Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are expected to meet tonight at the first press conference for their upcoming trilogy contest, currently slated for the 24th of July.
The conference is set to take place in Los Angeles, California, and will kick off at about 9pm BST. Provided both men show up, it will be the first time the pair have met in person since their 2020 rematch.
Fury and Wilder have shared the stage at many previous press events for their other two contests. However, there is a sense that tonight may see the two heavyweight giants clash more than ever before.
While the rivalry between the Gypsy King and the Bronze Bomber always seemed slightly fake before their first contest, after Fury’s stunning knockout of Wilder in their last bout, there seems to be a genuinely bitter feud between the Brit and the American now.
This may be especially true after Wilder’s team blocked Fury from sidestepping a trilogy bout with the former Olympic bronze medallist. Fury, now the new WBC champion, instead pursued an all-British heavyweight unification bout with Anthony Joshua.
Fury and Joshua were expected to finally face off in one of the most mouth-watering clashes in recent boxing history, following their respective victories over Wilder and Kubrat Pulev in 2020.
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However, talks have since collapsed after the Bronze Bomber’s team won an arbitration hearing several weeks ago. Eddie Hearn, Frank Warren and Fury’s new promoter, Bob Arum, have all blamed one another for the breakdown in talks.
Hearn labelled Arum the “greediest man” he’d ever met in an interview with IFL TV, while Arum told Fight Hype “Eddie Hearn was the guy who screwed everything up.”
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Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III is set to take place on July 24th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles on the line.
It is set to be a night full of heavyweight action, with a handful of other bouts already booked on the undercard. Most notably, Robert Helenius will face Adam Kownacki in their highly anticipated rematch.
Helenius, a former opponent of Derek Chisora and Dillian Whyte, defeated Kownacki via fourth-round knockout in March last year, despite entering the ring as a heavy underdog. The winner of the bout will likely become the mandatory challenger for Anthony Joshua’s WBA super championship belt.
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