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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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.
Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler – Round 3
Fowler landing with big combinations here.
This is really heating up to be a great fight.
Two rounds for Fowler on my card, but could be 3-0 as well.
Bruce Carrington bts Cesar Cantu by unanimous decision
The Brooklyn, New York native comfortably wins his professional debut against a game Cesar Cantu with a shutout on the cards.
Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler – Round 2
Better from Smith in this round.
Could be one round each after two rounds.
Liam Smith vs Anthony Fowler – Round 1
Fowler starts confidently.
He's hurt Smith early but Smith doesn't drop.
Liam Smith and Anthony Fowler are underway
The main event in Liverpool begins.
Meanwhile in Vegas
Here at the T-Mobile Arena, we are through one fight on the long undercard.
No fans yet but it's 2.30 in the afternoon.
Lot of big fights starting now
The Fury-Wilder 3 prelims continue with Bruce Carrington's debut against Cesar Cantu.
Then in Liverpool the ring walks begin between Liam Smith and Anthony Fowler.
Back in Birmingham, Brad Foster is about to fight Jason Cunningham
Troy Williamson bts Ted Cheeseman by KO in Round 10
That was a frightening knockout from the incredibly powerful Williamson.
Cheeseman showed the heart of a lion in that fight, and hurt Williamson at times, but it wasn't enough.
Ted Cheeseman vs Troy Williamson – Round 10
Williamson finishes Cheeseman in the tenth!
He finally puts down the incredibly resilient British champion, and Troy Williamson is your new British champion!
That was brutal!
Ted Cheeseman vs Troy Williamson – Round 9
Williamson looks to have hurt Cheeseman again here, but he won't go down.
He's ripping the body, but Cheeseman is able to block the worst of the shots on his elbows.
Ted Cheeseman vs Troy Williamson – Round 8
Cheeseman buries his head in Williamson's chest and lands.
The back-and-forth in this fight is hard to keep track of.
Cheeseman working on that left hook.
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