It is 20 months since the heated rivals contested their rematch at T-Mobile Arena, with Fury switching tactics with a dominant, emphatic display to begin his second championship reign and end Wilder’s after five years.
They initially met in Los Angeles in December 2018, when Fury incredibly bounced back from two heavy knockdowns to go right back at Wilder in a controversial split-decision draw that will live long in the memory.
Both fighters come into tonight’s decisive trilogy contest at career-heaviest weights, with Fury at 19st 11lbs as he seeks to produce a repeat of that devastating seventh-round stoppage from last year.
Meanwhile, Wilder – now trained by Malik Scott – has put on more muscle on his way to 17st as he seeks redemption with one of those signature one-punch knockouts.
There is also plenty to look forward to on tonight’s undercard, including a heavyweight tussle between Frank Sanchez and Efe Ajagba, while Robert Helenius looks to follow up his shock win over Adam Kownacki in the rematch.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder
Efe Ajagba vs Frank Sanchez
Robert Helenius vs Adam Kownacki
Jared Anderson vs Vladimir Tereshkin
Fury and Wilder both at career-heaviest weights
Both fighters enter tonight’s main event at career-heaviest weights.
Fury – with a hat paying homage to WWE legend The Undertaker – tipped the scales at last night’s heated weigh-in at 277lbs (19st 11lbs), which is four pounds heavier than he was for last year’s rematch but some way shy of the 290/300lbs it was being suggested by his team that he could weigh (though it has been quite evident looking at him during fight week that was never going to be the case).
It is also worth noting that Fury weighed in with a t-shirt, trousers, mask and watch as well as that Undertaker-inspired hat.
Meanwhile, the big-punching Wilder looks to have packed on some serious muscle on his way up to 238lbs as he looks to find that devastating right hand to regain his lost title.
Fury has suggested that is way too heavy for the ‘Bronze Bomber’ and will inevitably make him sluggish.
Not too long now until we find out!
Fury vs Wilder 3 prediction
Fury is obviously the favourite here given how fight number two panned out, with the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ producing the kind of powerful, punishing and relentless display that many didn’t think him capable.
Wilder was simply unable to cope with such an onslaught and had no chance whatsoever to unleash that devastating one-punch knockout power, without which his skill-set seems very limited at best.
The worry for Wilder is that he has now faced two versions of Fury – both the slick, skilled and evasive Fury and the aggressive, dominant version – and not managed to beat either, with many still feeling that Fury actually also won the first fight despite those two big knockdowns.
So from that perspective it’s tough to see how he can win this trilogy bout without massive improvements, though, as much as a cliche as this sounds when discussing his career, you just cannot legislate for that sledgehammer of a right hand, which he can use to win any fight at any moment regardless of how he has been performing up until that point.
Much could depend on which version of Fury turns up, though it would seem foolish to reverse that aggressive gameplan after he delivered it to perfection last time out.
We think Wilder will likely avoid another knockout, but Fury should be canny enough to avoid that explosive right and win comfortably on points.
How to watch Fury vs Wilder 3
TV channel: In the UK, Fury vs Wilder 3 is available to watch live on pay-per-view via BT Sport Box Office at a cost of £24.95.
Live stream: Those that have purchased the fight can also watch live online via the website or BT Sport Box Office app.
Fury vs Wilder 3 start time
Fury vs Wilder 3 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada – the same venue as the second fight.
It will obviously be another very late one for British boxing fans, with the ring walks for the main event expected no earlier than 4am BST on Sunday morning.
That could end up being closer to 4:30am, but as ever these timings are subject to change and the length of the undercard contests.
Welcome to Fury vs Wilder 3 LIVE coverage
Hello and a very warm welcome to Standard Sport’s latest boxing LIVE coverage!
Just a fortnight on from Anthony Joshua’s shock dethroning by Oleksandr Usyk, we have another heavyweight blockbuster in store tonight as Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder contest their trilogy bout, with the WBC crown on the line once again at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Stay tuned for all the build-up to tonight’s huge main event, plus all the latest news and live updates of the undercard.
This should be a cracking night of boxing!