Tyson Fury puts his heavyweight world title on the line tonight in his third – and surely final – fight with Deontay Wilder.
Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch 20 months ago to become champion for the second time.
The trilogy fight was signed almost immediately but was delayed by first the pandemic and then Fury's bid to swerve Wilder and instead fight Anthony Joshua for the undisputed crown.
Fury was ordered to face Wilder however and after another delay when the Brit contracted Covid-19, the third instalment was finally locked in.
At yesterday's weigh-in, Fury scaled 277lb compared to Wilder's 238lb, meaning the champion will have a huge size advantage in the ring tonight.
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Edgar Berlanga vs Marcelo Esteban Coceres – Round 2
Berlanga is stalking Caceres down early n in the round.
A hard body shot from Berlanga makes Caceres curl up but the Argentine quickly recovers.
Berlanga likely picks up another round in his favour as he finishes on the front foot.
Edgar Berlanga vs Marcelo Esteban Coceres – Round 1
Berlanga is warned for a low blow that briefly causes Coceres some discomfort.
He is throwing some hard shots but Coceres is moving his head well to avoid them.
Berlanga ends the round with a hard right hand that gets the attention of Caceres.
Coming up next at Fury vs Wilder 3.
A vacant NABO super middleweight title fight between Edgar Berlanga and Marcelo Esteban Coceres.
Julian Williams bts Vladimir Hernandez by split decision
Vladimir Hernandez rightfully gets the split decision nod over Julian Williams by scores of 96-94, 94-96, 97-93.
A big win for the Mexican who hands Williams his second consecutive defeat.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 10
Williams looks exhausted and is struggling to put together any convincing combinations.
Hernandez is still pushing forward despite being up on the cards.
The Mexican ends the round well and has surely bagged himself the decision win.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 9
Hernandez is overwhelming Williams against the ropes and Bayliss is having a close look at the American.
Williams is not throwing any punches and is desperately holding Hernandez at any chance he gets.
A big left hand closes the round from Hernandez and Williams will surley need a stoppage in the last round.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 8
Bayliss warns Williams for repetitive holding.
Hernandez is outworking Williams as the two men exchange punches in the centre of the ring.
Some loose tape on Hernandez's glove halts the fight with a minute left and Hernandez comes on strong in the closing moments.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 7
Williams doubles up on the left hook to the body and Bayliss warns him for hitting low.
Hernandez continues to outstrike Williams and the American isn't following up after landing some hard single shots.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 6
Hernandez goes down off balance again. Both men exchange uppercuts on the inside and Williams lands a good body shot on the break.
Williams is likely down on the scorecards and will need to start winning some of these later rounds.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 5
Williams lands some good right hands and is finding more success in this round.
But Hernandez's finishes the round on the frontfoot – the cut above his eye is being closely watched by the referee.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 4
Hernandez goes down early but referee Kenny Bayliss deems it a slip, not a knockdown.
Williams is starting to hold and clinch more whilst Hernandez tries to work on the inside.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 3
Hernandez's high output continues and the Mexican just isn't slowing down.
Williams is struggling to keep up with the fast pace and is getting outworked.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 2
A big right hand staggers Hernandez but the Mexican recovers well.
Hernandez is throwing some hard shots but is not moving his head after – and it's costing him.
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – Round 1
Williams lands some good right hands on Hernandez.
A slight cut opens above the right eye of Hernandez, who is throwing a lot of punches in the opening round.
Up first at Fury vs Wilder 3
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez is just about to get underway.
Wilder’s glove complaints continue
Wilder claimed Fury tampered with his gloves before their rematch last year and the American reignited those issues just hours before tonight's fight.
He told 78SportsTV: "I already got word of some funny stuff going on in the back of the gloves. What happened was Fury’s glove that he’s chosen, which is the same thing he had last time, had little to no padding."
Read more about Wilder's claims here…
PPV is underway
The Fury vs Wilder 3 on BT Sport Box Office is live.
The PPV – which you can buy for £24.95 here – will be opened by a junior-middleweight fight between Julian Williams and Vladimir Hernandez.
Fury pays homage to a WWE legend
Fury has sent a message to WWE legend The Undertaker before his fight later on tonight…
Rest… in… Peace @undertaker #FuryWilder3 pic.twitter.com/uYrCuIGNV0
In other boxing news…
Eddie Hearn has declared that they have now officially triggered the rematch clause for Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua II. [@DAZNBoxing]
Fury vs Wilder running order and fight times
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder – 4.45am
Efe Ajagba vs Frank Sanchez – 3.45am
Robert Helenius vs Adam Kownacki – 2.45am
Jared Anderson vs Vladimir Tereshkin – 2am
Edgar Berlanga vs Marcelo Esteban Coceres – 1am
Julian Williams vs Vladimir Hernandez – 12am
30 minutes till go time
The undercard for Fury vs Wilder 3 will start in just 30 minutes on BT Sport Box office…
Find out more details about the undercard here.
Smith pays respect to Fowler
Speaking after the fight, Smith insisted he wasn't hurt by Fowler's big right hand in the first round and thought it was a clash of heads.
Fowler admitted the better man won and hinted the referee might have done him a favour by waving off the fight.
Liam Smith bts Anthony Fowler by TKO in Round 8
Liam Smith is the winner of the battle of Liverpool. He also claims the WBA International super-welterweight title with the win.
Fowler did get back to his feet after being knocked down in the eighth but the referee had seen enough.
What a win for 'Beefy'!
Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler – Round 8
Anthony Fowler is put down again by Smith with a minute to go!
And it's waved off! He gets up but the referee has taken the decision to stop the bout.
Huge win for Liam Smith.
Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler – Round 7
Fowler slips on the canvas, similar issues to the last fight.
Smith is keeping up the pressure, but Fowler definitely having success.
Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler – Round 6
The crowd are on their feet, and it appears that Fowler is steady on his as well!
Smith has control now, but Fowler is bleeding profusely and not backing off.
Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler – Round 5
Liam Smith drops Anthony Fowler!
And Smith now looking to finish this fight!
Fowler on shaky legs, will this be stopped in the corner?
Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler – Round 4
Fowler is being put under big pressure from Smith now.
Smith has cut Fowler over the left eye, and he's outworking his rival now.
It may well be two rounds apiece here.
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Shannon Courtenay believes she was hard done by with Mitchell loss
Courtenay appeared puzzled as the scorecards were read out, with one judge giving the fight as a draw while two had it in favour of Mitchell, and later stated that she felt she'd won the fight.
"I thought I won the fight," Courtenay said in an outrageous post-fight interview. "I landed the much heavier shots.
"I don't see how I lost, but I have to pay respect to her, she's now world champion. That belt ain't going to be on her waist for long.
"I've got a rematch and I'm gonna get it back."
Read our full report from Courtenay's fight by clicking here.
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