In this rather unsettled time in sports, it is perhaps no real surprise that we have been thrown another curveball. The third fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury was set to go on December 19, but promoters are now looking for a new date. Citing input from ESPN and FOX, the promoters have said that the trio of college football championship games set for that date may have had a negative impact on the viewership of the PPV event. While no official date has been set, it does look as though it will still happen this year. The promoters do not seem keen on moving the fight to 2021 and are suggesting that it may come earlier than the initial December 19 date. Either way, this fight is still on, so let’s take a closer look so you can plan ahead your bets against their Boxing odds.
Deontay Wilder Vs Tyson Fury III Expert Boxing Analysis
Can Wilder Afford Another Loss?
The three fights between these two boxers will have made their respective bank managers very happy, but Deontay Wilder himself cannot be pleased at how things have gone. It perhaps say’s a lot about the WBC heavyweight division that Wilder is getting another shot at Fury, who he has now been unable to beat in back to back fights. That said, the contract that the pair signed was for a trilogy of fights, but you do have to wonder what will happen to Wilder if he loses this one, too. At 34 years of age, is Wilder really ready to start another climb back to the top, as there will be plenty of suitors looking to steal the crown from Fury if he does win again. The draw versus Fury was a bit of a surprise in a close fight, but Wilder was pummeled into submission in Fight 2. That loss ended a run of 10 successful title defenses for Wilder, who still only has 1 loss in his pro career. You have to worry about his confidence level moving forward if this next fight ends with another defeat.
Fury is Frustrated
It was Fury who exercised the contract option for this third fight with Wilder, but the news of the bout being moved to another date has the big man frustrated and angry. While the previous two date changes were made due to rather obvious circumstances, this one does seem a little strange. Given the reaction from Fury, you do have to wonder of there is more to the decision than just college football games on the same date. In an interview given just a few short hours ago, Fury said that he will be fighting in December, even if that fight is against someone other that Wilder. He also stated that if he could not fight in the States, he would have a homecoming of sorts in the UK. This may all just be a ploy to make it look as though the Wilder camp are the ones forcing the change of date, or it may well be a sign that he knows more than we do about the current status of the bout.
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