Former Longtime Heavyweight Champion Wilder Shows Off Preparations for Championship Showdown Against Fury Live on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 24 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
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Former longtime heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder laid down the gauntlet in a video posted to his Instagram this week, as the power-puncher displayed the measures he is taking in training camp to regain his title on Saturday, July 24 in a trilogy showdown against Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury live on pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“You say you’re a semi-truck, but I’m a freight train!” Exclaimed Wilder in the video, responding to Fury’s boast during their Los Angeles press conference.
Reactions to the social media post were mostly met with comments of his bad form in the video and questioning how much the two spotters helped to move the weights for him. One comment warned Wilder not to arch his back when lifting heavy weights in case of damage to the spine, as you can see his back arching upwards away from the flat bench in the clip. Many others claimed to have lifted the same weight whilst being a lot lighter and smaller than than the 6ft 7" heavyweight.
Will the “Deontay Wilder Express” be right on time to dismantle Fury's Diesel truck parts and make the Alabama-native a two-time heavyweight world champion? Or will Fury “truck” through Wilder and cement his claim to the heavyweight crown? The sporting world will have to wait until July 24 to find out.
Tickets for Fury vs. Wilder III are on sale now and can be purchased at www.t-mobilearena.com or www.axs.com. The event is promoted by Top Rank, BombZquad Promotions, TGB Promotions and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions. A Premier Boxing Champions presentation.
Fury vs. Wilder III will see two heavyweight kings meet for a third world title showdown as undefeated WBC world champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury puts his title on the line against former longtime heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder Saturday, July 24 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The resumption of one of the great heavyweight feuds, Fury vs. Wilder III will be broadcast live on pay-per-view.
The pay-per-view undercard will see 2016 Nigerian Olympian “The One and Only” Efe Ajagba will take on fellow unbeaten Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sánchez in the 10-round co-main event, plus the 12-round rematch between Finland’s Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius and Polish star Adam “Babyface” Kownacki. The eight-round pay-per-view opener will see Toledo-born Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson step up in class against undefeated Russian contender Vladimir Tereshkin.