Tyson Fury's five-fight form guide ahead of Deontay Wilder clash

Fury defends his WBC heavyweight crown against Wilder on October 9 in Las Vegas. Here we look at the 'Gypsy King's' last five fights...

Tyson Fury takes on Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight on October 9 in Las Vegas.

After a controversial draw in their first fight in 2018, Fury more than made up for it a second time around in February 2020.

The 'Gypsy King' put in a totally dominant performance in Vegas to stop the Alabama native in round seven.

Fury had floored the American in the third and fifth rounds and constantly had his older opponent backed up. But such was the ferocity of Fury's punches in the seventh, the towel was thrown in by Wilder's corner.

Now with a new team in place, 35-year-old Wilder aims to take back the WBC title and gain "revenge in blood" in Fury vs Wilder 3.

Planet Sport looks at Fury's form going into the fight and reviews his five most recent encounters.

Deontay Wilder - February 22, 2020

The performance in Las Vegas was Fury's most destructive of his career to date. The seventh round stoppage ended Wilder's five-year reign as WBC heavyweight champion.

Trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel in round seven and undoubtedly saved his man from some heavy punishment, but it was a decision which led Wilder to axe Mark Breland.

Fury had constantly backed up Wilder, who was at the time the most-feared puncher in the division.

Fury's intentions were clear from the opening bell. He dropped the champion for the first time in a decade with a right hand in the third round. And with a clubbing left to the body in the fifth Wilder was floored again.

It was no surprise when Fury got the job done in the seventh.

A left hook rocked Wilder early in the round and when Fury pinned his opponent in the corner a flurry of right hands saw the towel come in from Wilder's corner.

Wilder, with blood streaming from his left ear, was furious, but he was way down on the scorecards.

At the time of stoppage Fury was ahead on all three judges' cards 59-52, 58-53, and 59-52.

Otto Wallin - September 14, 2019

Fury was a 1/25 shot to defeat Otto Wallin, but he was dragged the distance before winning on points.

Fury triumphed with a unanimous 116-112, 117-111, 118-110 points win, but Wallin had been more than a match for the Brit. In fact after a left hook landed right on the right brow of Fury in the third, Fury could have seen his fight over.

He fought the remaining nine rounds with a deep cut and with blood pouring from the wound. His right eye was repeatedly checked by the ringside doctor.

Wallin pawed Fury's wound at the end of the sixth, a move which clearly irked the Brit. Fury then stepped on the gas but he could not get Wallin out of there.

A barrage of blows in the ninth forced Wallin to wobble, but the Swede got to the bell.

With his shorts bloodied, Fury maintained his assault and took the centre of the ring in the closing rounds.

Wallin though hung in there and on another day would have forced a TKO with a stoppage due to the severity of the cut to Fury's eye.

Tom Schwarz - June 15, 2019

Fury wasted no time in destroying Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas with a six-minute destruction.

After a solid first round in which Fury's double jab and straight right hands were prominent, the Brit stepped on the gas in round two.

Schwarz tried to back up Fury, but the 'Gypsy King' landed with a clubbing left hand off the ropes.

Taunting his man, Fury was hitting Schwarz at will with his left. Schwarz responded with a flurry of shots which Fury swerved before a right hand brought the previously unbeaten Schwarz to his knees.

With a bloodied nose Schwarz was allowed to restart but after being pinned in the corner, the referee waved off the fight just as the towel came in, with the round all but over.

"I used the jab. I was slipping with my hands down and sliding shifted to southpaw and caught him with a straight left. It was a good shot it would have put anybody away," said Fury in the aftermath.

Deontay Wilder - December 1, 2018

Wilder and Fury fought to a draw (113-113, 115-111 Wilder, 114-112) in their first fight in Los Angeles.

It was controversial to say the least with both camps claiming to have won at the final bell.

The explosive contest saw Fury outbox Wilder for long spells. His thudding left-right combinations hurt the American. In the seventh a straight right hand buzzed Wilder, who looked to need a knockout going into the last three rounds.

In the ninth the 'Bronzer Bomber' caught Fury with a right hand before clipping him around the ear which floored him. He got to his feet though and survived the round.

He recovered and was the aggressor in the 10th before both fighters seemed to take it easy in round 11, gearing up for a final round ding dong.

And they did not disappoint with Wilder thudding a straight right hand which sent Fury to the canvas. It was a moment which has become iconic in recent boxing history with Fury looking out for the count before leaping to his feet.

Wilder had been celebrating in the ring before the Brit miraculously got to his feet. He then evaded a couple of right hand bombs from Wilder before the two men dodged each other until the final bell.

Both men celebrated with Fury climbing the ropes before Fury raised his arm in his corner.

At the verdict - a split-decision drawm - Fury shook his head, while Wilder also looked disappointed.

Dazn have since collated 27 scores from different media outlets with 15 having Fury winning and just three for Wilder; nine had it a draw.

Francesco Pianeta - August 18, 2018

Aimed at goading Wilder, Fury's ring walk music at Windsor Park was 'Sweet Home Alabama'.

The American was watching from ringside and the pair did finally tussle later in 2018.

Fury though looked to get rounds in Belfast. He dominated his limited German opponent throughout the fight. He was far too quick on his feet and continually tagged the Italy-born fighter.

He won all 10 rounds on all three judges' scorecards in an unspectacular performance which ground down his opponent.

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