LAS VEGAS, NV - On Saturday night Tyson Fury (30-0-1) and Deontay Wilder (42-1-1) will renew acquaintances when they meet for the third time at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. The fight will be distributed on ESPN+ PPV and Fox Sports PPV.
There certainly isn't any love lost between the two fighters. Wilder has accused Fury of cheating in their rematch which was won by the Gypsy King via 7th round knockout on February 22nd, 2020.
In the aftermath of his first professional loss, Wilder has made several changes to his team. He fired longtime co-trainer Mark Breland who threw in the towel to end the rematch. He has also installed former opponent Malik Scott as his chief trainer for the trilogy bout.
When asked what he thought Scott could do to help Wilder improve, Fury just shook his head.
"I don't care. Malik Scott for one, he is a loser and Deontay Wilder doesn't respect him because he has already knocked him out in thirty seconds. So how is he going to take note of a man he has already knocked out? It is like me getting some guy who I knocked out in 10 seconds and saying, 'you know what guy, please train me because you can teach me.' Well I knocked him out in 10 seconds so it is just not relevant," Fury told BoxingScene.com after the final press conference concluded on Wednesday.
Fury and Wilder first met in Los Angeles in 2018 when they battled to a split draw. Fury won most of the rounds in their encounter but knockdowns in the 9th and 12th rounds helped Wilder win on one scorecard and force a draw on a second scorecard.
In the co-feature bout of the evening, Cuba's Frank Sanchez will take on Efe Agjagba and Robert Helenius-Adam Kownacki 2 and Jared Anderson-Vladimir Tereshkin will round out the rest of the televised pay-per-view card.
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