Tomorrow night (Oct. 9), Fury and Wilder will engage in a trilogy fight. It’ll be held inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will be putting his WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Championships at stake.
Wilder almost stopped Fury in their first meeting back in Dec. 2018. Fury was able to somehow beat the 10-count in the final round and the two fought to a split draw. The Feb. 2020 rematch played out far differently as Fury went after Wilder and thrashed him on his way to a seventh-round TKO finish.
Lennox Lewis, who will be on color commentary duties for the fight, believes that Wilder must make some serious adjustments if he expects to exact revenge (via BoxingScene.com).
“I have tried to get in the head of Deontay but he is in his own bubble,” Lewis said. “You can tell yourself you only lost because you got caught with a lucky shot and that can sometimes work for you.
“But what changes that is a punch in the face – that wakes you up quick. A punch changes everything, all the things you practiced can suddenly stop working and you might even realize that all the things you were practicing were wrong, or you were just doing it wrong.
“I expect an exciting fight and if Deontay hasn’t made the adjustments that he needed to, then it is all Tyson Fury.”
When Wilder suffered the TKO loss against Fury, it was the first pro boxing defeat on “The Bronze Bomber’s” record. Fury has yet to suffer a defeat and Wilder would love to prove the doubters wrong and change that fact.