Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3: A Look at the Elite Commentators

Published 10/06/2021, 7:33 PM EDT


WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and challenger Deontay Wilder are now all set to fight on October 9. In less than 3 days, these top two heavyweights will go head-to-head for the third time. This trilogy fight will determine the next WBC heavyweight champion; regardless of who wins this fight, it is bound to be packed with immense action.

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As Deontay Wilder and ‘The Gypsy King’ head into their final bout on October 9, fans are now already on the edge of their seats. Judging by the past two fights, the trilogy will indubitably offer the perfect balance between entertainment and action.

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Before the heavyweights step into the ring, here’s a detailed account of who will be commentating on this legendary fight.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3: The Commentary Team

The commentary team for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 will include some of the topmost names in the domain. The desk will be helmed by FOX Sports host Kate Abdo, two-time welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter, and ESPN boxing commentator Max Kellerman.

Kate Abdo: Wilder vs Fury 3 Commentary

Kate Abdo is a highly acclaimed British journalist is a studio host for FOX Sports’ soccer lineup, Premier Boxing Champions’ prefight and fight programming on FOX and FS1.  Abdo hosts ‘INSIDE PBC BOXING’, the official news and information show for the PBC on FOX and FS1.

Kate Abdo joined FOX Sports in 2017, she has covered a variety of top soccer presentations including the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, and Bundesliga.

Along with many other boxing events, Abdo was also part of the network’s coverage of the mega-crossover fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

Shawn Porter: Wilder vs Fury 3 Commentary

Shawn Porter is beginning to make a name for himself in the boxing commentary space. Being a two-time welterweight champion (31-3-0), his insights into the fights he covers are to the point. Apart from being a pro-boxer himself, he is also a growing name in the sports media domain.

BROOKLYN, NY – SEPTEMBER 08: Shawn Porter ( green trunks ) defeats Danny Garcia ( yellow pattern trunks ) by Unanimous Decision in their WBC Welterweight Title fight at Barclays Center on September 8, 2018 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Shawn Porter is a FOX Sports boxing analyst on INSIDE PBC BOXING, the official news and information studio show of Premier Boxing Champions. In addition, he’s served as a studio and desk analyst for FOX SPORTS PBC PAY-PER-VIEWS, FOX and FS1 PBC FIGHT NIGHTS, PBC WEIGH-IN SHOWS and PBC PRESS CONFERENCES.

Max Kellerman: Deontay vs Tyson 3 Commentary

Max Kellerman is the co-host of ESPN Radio’s signature, national morning show, Keyshawn, ‘JWill & Max’, alongside Keyshawn Johnson and Jay Williams (since Sept. 2021). Kellerman also hosts ESPN’s live weekday afternoon show, ‘This Just In’ (since Sept. 2021) as well as his weekly boxing show, ‘Max on Boxing’ on ESPN2.

Prior to that, he was a commentator on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ with Stephen A. Smith and host Molly Qerim Rose from 2016-21. Kellerman made his national ESPN Radio debut in August 2020 with ‘The Max Kellerman Show’

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Despite being in the business for quite some time, many in the boxing community do not always agree with Kellerman’s commentary, interviews, and show debates.

For instance, Joe O’Neill of BleacherReport even wrote an opinion piece titled ‘Is Max Kellerman The Worst Boxing Commentator on Television?‘.

“I’m stuck with Mighty Max and his high-pitched nasal nonsensical commentary. I suppose I can always hit the mute button,” said the BleacherReport writer.

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Sanjit Misra

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

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