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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder: fight card, TV, how to watch online

Tyson Fury will once again face Deontay Wilder on Saturday. Here’s all you need to know about the fight card, and how to catch the action on TV and online.

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder: fight card, TV, how to watch online
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Boxing fans are eagerly waiting to watch Tyson Fury take on Deontay Wilder for the third time in a contest for the WBC heavyweight title, and Saturday’s showdown is turning out to be the boxing event of the year.

The third of the trilogy

Their first fight, which ended in a draw, was held in Dec. 2018. They locked horns once again in Feb. 2020, where Fury captured victory with a seventh round technical knockout to clinch the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight belts. That match was Wilder’s first defeat ever, and it was the last time either fighter saw action in the ring.

The battle between Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury and Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder was set to take place in July, but was postponed to October after Fury came down with covid-19.

The conclusion to the trilogy fight, dubbed “Once and For All”, is scheduled to go down on Saturday, Oct. 9, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view show starts at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, and the main event is expected to begin at or before 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, depending on how long the three undercard fights last.

Heavyweight fight card

The four matches of the card are interestingly all heavyweight matchups.

Poland’s Adam Kownacki (20-1) goes up against Finland’s Robert Helenius (30-3) in a rematch, after their March 2020 fight which “The Nordic Nightmare” won by TKO.

Undefeated fighters Efe Ajagba of Nigeria (15-0) and Cuba’s Frank Sanchez (18-0) face off in a 10-round bout.

Jared Anderson of the US (9-0) goes fist-to-fist with Russian Vladimir Tereshkin (22-1) for eight rounds.

How to watch Fury vs. Wilder on TV and online

ESPN owns the broadcasting rights to the Fury vs. Wilder bout. It will be aired live on ESPN+ and Fox Sports PPV for $79.99.

Viewers who want to watch the fight online will need to sign up for the streaming service of ESPN+, or on the Fox Sports app.

You can also follow all the live action right here on AS English.