Fury looks to retain world titles against Wilder

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WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 

Professional Boxing Match
T-Mobile Arena
Paradise, Nevada, USA 
Saturday, 09 October 2021 
WBC and The Ring heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury will look to successfully defend his titles when he faces Deontay Wilder on October 09.
The British star is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having held the WBC and The Ring magazine titles since defeating Wilder in February 2020.
Fury previously held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring titles after defeating Ukrainian legend Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. 

Deontay Wilder
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The 33-year-old's distant relatives include the bare-knuckle boxers Uriah Burton and Bartley Gorman, both considered "King of the Gypsies", hence Fury's own nickname of "Gypsy King".
The Gypsy King is widely considered by media outlets to be the lineal heavyweight champion and he is also considered by many as the best heavyweight boxer in the world. 
Fury is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by ESPN, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), and BoxRec as well as the second-best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec.
The Manchester-born boxer has been tipped as the favourite ahead of his fight with Wilder with the duo having drawn in the first fight before Fury dominated and won the second fight.

Deontay Wilder with Tyson Fury
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"There's something I need to say, Wilder said I only won the second fight because I cheated," Fury said ahead of his third bout with Wilder. 
"But then he changes his whole team, trains as hard as he ever has. I ask, if I only won because I cheated, what was the point of changing everything? No one can answer, so have egg in your face. 
"He says he wants to do bad things to me and hurt me, for those who hold a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at somebody, they are the ones who get burned," he added. 
"I don't want to hurt Deontay Wilder, I just want to beat him in a fight. "Guess what, after this fight you will be back at the fast food chain you were working at early in your career."

Professional Fight Records

Fury: 30–0–1 (21 KOs)
Wilder: 42–1–1 (41 KOs)

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Published: 10/07/2021