KEY POINTS

  • Wilder-Fury 3 set for Oct. 3 in Las Vegas
  • Fury will receive more from the expected revenue of the third fight
  • The third fight was initially set for July

There is no stopping the trilogy between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury from happening this year. The third chapter of the rival showdown is set on October 3 in Las Vegas, a report said.

Mike Coppinger of The Athletic broke the news on Wednesday, adding that the bout will be available in pay-per-view as well under the collaboration of ESPN and Fox. The exact venue of the fight, though, is not yet determined.

The third fight was initially scheduled for July 18 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. However, it was pushed back by the organizers due to the Coronavirus scare.

"You could not guarantee the fighters that the event would take place on that date. We couldn't convince them or ourselves," Top Rank’s Bob Arum told ESPN. "Where were they going to train for it? It just made no sense. You just have to take a step back. How are you going to sell tickets? It's absolutely ridiculous to say the fight is on when the Brits can't even get there."

But it seems the promoters are now ready to take the risk with a fixed date set for the third installment of the grudge match.

The heavyweight fighters first met in December 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles which ended in a controversial split draw. The Gypsy King then shocked the world after he forced Wilder’s corner to throw in the towel in the seventh round of their rematch in February.

The Bronze Bomber followed up the first defeat of his career by exercising his contractual right to demand an immediate third fight. And barring any more unforeseen events, his chance at redemption could be set sooner than later.

According to reports, Wilder is expected to earn 40 percent of the next bout while Fury will get the remaining 60 based on the guidelines that both fighters agreed to sign. Notably, the revenue from the rematch was evenly distributed for both fighters. Coppinger reported that about 800,000 – 850,000 buys were generated from the second bout, which is more than twice of the buys accumulated from the first meeting.