Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3: Massive Changes Approved in Referee and Judge Panel

Published 10/06/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 02: WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury face-off during the New York Press Conference at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on October 2, 2018 in New York City. Wilder and Fury are set to fight on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 for Fury’s WBC strap is a highly important fight for the entire division. While excitement is at an all-time high, another decision has seen more intrigue added to the clash. There has been a change in the referee and judge panel.

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Nevada State Athletic Commission has announced Russel Mora as the referee of Fury vs Wilder 3.

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According to Boxing Scene, referee Russel Mora is a replacement for Connecticut’s Mike Ortega, who was lined up to host the fight on July 24. Well, that isn’t the only change surrounding Fury vs Wilder 3. New Jersey’s Steve Weisfeld will come as a replacement for Patricia Morse Jarman, taking over as a new judge. The other two original judges in Tim Cheatham and Dave Moretti will be at the desk for Saturday’s event.

The high-profile title fight can end in both ways, via a stoppage or a full-length contest. The first fight in 2018 ended in a split decision draw. However, Fury stopped his American rival with a seventh-round TKO in the rematch in 2020. So, the third clash can leave the door open to a lot of outcomes. As for Wilder, he believes he had won the first fight.

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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder- A clash for the ages

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In 2018, two unbeaten heavyweight stalwarts- Fury and Wilder collided in a high-voltage clash. ‘The Gypsy King’, who offered Wilder his toughest fight, also faced his toughest opponent in the form of ‘The Bronze Bomber’. While Fury’s clean combinations gave him an edge, Wilder dropped him with a lethal shot in round 12. It was the second knockdown of the fight in Wilder’s favor.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Many thought it was over, as Fury was lying clean on the canvas. However, the Brit rose to his feet and continued till the final bell. Despite that, the knockdown showed Wilder that he can hurt Fury. Meanwhile, the second fight showed ‘The Gypsy King’ that he could absolutely walk through Wilder.

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Hence, the third fight will be a clash for the ages featuring a confident Fury, and a motivated challenger who has new skills and techniques in his artillery. Who wins this WBC heavyweight war? Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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