After two blockbuster clashes already and a whole slew of insults exchanged between them, the two boxers aren’t exactly fans of each other.
Ahead of the fight, Fury predicts that Wilder’s career will be “over” after he’s beaten him for the second time.
“Every time he looks in the mirror, he sees Tyson Fury. Every time he goes to bed, before he closes his eyes, he sees ‘the Gypsy King.’ And everything he wakes up and thinks about in the morning, he thinks of Tyson Fury.
“When I beat him this time, his career’s over … He really needs a win but he ain’t getting it, that’s for sure.”
A long road
For Fury and Wilder, the road to this third and most important fight has been a long and winding one.
After Wilder defended his WBC title in 2016 against Artur Szpilka at the Barclays Center in New York, Fury entered the ring and called the American a “bum” as they exchanged barbs.
The highly-anticipated fight was eventually set for December 1, 2018, and it didn’t disappoint the fans in Staples Center, Los Angeles.
The boxers fought out a 12-round controversial split decision draw — in which Fury was knocked down twice but managed to regain his footing — a decision the crowd booed, meaning Wilder retained his WBC title and both fighters stayed undefeated.
Although both fighters called out Joshua immediately after the fight, a year later, a rematch between Wilder and Fury was announced for February, 2020 in Las Vegas.
In the rematch, it was a one-sided story, as Fury put in a dominant performance, knocking the American down twice before Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the third round.
Wilder gave a range of extraordinary excuses for the poor performance — most bizarrely his elaborate ring-walk costume being too heavy.
And immediately in the aftermath of his first career defeat, Wilder invoked the automatic rematch clause stipulated in the contract which allowed the loser to invoke a trilogy fight.
This time around, Wilder has a more positive outlook heading into the fight.
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