The three fights have taken place over the course of three years with the previous two all building up to this final “Once and For All” bout.
In the first fight in December 2018, the judges ruled the result a draw. Fury was knocked down twice but three judges had three different results.
The second fight took place in December 2020 with Fury taking the victory in the seventh round by knockout.
The Gypsy King and the Bronze Bomber had their final press conference leading up to the fight on Wednesday 6 October 2021 and while Fury exhibited the expected trash talk, the event was marred by Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum’s anger towards British sports presenter, Kate Abdo.
What happened at the press conference?
According to 89-year-old promoter Bob Arum, it had been previously agreed that a face-off would not be taking place in Wednesday’s press conference. Kate Abdo however tried to instigate it, claiming that she was “doing what the broadcaster believed was agreed upon.”
Just before it was due to take place, the British presenter stopped saying “No, I apologise, we’re not going to do it. Bob Arum says no.”
After the conference Arum spoke to the media and exclaimed “They bring this woman in from the UK and she’s slanting all the press conference to Wilder. Like I don’t give a damn, but it’s so obvious what she was doing!”
Arum continued to slate Abdo and Abdo took to Instagram to say she was disappointed with the “entirely inappropriate language” used by the promoter.
What was said by Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder?
Wilder continued to accuse Fury of cheating by tampering with his gloves saying at Wednesday’s event “I don’t regret it, I will go to my grave believing in what I believe in.
People can believe what they want, but the eyes don’t lie and it only made me better as a man to see certain facts. It made me hungrier than before.”
In response to the cheating allegations, Fury said “I don’t care because it is obviously coming from an unwell person.”
The Gypsy King continued by asking why the American Bronze Bomber changed trainers if he truly believed the Briton had been cheating.
“I ask the question, if I only won because I cheated, what was the point of changing everything and doing all this other work.”
The heated exchange ended with Fury saying “You’re a weak man.”
How do Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s height and weight compare?
Until their fights with each other, both boxers were undefeated heavyweights. Now, it is just Fury who remains undefeated.
Wilder has had 44 fights with one loss, one draw and has won 37 times by knockout.
Fury has fought 31 times with 21 wins by knockout.
Tyson Fury’s trainer, SugarHill Steward has said that Fury is expected to have put on weight for the upcoming fight and is expected to weigh in at around 290 pounds. Wilder’s last publicly recorded weight was 230 pounds.
Tyson Fury also has the edge on height and reach. He is six foot nine inches tall, while Deontay Wilder stands at six foot seven inches and Fury has a reach of 85 inches while Wilder’s reach is 83 inches.
When is the Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury weigh-in?
The boxers will weigh-in on Friday 8 October 2021 and it takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arenaat 10pm BST.
It will be available to watch across BT Sport social channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
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