The WBC and lineal heavyweight championships are on the line on Saturday night when champion Tyson Fury puts the titles on the line against Deontay Wilder. The long-awaited third fight between the two takes place on pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The two men battled to a draw in their first meeting, with Fury largely dominating the fight aside from suffering two knockdowns. In the rematch, Fury again dominated, this time scoring a seventh-round stoppage. Wilder has refused to accept the result of the rematch as legitimate and has bulked up to try and offset Fury’s size advantage in the trilogy.
On the PPV level, undercards and prelims don’t get much better than this one. Heavyweight matchups fill out the rest of the PPV slate with big names also scattered across the prelims. The co-feature bout sees a pair of rising prospects nearing the title level when Frank Sanchez takes on Efe Ajagba. Sanchez, a native of Cuba, boasts an undefeated record with 13 knockouts in 18 fights. Ajagba, meanwhile, is also undefeated with 12 knockouts in 15 trips to the ring. This will clearly be the biggest step up for either fighter in their burgeoning careers.
No more may be bigger than the rematch between Adam Kownacki and Robert Helenius in a featured bout. Kowancki is looking for revenge after a shocking upset knockout loss in March 2020 — just before the onset of the pandemic — when the veteran Helenius stopped him in front of his hometown fans. Plus, some top prospects, including Jared Anderson and Edgar Berlanga, get showcase opportunities on the undercard.
Below is the complete info for buying and viewing the PPV event as well as the fight card and latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook.
Fury vs. Wilder 3 viewing info
Date: Oct. 9
Location: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas
Start time: 9 p.m. ET (main card) | Price: $79.99
How to watch: ESPN/FOX PPV | Stream: ESPN+ or Fox Sports App
Fury vs. Wilder 3 fight card, odds
Tyson Fury (c) -280 vs. Deontay Wilder +230, WBC heavyweight championship
Frank Sanchez -180 vs. Efe Ajagba +155, heavyweights
Adam Kownacki -220 vs. Robert Helenius +180, heavyweights
Jared Anderson -1500 vs. Vladimir Tereshkin +800, heavyweights
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