Tyson Fury defends his WBC heavyweight world title and the heavyweight lineal championship in opposition to Deontay Wilder on Saturday at T-Cell Area in Las Vegas (ESPN+ PPV, 9 p.m. ET, with preliminary fights beginning at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN+).
Fury received the title from Wilder with a seventh-round TKO victory in February 2020, the rematch of a disputed break up draw again in 2018, when Fury bought up from the canvas in Spherical 12 to complete the battle.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), 33, of Manchester, England, has promised one other KO victory and mentioned he’ll ship Wilder to an early retirement.
“Wilder is a weak particular person mentally, and I will knock him out on Saturday night time,” Fury mentioned throughout a information convention on Wednesday. “I obliterated him within the rematch, and I see far more of the identical within the third battle.
“He is in denial, and he is getting knocked out. His legacy is in bits. I knocked him out, and now I will retire him.”
Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs), 35, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, mentioned the battle Saturday can be one to recollect and is assured he can be on prime this time round.
“I haven’t got something to show,” Wilder mentioned. “I am in an awesome place and in an awesome way of thinking. I’ve plenty of nice folks round me. This battle is about redemption, retaliation and retribution.
“Saturday night time goes to be a distinct battle. It is uncommon that we get trilogies like this, and I actually imagine this one goes down in historical past.”
Additionally on the cardboard, heavyweight energy puncher Efe Ajagba takes on Frank Sanchez in a 10-round heavyweight battle and Jared Anderson takes on Vladimir Tereshkin in an eight-round heavyweight bout. Tremendous middleweight Edgar Berlanga, who noticed his 16-fight KO streak finish again in April, returns to face Marcelo Esteban Coceres in a 10-round battle.
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Struggle in progress: Bruce Carrington vs. Cesar Cantu, Four rounds, featherweights
Faust dominates Marshall in TKO win
Viktor Faust scored a third-round TKO of Mike Marshall to kick off the undercard of Fury-Wilder 3.
The 29-year-old heavyweight dropped Marshall within the second spherical after which once more within the third. Instantly after the second knockdown, referee Robert Hoyle stopped the bout at 1:49 of the spherical.
Faust, of Ukraine, improved to 8-Zero with 6 KOs. Marshall, a 33-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut, is now 6-2-1 (Four KOs).
Nonetheless to come back:
Title battle: Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder, 12 rounds, for Fury’s WBC heavyweight title
Efe Ajagba vs. Frank Sanchez, 10 rounds, heavyweights
Robert Helenius vs. Adam Kownacki, 12 rounds, heavyweights
Jared Anderson vs. Vladimir Tereshkin, Eight rounds, heavyweights
Edgar Berlanga vs. Marcelo Esteban Coceres, 10 rounds, tremendous middleweights
Julian Williams vs. Vladimir Hernandez, 10 rounds, junior middleweights
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Orlando Gonzalez, 10 rounds, featherweights