Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 Winner Has an Official Opponent: Who Is He?

Published 10/07/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
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)


Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder shall give it their all inside the ring on October 9 in the T-Mobile Arena. However, the race will not end over there. The winner of the bout shall be given an immediate title defense, which curbs the idea of a four-belt unification fight right now.

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While Fury and Wilder have dealt with the WBC title for a long period, it’s time the other elites enter the ride. Currently, the WBC champion, Tyson Fury, grabbed the belt by beating Deontay Wilder in February 2020.

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He will now defend the belt against Wilder in an epic trilogy, which can be the last fight between the contending boxers. Post the fight, the winner could face either Dillian Whyte or Otto Wallin, as the WBC has made their ruling.

If ‘The Body Snatcher’ successfully defends his belt, he will get a shot at the WBC heavyweight title. Hence, it seems as though Dillian Whyte will finally get his world title shot.

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He just has one small task- beat Otto Wallin, or else Wallin will face the winner of the October 9 match. Hence, Whyte should look to raise his game as there will be no do-overs like the one he had vs Alexander Povetkin.

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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3: The Heavyweight Division’s future

Following Anthony Joshua’s title loss to Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 will settle the WBC title’s fate. Meanwhile, Joe Joyce and Dillian Whyte are looming large in the WBO and WBC divisions.

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 03: Professional boxers Deontay Wilder (L) and Tyson Fury butt heads onstage during their press conference to promote their upcoming December 1, 2018 fight in Los Angeles at The Novo by Microsoft on October 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hence, it is actually prime time for heavyweight action, as the next three weeks will set several future fights in stone. Relying on the big names that the heavyweight division has, anything can happen at this point. Also, considering the events of Joshua vs Usyk, nothing can be taken for granted.

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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