Bob Arum Confirms Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 on October 9

Published 09/10/2021, 9:19 AM EDT


With the recent COVID-19 induced delay in the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy, fans have now started questioning if the two will actually fight on October 9.

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However, Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has now cleared the air by confirming the much-awaited heavyweight clash. The Top-Rank boss added that both fighters are prepped up and ready to go. He reckons it will be a great 12 rounds of heavyweight action.

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Bob Arum confirmed that Deontay Wilder and ‘The Gypsy King’ will definitely fight. The 89-year-old shared that he had even spoken to Tyson Fury, he assured him that he is ready to fight. With both fighters preparing and “ready to go“, Arum is confident that fans will be in for a great show on October 9.

We’ll get to that fight, they’re gonna fight. I spoke to Tyson yesterday, he’s ready to go, and Wilder’s ready to go. So, it’s going to be a great fight,” said Bob Arum.

Deontay Wilder is coming for the throne

Most Deontay Wilder critics often associate him with just the Tyson Fury draw, a subsequent loss to the Englishman in 2020, and his ‘glove tampering’ and ‘muscle-relaxant spiking’ claims. However, it is important to take a deeper look into Wilder’s record and improvements in his game. This can help one realize how big of a threat he actually is to the current heavyweight division.

As a professional boxer, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has fought 44 times. Out of these, he has won 42 fights and even ended 41 of those by ruthless knockouts. The only deviations in his otherwise spotless record can be credited to ‘The Gypsy King’. His first professional defeat against Tyson Fury in 2020 led him to switch trainers. He has reportedly not stopped training for the trilogy ever since his loss last year.

In the first two Tyson Fury fights, Deontay Wilder seemed almost stationary. He showed little movement, did not defend to the best of his ability, and was not accurate with his striking.

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In both fights, the Englishman identified these loopholes and immediately capitalized on them. Fury avoided damage through his superior defense and world-class movement and footwork.

However, recent training videos shared by Wilder’s team hint at significant developments in his overall approach and game plan. In these videos, he is more active on his feet, shows better head movement, and even focuses on landing body shots.

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Fans of the sport have seen the likes of Anthony Joshua completely turn their approaches around in rematches. It seems fans could see a very different Deontay Wilder this time around. Such changes could make Deontay Wilder a big problem for the rest of the heavyweight division a well.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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