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Who is fighting in Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder undercard?

The 'trilogy' fight between these two heavyweights is the main event on 24 July 2021 in Las Vegas, but who else is on the evening's card?

Who is fighting in Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder undercard?
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WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been doing most of the tough talking ahead of his third fight with Deontay Wilder. The multi-million dollar bout is the main event on 24 July in Las Vegas but there are some interesting battles lined up ahead of it.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: the undercard

The main event of Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder is for the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles. Before that we have a very interesting set of battles to get us in the mood.

Efe Ajagba vs Frank Sanchez - the undefeateds (15-0 vs 18-0) meet

The undefeated 2016 Olympic champion, Ajagba, is regarded as the biggest puncher at his level but his 12 KOs are matched by Sanchez’ 13. The Cuban will need to avoid that Nigerian right hand if he’s going to stay standing and will have to draw on all his experience to do so.

Robert Helenius vs Adam Kownacki - rematch with the Pole looking for revenge

In March 2020, heavyweight Kownacki was stopped for the only time in his career (20-1) by Swedish star Helenius (30-3). What a tough battle that was, ended in the fourth after initially looking like it was edging the other way.

Jared Anderson vs Vladimir Tereshkin

Anderson is 9-0 and all knockouts which has some predicting big things for his future, currently just 21 years old. The 6’4” American has been getting fairly average opponents thus far as he builds a career, and theRussian Tereshkin will have his work cut out.

Clearly there has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Tyson-Wilder fight going ahead this year and for that reason we may see some movement on the undercard before the night itself. There has already been talk about Joe Joyce vs Carlos Takam being added.