Fury vs Wilder 3 build-up LIVE: Latest news and updates as Gypsy King & Bronze Bomber prepare for Vegas grand arrivals

FIGHT week is finally here as Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder get ready to clash in a colossal Las Vegas trilogy fight.

Fury knocked Wilder out in seven rounds last year to claim the WBC heavyweight title but the Bronze Bomber is hellbent on revenge.

Both fighters are set to appear at their Vegas grand arrivals and Thursday's press conference before weighing in on Friday ahead of fight night.

All the ring action will happen on Saturday night in the UK with the fight beginning in the early hours of Sunday morning, with the coverage on BT Sport Box Office.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    WARR MACHINE

    Tyson Fury's promoter Frank Warren claims Anthony Joshua will LOSE his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.

    Warren wrote in Boxing Scene: “I cannot actually imagine a rematch turning out much differently.

    “I cannot see Usyk jumping on the party circuit and turning up horrendously out of condition. Fortune has very much favoured Joshua since he turned pro.

    “The British public craved a heavyweight hero and got behind him in their droves, backing him to the absolute hilt and invested fortunes in ticket and pay-per-view fees.

    “The attributes Usyk possesses are shared by Tyson with interest, along with a size and speed advantage.

    “A fight between them is a natural one to make as we will now consider an alternative way forward.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    UK BOUND

    Tyson Fury’s next fight will most likely be in the UK, his promoter Frank Warren predicts.

    Warren reckons all the top heavyweights in boxing including Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, are from Britain and not the USA.

    Minus Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, who beat Joshua to become heavyweight champion last week, but Warren thinks even if Fury fights him it will be held in the UK.

    Speaking to BBC Sport about the Gypsy King, who hasn’t fought on home-soil since 2018, Warren said: “Here’s no Yanks out there for him to fight. I think he’ll be back here which will be a great homecoming.

    “If Tyson wins the fight we’ll sit down. There’s a few options there. Usyk would be a massive fight here. The Joshua fight is still a massive fight.

    “Dillian Whyte is a big fight, providing he beats Otto Wallin [30 October] which isn’t a forgone conclusion. There’s some big fights for him.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    DANGEROUS DEONTAY

    Tyson Fury has labelled his foe Deontay Wilder as the most dangerous boxer in the game ahead of their trilogy bout this weekend.

    Wilder's ferocious streak is a worry for Fury who refuses to write off his opponent, although many other people have.

    But the Gypsy King is aware of the threat Wilder poses and won't take him lightly in the ring.

    He told the BBC: "A lot of people are writing Wilder off in this fight. They almost look at him like he's a bum.

    "Like he can't fight and he's useless. You can't write him off.

    "Make no mistake about this, Deontay Wilder is the most dangerous heavyweight out there. Combine them all together and they don't make a danger like Wilder.

    "So that's what I'm messing with. I'm playing with an atomic bomb, messing round, clipping wires.

    "Every time you go into the ring with Deontay Wilder you're playing with that danger."

  • Justin Lawrence

    WILD CLAIM

    Deontay Wilder claims Tyson Fury didn't knock him out the last time they faced each other in the ring.

    Instead, Wilder labels Fury's victory a 'stoppage' because his ex-trainer former trainer Mark Breland made a 'weak' decision to stop the fight.

    The Bronze Bomber reckons even at his worst, and Fury at his best, the Gypsy King still wouldn't be able to lay him flat out on the canvas.

    He said to BT Sport, Via BoxingNews24: "Even on my worst night and his best night, he still couldn’t get me out of there. 

    "People try to label it as a knockout, but that’s not a knockout.

    "That’s a stoppage because of a weak individual in my team [who threw the towel in."

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    BID-EN TIME

    Tyson Fury has been applying pressure on US president Joe Biden to let Brits to travel to the US for his trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder.

    Fury will fight Wilder at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend.

    But US travel restrictions aren't are set to be relaxed until November, leaving thousands of Brits facing the prospect of missing the heavyweight clash.

    However, the Gypsy King is hoping Biden will make a last-minute exception to allow his fellow country-men to support him at ringside.

    Speaking to the Mail, Fury said: "I’ve still got my fingers crossed that at the last minute President Biden will open the borders to my supporters.

    “I’ve been putting the pressure on for the Brits to be allowed to invade Las Vegas again and make it like my second fight with Wilder.

    "The fans also love travelling abroad. They are gagging to come here. They will flock over even if they just get a three-day pass which would let them fly over this Friday, lap up the fight Saturday night, and go home Sunday."

     

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    DILL WITH IT 

    Dillian Whyte may finally be set for his first ever world heavyweight title shot after the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

    Whyte, 33, is taking on Sweden's Otto Wallin on October 30 as he looks for a 13th win from his last 14 fights.

    Speaking to iFL TV, Fury's promoter Bob Arum said: "I haven't spoken to [WBC President] Mauricio [Sulaiman] yet, we will have to see [what they rule on Fury's mandatory].

    "I assume you are talking about Dillian Whyte, who is the number one contender.

    "And that could be a big, big fight for Tyson, particularly if we held it in UK.

    "That is not out of the question, Dillian Whyte is a capable heavyweight and a fight against Tyson Fury or Wilder [or] whoever wins would be a very interesting fight."

     

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    THREESY DOES IT

    Tyson Fury has been warned he 'won’t want any more part' of Deontay Wilder after their trilogy, ruling out a FOURTH fight.

    And it could be the third and final time, with the trilogy involving NO right to a rematch for the loser.

    It leaves Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel doubting demand for a fourth instalment, and reckons it could be within Fury's best interests, too.

    Finkel told SunSport: "At this point no. We’ll see what happens in the fight, but at this point no. 

    “And I would think, if my clairvoyance is correct, Fury won’t want any more part of him after this.”

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    DEONT COUNT ON IT

    Unified heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk has refused to write off Deontay Wilder's chances of beating Tyson Fury.

    The American will have what could be his final shot at redemption when he faces the Brit in a trilogy fight in Las Vegas this weekend.

    And while he says he doesn't mind which of the two he has to fight in his bid for all the belts, the 34-year-old Ukrainian isn't dismissing Wilder's chances of becoming two-time champ.

    Speaking to DAZN, Usyk said: "I will definitely watch.

    “I don’t think too much about who wins. It will be a good fight. Don’t write Deontay Wilder off since he always has the knock-out punch. I will watch it for sure and I am curious who wins.

    “I will fight with whoever holds the last belt. I don’t care if it is Wilder or Fury." 

  • Justin Lawrence

    WILD CALL

    Deontay Wilder claims a unification bout between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua was 'never going to happen'.

    The British stars were tipped to face each other earlier this year before the Gypsy King was ordered to fight the Bronze Bomber for a third time.

    Speaking to BT Sport, Wilder said: "The Fury AJ talk, it was never going to happen. They never had a contract to begin with, that was all propaganda.

    "There was nothing I was concerned about because I knew the truth, you know.

    "Certain fans and people just take the first thing they hear without doing research and they just go away with it.

    "People want to be first nowadays instead of being correct and that was the situation.

    "One thing is for sure – when you put black ink to white paper, it's sealed. It's called a contract. And it's hard to get out of that.

    "As long as I knew I had that contract and we was going to activate it, there wasn't no words or concerns about the the talk. It just hyped people up."

  • Kostas Lianos

    FURY PRAISE

    Tyson Fury described Deontay Wilder as his "most dangerous fight" since Wladimir Klitschko.

    Fury said: “I’m playing with an atomic bomb. He’s very, very dangerous.

    "With most boxers they need to hit you with five punches, with Wilder he can hit you with a quarter punch and knock you spark out.

    “Wilder’s my most dangerous fight since Wladimir Klitschko. Once I got that guy out of the way I knew Wilder would be my most dangerous opponent.

    “That’s what we’re messing with — my ultimate dangerman. If you could design any fighter to be able to compete with me as a boxer then it would be Deontay Wilder.

    “Wilder’s only got one loss in 44 fights, he’s very dangerous and I’m up for the challenge. I’m very up for it actually. Although I beat the guy last time, the first fight was a draw and we will see what happens in the third fight. I’m looking forward to the challenge”

  • Kostas Lianos

    ROCK & ROLL

    Tyson Fury stated he is training just like Rocky Balboa from the Sylvester Stallone movies.

    Fury said ahead of his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder: “I’ve been training myself like in the Rocky movies. Like I said, what I don’t know about boxing ain’t worth knowing.

    “As long as my weight’s all right — I’m around 20st at the moment, nice and high, plenty of weight on me — I can always box for 12 rounds no matter what condition I’m in.

    “The man who is in shape who trains all year round doesn’t need a 10-week training camp.

    “A man who’s in shape all year round just needs two weeks sparring and he’s done, ready to go”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    WILD MESSAGE

    Deontay Wilder has issued a harrowing message to Tyson Fury ahead of their trilogy fight on Saturday.

    Wilder said: "My mind is very violent.

    "We built a whole facility to commit a legal homicide and that's just what it is, my mind is very violent at this time.

    "I can't wait, when you're contemplating and pre-meditating about harming a man and you see that person, what you've been thinking and feeling will come out.

    "The only thing about it is, at that point in time, I have to wait until I get in the ring to really release because I can't do it on the outside, it'd defeat the purpose.

    "The baby's got to eat, but when I do get in the ring, this is what I love about it, I'm able to release everything I've been feeling, everything I've been thinking, and get paid to do it"

  • Kostas Lianos

    FAST AND FURY-OUS

    Tyson Fury plans on turning in an even better display against Deontay Wilder third time around.

    Fury said: "I gave my game plan away the first time because he wasn’t good enough to do anything about it.

    "And I’ll do the same thing this time because he's not good enough to do anything about it. Deontay Wilder is a one-trick pony. He's got one-punch power, we all know that – great.

    "But what I'm going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I'm going to run him over as if I’m an 18-wheeler and he's a human being. I guarantee he does not go past where he did before [the seventh round].

    "Because before, I only had five or six weeks of practicing what I'm going to do to him. "This time, I’ve had 18 months of practicing what I'm going to do to him.

    "So I anticipate it's going to be like an 18-wheeler running over somebody, and that's what you're gonna see. I’m building my weight up, trying to get up to 300lbs for this fight. Because I’m looking for a big knockout straight away."

  • Kostas Lianos

    'THE BIGGER THE BETTER'

    Tyson Fury will be over a stone heavier for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder than he was in their rematch, his coach Sugarhill Steward has revealed.

    Sugarhill told Vegas Insider: "It’s not going to be 300 pounds, it’s probably going to be like 290 or something but not 300 exactly.

    "Heavier than last time by 20 pounds or so, why not? He’s training with that weight, he’s built up. It’s not like he’s just putting on fat, it’s building up muscles.

    "The bigger the better, the heavier the stronger"

  • Kostas Lianos

    WARR MACHINE

    Tyson Fury's promoter Frank Warren claims Anthony Joshua will lose his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.

    Warren wrote in Boxing Scene: “I cannot actually imagine a rematch turning out much differently.

    “I cannot see Usyk jumping on the party circuit and turning up horrendously out of condition.

    “Fortune has very much favoured Joshua since he turned pro.

    “The British public craved a heavyweight hero and got behind him in their droves, backing him to the absolute hilt and invested fortunes in ticket and pay-per-view fees.

    “The attributes Usyk possesses are shared by Tyson with interest, along with a size and speed advantage.

    “A fight between them is a natural one to make as we will now consider an alternative way forward”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    REMATCH

    Roy Jones Jr urged Anthony Joshua to exercise his rematch clause against Oleksandr Usyk soon.

    Jones Jr told DAZN: “This was an excellent fight tonight. This is what boxing needs. We don’t need the other fights we’ve been getting.

    "We need these kind of real fights. I would say, we hope Joshua takes the rematch. This was an awesome fight.

    "We’d love to see an awesome fight like this again. That’d be better for us. We don’t want to see Usyk-Fury. We’ll see anybody else!"

  • Kostas Lianos

    BOREFEST

    Legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr wants Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk to be kept apart 'by any means necessary' as he fears a borefest.

    Jones Jr told DAZN: “I hope it don’t happen. Two boxers don’t make for the most entertaining fight.

    "We gotta keep Usyk and Fury away from each other by any means necessary. We do not want to see that.

    "There should be a clause right now put into any contract: ‘Do not allow Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury to have a fight.’

    "We do not need that for boxing"

  • Kostas Lianos

    MORE FROM FURY

    “I would probably say that AJ [Anthony Joshua] is a sports science guy.

    "But if you look at our records, I am still undefeated after 13 years and he’s got a double loss on his record. It suggests to me that’s a load of bulls**t.

    “I don’t think all those numbers on a screen can help you in a fight — because if all that sports science really worked, with Joshua being built like an Adonis, he wouldn’t have got knocked out by a fat fella in Andy Ruiz [Jr] who had two weeks’ notice before the fight”

  • Kostas Lianos

    OLD SCHOOL

    Tyson Fury has slammed Anthony Joshua’s "bulls**t"“ sports science approach to fighting and insists it just comes down to who has the "biggest balls".

    Fury told The Times: “As many numbers you want to think about in your brain, as many PBs and personal records you want to set, it won’t help you in a fight.

    “I am just old school. I eat plenty of food, drink plenty of water, get to bed, get up early. Train hard. That’s all I can do.

    “You train hard and then you fight. It’s pretty simple work really. I know this is sounding strange to you because you’ve got the best heavyweight in the world who just doesn’t do all that numbers stuff”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    STILL ON

    Promoter Frank Warren doesn't think Anthony Joshua's loss to Oleksandr Usyk is the final nail in the coffin of an all-Brit battle against Tyson Fury.

    Warren told the BBC: "I do believe the public buys into that fight even if AJ isn't champion. AJ's said a lot of things since the fight [and] a lot of nonsense from 'doctor' [Eddie] Hearn about his eye.

    "You got beat by the better man on the night and Joshua said that, to his credit. Joshua is a big fight. They keep talking about him still learning. He's 32 years old. He's an Olympic champion and world champion.

    "Of course you can still learn every day, but at that level, at 32 years of age, with the experience you've got and the amount of professional fights you've got, if you're not absolutely world class at that level then you're never going to be.

    "But having said that, if he did fight Tyson he would have a lot to prove and I do think the public would buy into it"

  • Kostas Lianos

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    Tyson Fury will return for a fight in the UK after his trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder, according to promoter Frank Warren.

    Warren told the BBC: "I think he'll be back here which will be a great homecoming.

    "If Tyson wins the fight we'll sit down. There's a few options there. [Oleksandr] Usyk would be a massive fight here. The [Anthony] Joshua fight is still a massive fight.

    "Dillian Whyte is a big fight, providing he beats Otto Wallin which isn't a forgone conclusion. There's some big fights for him"

  • Kostas Lianos

    PUNCH DRUNK

    Tyson Fury has put together quite a line-up of drinking buddies for a pub sesh.

    Fury said he would love to have a pint with Jesus Christ, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones and Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.

    The Gypsy King said during an interview with Gareth A Davies: "That's who I'd want as you know he's my all-time favourite player. I would love to have a beer with Eric

    "Can you imagine what it would be like to have a beer with my saviour?"

    "I'd like to have a beer with Elvis Presley, that would be a good one.

    "And I'd love to have a beer with Tom Jones. Me, Tom and Elvis in a room having a few beers"

  • Kostas Lianos

    WILD WARNING

    Deontay Wilder has issued Tyson Fury with a harrowing warning ahead of Saturday's clash.

    Wilder and Fury have already faced twice with their first fight ending in a controversial draw and Fury winning the second one.

    Their first encounter saw The Bronze Bomber coming just inches away from victory when he knocked the British superstar down only for The Gypsy King to get back up to his feet.

    But the American boxer said: "This time you won't get up"

  • Kostas Lianos

    THROWBACK

    Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder shared the ring for the first time in 2018.

    The match ended in a dramatic and controversial draw as many still believe Fury deserved the win.

    The Gypsy King looked beaten at some point but immediately sat up to continue a fight in which he showed tremendous courage, while showboating on the side.

    The British superstar got his revenge in 2020 when he defeated Wilder

  • Matt Penn

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