – Featherweight fight, 10 rounds
- FINAL: As expected, Viktor Faust defeats Mike Marshall via TKO in Round 3 – Heavyweight bout, 8 rounds
- FINAL: Bruce Carrington wins unanimous decision victory over Cesar Cantu – Featherweight fight, 4 rounds
- Elvis Rodriguez vs. Victor Vazquez – Junior welterweight bout, 8 rounds
HOW TO WATCH
What: Wilder vs. Fury III
When: The main card fights begin Saturday, October 9 at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET. The actual fight time for the main event depends on the duration of other fights. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will fight in the Main Event Finals around 9:00 p.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET. Keep in mind that the time listed is subject to change depending on the length or duration of other main card fights. (full schedule below)
Or: T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, Nevada
TV channel: The Main Event Fight is not available on regular TV packages and is currently available on ESPN’s streaming sports platform, ESPN +. It will be a pay per view package in the US and costs $ 79.99, which was the price of the last fight between these two.
Watch Wilder vs. Fury III Streaming Online with PPV: You can watch the fight online or stream through an app on your smart TV. The price of the fight alone is the same on each platform ($ 79.99), but there are some promotional offers that you can also grab as extensions with the following options, so we’ll walk you through.
- ESPN More: You can watch the fight through the ESPN app on your phone, tablet, smart TV, or regular TV paired with a Roku, Apple TV, or other streaming device. To watch the fight with ESPN +, you will need to have an ESPN + account. If you already have an ESPN + account, you can watch a live stream of the fight for $ 79.99 on ESPN +. If you don’t have an account with them yet, you can get a bundle of Fury vs. Wilder III fight and one month access to ESPN + streaming service for $ 86.98. This is a great option if you haven’t heard of ESPN + and what it offers and want to give it a try. Here’s a look at what ESPN Plus has to offer, and what you need to know to get ESPN + on your home TV.
- The Disney pack: The best value, if you want to save money on streaming platforms, is to get the Fury vs Wilder fight with the Disney set. This gives you access to ESPN +, Disney +, and Hulu for only $ 13.99/month. If you get the Disney Bundle then buy the Fury vs. Wilder, your total price is $ 93.98, which gives you access to Fury vs. Wilder as well as all of the above streaming services for the rest of the month.
- Early Prelims, 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET: Watch on the ESPN app, or on Youtube
- Preliminary, 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET: Watch on ESPN2 and ESPN +
- Main Card, 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET: Available only on PPV through ESPN + and major cable and satellite providers. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will fight in the Main Event Finals at approximately 9:15 p.m. PT / 12:15 p.m. ET in the US. However, this time is an estimate and may change depending on the length or duration of other main card fights and the length of ring walks and introductions for fighters. (see above for full details)
WILDER vs FURY HIGHLIGHTS, AP PREVIEW
Tyson Fury understands that the most memorable boxers are talented promoters as well, and he sold his heavyweight trilogy final against Deontay Wilder with showman flair.
“He’s in denial and he’s being knocked out,” Fury said. “His legacy is in pieces. I knocked it out, and now I’m going to take it out.
However, beneath Fury’s promotional theater, there is an underlying stream of frustration.
Fury is tired of Wilder’s bizarre antics and a little annoyed by the boxing machinations that forced him into a third edition of a fight he believes he has already won twice. While Fury is confident in his superior skills, he realizes that Wilder’s one-punch power is formidable, leaving him vulnerable to all of his hard work being erased in an instant.
And while Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) will make millions from this pay-per-view show at T-Mobile Arena on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, Wilder’s insistence on hosting the rematch prevented Fury from getting the fight he really wanted against fellow British champion Anthony Joshua.
Fury also feels some empathy as he believes Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is going through some of the same sanity battles Fury fights every day, issues that threatened to derail his entire career before the first fight. of this trilogy.
This highly entertaining match has already featured two dramatic endings, but Fury is determined to end it all with an authority that will mark him as the most accomplished heavyweight of the era.
“We expect nothing less than a knockout,” said Sugarhill Steward, Fury’s coach.
The the rivalry started at the end of 2018 when Fury met Wilder at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The match was intriguing due to the contrast between Wilder’s fierce power and Fury’s comprehensive skills, but Fury took Wilder out for long stretches and would have won by decision except for two knockdowns, including a 12th round stunner who left Fury lying on his back as Wilder celebrated an incredibly dramatic turn of events.
Fury somehow got up and reached for the bell, and the judges’ scorecards came back by toss. Both fighters immediately turned to a rematch, but boxing politics delayed it until early 2020.
Fury then totally dominated the second fight, beating Wilder with his superior skills until Wilder’s corner throws in the towel in the seventh round in Las Vegas. It was only Fury’s second stopping victory since 2014, and it was the culmination of Fury’s evolution from a 6-foot-9 hulk to one of the most technically skilled heavyweights of recent memory.
Fury believed that beating would settle the score, and while he doesn’t care about the massive salary in this trilogy final, the 33-year-old is thinking wisely about his legacy and the fights he needs to secure it.
“I hope he brings a better fight because the last fight was disappointing to say the least,” Fury said. “I trained for absolute war, and it was a one-sided beating, so I hope he can challenge me.”
The fight was originally scheduled for July before a COVID-19 outbreak in Fury’s camp forced a three-month postponement at the heart of the busy fall combat sports calendar.
Wilder has more to gain than Fury from this third meeting. The American’s loss to Fury was his first loss since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and his irritated and at times deranged reaction to the loss left all but the steadfast supporters scratching their heads at his attitude. But when the heavyweights meet on Saturday night, Wilder will be one punch away from changing the course of two careers again.
“I have nothing to lose and everything to gain,” said Wilder. “Your heritage does not die until the desire for sport dies. I am alive and well at the moment.
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