Tyson Fury puts his heavyweight world title on the line tonight in his third – and likely 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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Fury spent $1,500 on a coffee grinder during camp
Fury’s chef George Lockhart, who has also worked with the likes of Conor McGregor with his nutrition, has prepared him for the bout by cooking meals that amount to as much as 5,000 calories a day.
“Tyson uses it for performance and for a social thing. Every morning when the guys get up, everyone in the team has a cup of coffee.
“Coffee is a huge deal to Tyson. Him and Sugar Hill bought this $1500 coffee machine, it’s insane. I thought all coffee tasted the same until I tried it.”
Read more of Lockhart’s thoughts by clicking here.
Drake is backing Tyson Fury to get the job done tonight
Surprisingly, rap superstar Drake is among those big names to have sent their support to the Brit via a special video message ahead of the trilogy fight.
In Drake’s video message, the rapper labelled Fury as the “scariest man in boxing.”
The multiple-time Grammy winner said in the social media message: “This is a video for the most psycho man that I know.
“He’s mad in his head, but he has the purest heart, nicest guy. The Gypsy King, the scariest man in boxing.
“I’m wishing you the best of luck this weekend, brother. I want you to just go out there and continue the legacy.
“Do what you do. We all love you because you’re relentlessly yourself.
“So go out there and get the work done and afterwards f*****g sing your heart out or say whatever the f**k you want to say.
“I’mma tell you, brother, we’re all so proud of you. We love you. I appreciate you always staying in contact with me.
“I appreciate the encouragement, the inspiration. Yeah, man, I’m looking forward to seeing the end result this weekend.
“Wishing you the best, always. I’ll see you on the other side. F**k ’em.”
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Welcome to the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 live blog
Hello and welcome to the Mirror Fighting live blog for the Fury vs Wilder trilogy bout for the WBC world heavyweight title.
We’re going to be keeping you updated with results from around the boxing world tonight, all the way from early in the night to the main event, which is expected around 4am UK time at earliest.
Will Tyson Fury retain his world title in his first ever defence, or can Wilder land that big right hand and reclaim the gold? We’ll find out tonight.