Fury vs Wilder 3 build-up LIVE: Weigh-in set for TONIGHT, reaction to fiery press conference – latest updates

TYSON FURY and Deontay Wilder do battle once again tomorrow night in Las Vegas.

Fury knocked Wilder out in seven rounds last year to claim the WBC heavyweight title but the Bronze Bomber is hellbent on revenge.

All the ring action will happen on Saturday night in the UK with the fight beginning in the early hours of Sunday morning.

And tonight we have the weigh-in from Vegas, with the fighters tipping the scales from 10pm BST.

You can catch all of the coverage live on BT Sport Box Office.


Follow ALL of the latest news and updates below…

  • Ian Tuckey


    TV presenter Kate Abdo has hit back at boxing promoter Bob Arum after he aimed a foul-mouthed tirade at her.

    The 89-year-old American was seething at what he believed was Abdo ‘favouring’ Deontay Wilder in a press conference with Tyson Fury.

    He then claimed to have ‘saved the fight’ by stepping in to stop the two heavyweight boxers having a face off – which Abdo appeared to introduce.

    Commenting on his comments, Abdo wrote in Instagram: “With regards to the faceoff – I was doing what we the broadcaster believed was agreed upon. But I think that’s kind of unimportant now.

    “I have nothing but respect for Bob Arum and the empire he has created. I understand what he means to boxing and what this sport owes him. I think the language in his interview was entirely inappropriate. 

    “Of course it’s disappointing to be disrespected by someone I respect, but that’s life, not everyone will give you the courtesy you deserve.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    When you're 6ft 9in, 19 stone and the heavyweight champion of the world, you need to eat a lot of food – especially before a big fight.

    And Tyson Fury is no exception to the rule – consuming 5,000 CALORIES A DAY ahead of his third meeting with Deontay Wilder on Saturday.

    Nutritionist and chef George Lockhart revealed the Gypsy King's incredible diet during an interview with leading coffee retailer Coffee Friend.

    He said: "First thing in the morning Tyson is definitely going to have a coffee with his breakfast and what he eats is dictated by the activities of the day.

    "But one thing that’s constant every single day is he has: one fish, one chicken, and one red meat throughout the day in each one of his meals.

    "It might go up and it might go down but he consumes about 5,000 calories a day."

    Read more HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Eddie Hearn reckons Tyson Fury's trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder will go the distance.

    He told the BBC: "WBC champion Tyson Fury takes on Deontay Wilder this weekend in Las Vegas for their trilogy fight and I think Fury wins again – this time on points.

    "The Usyk-Joshua fight was always going to be closer than Wilder-Fury III."

    He continued: "Fury is a huge favourite but Wilder has the ability to end a fight at any time.

    "It's heavyweight boxing and that's why it's so exciting."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Tyson Fury is just hours away from stepping into battle for a third time against Deontay Wilder.

    And the Gypsy King's journey to the trilogy blockbuster has been far from plain sailing.

    Rival promoter Eddie Hearn, still smarting after his man Anthony Joshua lost all his belts to Oleksandr Usyk, believes Fury is 'not ready' for the fight.

    And the 33-year-old's preparation has indeed hasn't been as smooth as it could have been.

    Here, SunSport runs through just some of the issues that have played a part in Fury's fight camp.

    Read more HERE.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Giving his assessment of the second fight, Donald Trump said: "Then he fought him the second time and it was no contest.

    “He’s a good fighter and he’s got a very different kind of a body… well he had a great win. He was given no chance. And body type, that’s not type for a fighter you don’t think.

    “But he was so loose, he’s really a good fighter. And he’s a big guy, tall, 6ft 8ins, 6ft 9ins. He’s a very good fighter. Just different kind of a look, right?

    “His opponent looked so beautiful that night, but it didn’t work out. Fury’s a really good fighter.

    “The funny thing is Deontay was never even slightly wounded [in his previous fights], like 30-0 or something.

    “But he didn’t do well. It [the power] didn’t work against Fury.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Former President of the United States Donald Trump praised Tyson Fury for his win over rival Deontay Wilder, saying the Brit 'shocked' people.

    The 75-year-old was commentating on the fight between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort last month.

    And the 75-year-old singled out 'good fighter' Fury for beating 'perfect physical specimen' Wilder.

    Trump said: "That was a fight where people were shocked, because you look at body type.

    “Deontay was like the most perfect physical specimen.

    “Fury went down, I thought he was out and all of a sudden he just jumped up."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Eddie Hearn has declared that Anthony Joshua and his team utilised the wrong game plan for his defeat against Oleksandr Usyk.

    He said: "I've seen many comments on how the tactics were wrong – and they were – but it's difficult to not appreciate the things Usyk did.

    "AJ was frustrated because he knows he can do so much better and boxed the wrong fight, but Usyk's performance was exceptional.

    "But, going back to the [Andy] Ruiz loss, that was different as it was just such a shock, nobody knew what to say.

    "Here, you could see AJ's mind working overtime on how he can beat Usyk. It was like the preparation for the rematch began then."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Tyson Fury's head coach reckons the Gypsy King is the best heavyweight to ever set foot inside the ring.

    Should Fury call it a day without tasting defeat, he'll arguably go down as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.

    But coach Sugarhill Steward believes the Brit is already far better than those who came before him, including Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko, Mike Tyson and sporting icon Muhammad Ali.

    He told The Daily Mail: "I think about how Tyson has the characteristics of Lewis, Klitschko, Ali, Tyson and all the great heavyweights.

    "He has all their characteristics and the mental toughness.

    "He has everything they had and more. Tyson is a special boxer and he will have a special place in boxing history."

  • Jake Lambourne


    TV presenter Kate Abdo has hit back at boxing promoter Bob Arum after he aimed a foul-mouthed tirade at her.

    The 89-year-old American was seething at what he believed was Abdo 'favouring' Deontay Wilder in a press conference with Tyson Fury.

    He then claimed to have 'saved the fight' by stepping in to stop the two heavyweight boxers having a face off – which Abdo appeared to introduce.

    Commenting on his comments, Abdo wrote in Instagram: "With regards to the faceoff – I was doing what we the broadcaster believed was agreed upon. But I think that's kind of unimportant now.

    "I have nothing but respect for Bob Arum and the empire he has created. I understand what he means to boxing and what this sport owes him. I think the language in his interview was entirely inappropriate. 

    "Of course it's disappointing to be disrespected by someone I respect, but that's life, not everyone will give you the courtesy you deserve."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Shane McGuigan has backed Tyson Fury to once again beat Deontay Wilder.

    He said: "He will do a few things differently and I don’t think it will go as early as last time, but it will be the same outcome.

    "He is just too long in the tooth to really change. He can’t punch in short, he has to punch over the top of people. He has got a guy who is 6ft 9in and he is 6ft 7in.

    ‘He has spent his whole career punching down on guys getting these knockouts.

    "But as soon as he has to change the trajectory on these shots, he loses the power. And he’s not really a good body puncher.

    "So it will be the same outcome in my opinion and I don’t think Malik Scott is going to make a blind bit of difference to Deontay Wilder."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Trainer Shane McGuigan has hit out at Deontay Wilder's head coach Malik Scott as he claimed the heavyweight's former foe is a 'yes man'.

    He told the Metro: "‘You are supposed to hold authority as a trainer.

    "But you have got Malik Scott who quit after 90 seconds when he boxed Deontay Wilder.

    "How can you get a guy, who fell over as soon as you hit him with half a shot, to train you? He is a yes man.

    "He has been brought in to hold the pads and build the hype. He hasn’t been brought in to keep him in place."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Anthony Joshua has tipped an ‘obsessed’ Deontay Wilder to settle the score with Tyson Fury this weekend.

    The American will bid to reclaim the WBC heavyweight title from the Gypsy King in a Las Vegas trilogy fight early on Sunday morning.

    When asked to predict the outcome of the fight, AJ said: “I’m not too bothered.

    “Look, because you’ve asked the question, let’s go with Wilder because he seems obsessed, like he really wants it.

    “He seems really focused on the task ahead, so, you know, a focused man is a dangerous man and he’s focused.

    “Wilder might get the decision. Actually, no, it has to be a knockout.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Deontay Wilder needs to set aside friendships if he’s to have any chance of finally defeating Tyson Fury.

    That’s the view of legendary trainer Harold Knight, who says the appointment of Wilder’s friend Malik Scott as his head coach could spell trouble for the Bronze Bomber.

    And Knight – who coached Scott and has worked with Dillian Whyte and Lennox Lewis – warned Wilder he needs to stay businesslike ahead of Saturday’s showdown.

    Knight told MyBettingSites: “From experience and being around Malik for a long time, it’s a fine line between friendship and business.

    “If Malik can keep it business rather than friendship with Wilder, I believe they can do some good things.

    “This is business, this is high stakes boxing, this is world championship boxing, legacy is on the line.”

  • Jake Lambourne


    Tyson Fury has been warned by Frank Warren not to allow the 'derailment of the Joshua gravy train' to affect him against Deontay Wilder.

    Writing for Boxing Scene, the Hall of Fame promoter said: "Tyson cannot afford to allow himself to become distracted by the derailment of the Joshua gravy train and take his eye off the job in hand against an extremely motivated Deontay Wilder.

    "I can’t see Wilder being able to reinvent himself enough to trouble Tyson, but there will be no complacency in our corner."

    He added: "As I admired his performance and believe him to be a great fighter, I don’t see Usyk being a match for Tyson either.

    "The attributes Usyk possesses are shared by Tyson with interest, along with a size and speed advantage.

    "A fight between them is a natural one to make as we will now consider an alternative way forward, all things being well on October 9."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Tyson Fury's UK-based promoter Tyson Fury has backed the Gypsy King to have a huge homecoming fight should he beat Deontay Wilder.

    The WBC champion could face Dillian Whyte next if he retains his heavyweight belt in his trilogy against the Bronze Bomber.

    Speaking to BBC, Warren said: "I think he'll be back here which will be a great homecoming.

    "If Tyson wins the fight we'll sit down. There's a few options there. Usyk would be a massive fight here. The Joshua fight is still a massive fight.

    "Dillian Whyte is a big fight, providing he beats Otto Wallin which isn't a forgone conclusion. There's some big fights for him."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Bob Arum would rather welcome 10,000 travelling Brits to Las Vegas than promote a fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte on home soil.

    The legendary promoter told iFL TV: "Yeah, of course in Vegas.

    “The big fights belong here. Sometimes you do it in the UK, but the PPV in the US is robust.

    “The gate – the travel ban will be lifted in November – 10,000 Brits would come over here for the fight.

    “They wanna come to Vegas, and Vegas is made for those kind of tours, so it works better here than any place in the world.”

  • Joshua Jones


    Tyson Fury was left stunned after learning he may have to fight Dillian Whyte if he beats Deontay Wilder this weekend.

    Whyte could become the mandatory challenger for Fury’s WBC title if he gets past Otto Wallin next month.

    But even if he does, Whyte’s the last thing on Fury’s mind, and he’s fully focused on his trilogy bout with Wilder at the moment.

    However Fury’s promoter Bob Arum doesn’t see Whyte getting past Wallin so he shouldn’t be an issue.

    He told iFL TV: “I look for Wallin to clearly beat Whyte, so I’m not even taking it into consideration.”

    Victory for Fury against the Bronze Bomber should be secured if Derek Chisora’s predictions are correct.

    Fellow heavyweight Chisora reckons Fury is the best in the business considering all that he’s gone through to clinch the belt he currently holds.

    Surprisingly Fury’s foe Wilder didn’t even make Chisora’s list of top five heavyweight boxers, although fallen hero Anthony Joshua did.

    Hopefully Fury and Wilder aren’t distracted by the bevvy of beauties that will be at ringside for the fight that will be held in Las Vegas.

    Ring girls Stephanie Ann Cook and Tiana Tuamoheloa will be strutting their stuff during the fight bringing some glamour to the brutal slug-fest.

    Finally, Wilder’s looking to get his revenge on Fury for beating him the last time they faced each other in blood.

    Which is why he wore red to the last press conference the pair had before their fight.

    He said: “I’m wearing my red outfit because I want it back in blood. I’m looking forward to it."

  • Justin Lawrence


    Deontay Wilder has revealed the reason he wore red to the final press conference with Tyson Fury ahead of their trilogy fight was to depict blood.

    Wilder was beaten by Fury the last time they met, and Wilder wants to gain revenge against the Gypsy King by drawing blood.

    That's all the Bronze Bomber is focused on, and all that he cares about.

    He said: “My energy is like my mind, it’s very violent. I’m just ready to go October 9. I’ve dedicated myself and devoted my time and my body, me and my team, to reinventing myself. I’m ready to reintroduce myself to the world.

    “Get ready for war. This is going to be an amazing fight on Saturday night. I’m wearing my red outfit because I want it back in blood. I’m looking forward to it.”

    “I don’t have anything to prove. I’m in a great place and in a great state of mind. I have a lot of great people around me. This fight is about redemption, retaliation and retribution.”


  • Justin Lawrence


    Tyson Fury shows no sign on pre-fight nerves ahead of his clash with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

    The hype is building but The Gypsy King appears to be relaxed as ever just days before the bout.

    In a video posted to MTK Global's Twitter account, Fury was seen out and about in Vegas and was asked 'how he was feeling' as the countdown to the fight continues.

    And in typical Fury fashion, he responded: "Terrible, absolutely s****.

    "I'm just going to walk I think, can't be bothered."

    He's then seen stumbling with his head down, before staggering around and pretending to fall into a bin.


  • Justin Lawrence


    Tyson Fury's boxing promoter Bob Arum does not believe Dillian Whyte will beat Otto Wallin to set up a fight with the WBC heavyweight champion.

    Providing Fury beats Wilder this weekend and Whyte, 33, comes through Swede Wallin on October 30, the two Brits will be ordered to face one another for the WBC title.

    But Arum believes Whyte will lose to Wallin and suffer the same fate as last year when he was the WBC mandatory challenger, only to go on and lose to Alexander Povetkin.

    Speaking to iFL TV, Arum said: "Last time he [Whyte] was mandatory, he fought Povetkin and got knocked on his ass.

    "I look for Wallin to clearly beat Whyte, so I'm not even taking it into consideration."

  • Justin Lawrence


    Tyson Fury defends his WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder this weekend as the pair do battle for a third time.

    The Gypsy King will look to beat his American rival for a second time in 20 months as they return to Las Vegas for another dust-up.

    But along with the epic fight which promises to take place, a fight in Vegas also brings with it a certain glamour that you don't get anywhere else.

    That can be seen in many different ways, none more so than in the two ring girls who will be working the fight, Stephanie Ann Cook and Tiana Tuamoheloa.

    Cook is a model from Rockford, Illinois that currently resides in Vegas.

    And Tuamoheloa is a Samoan who thoroughly enjoys travelling and being a part of ESPN's boxing shows.



  • Justin Lawrence


    Derek Chisora has named his top five heavyweights in the world – and Tyson Fury tops his list.

    Chisora reckons the Gypsy King deserves the No.1 accolade for his come up since being an amateur and for becoming champion after overcoming his personal issues.

    He told BT Sport: "No.1, for everything he's achieved from the ups and downs, everything he's done since the amateurs, I would go with Tyson Fury.

    "Because he's won the English title and gone on to be the best fighter on the planet and then losing control and the retiring for two years, doing his bad habits, and coming back and winning again – being one of the pound-for-pound fighters in America. So I put him there."

    But there was no mention of Fury's opponent this weekend Wilder on the list of best boxers.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Tyson Fury was left stunned after learning Dillian Whyte could potentially be his next opponent if he beats Deontay Wilder.

    The tasty Battle of Britain could take place next year if Fury retains his belt this weekend and Whyte gets past Otto Wallin later this month.

    That's because the WBC have ordered the winner of Fury vs Wilder to face the interim titleholder if they can't, within 30 days, finalise an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk, who is contractually obliged to give Anthony Joshua a rematch.

    Fury, 33, said: "That's something I've not been told or am even interested in right now.

    "I've got Deontay Wilder to deal with first and then we'll sit down and make a decision on what's next."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Tyson Fury says he would have 'nutted the c***' had he gone head-to-head with Deontay Wilder in their final press conference.

    In a heated debate the two heavyweights traded insults throughout.

    But they were kept apart at the end as the traditional face-off was binned.

    And that prevented some proper violence, according to the reigning WBC champ.

    Asked by iFL TV why he didn't stand toe-to-toe with Wilder, the Gypsy King said: "Because Frank Warren was thinking I was going to chin him.

    "I wouldn't have chinned him, I would have just nutted the c***, like that", before showing the camera how.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Deontay Wilder has named his three best ever knockouts – with bitter rival Tyson Fury bizarrely making the list.

    The Bronze Bomber has his shot at redemption against the Brit this Saturday as the pair clash for the third time.

    Asked by ESNews what his three 'coldest knockouts' were, Wilder, 35, answered: "Bermane Stiverne II.

    "I transformed there, I had an outer experience, it was so crazy. [Artur] Szpilka was another one.

    "And the two knockouts with Fury, because I definitely knocked his ass out. It was amazing but I didn't get the creditability."

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