Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 is the biggest boxing match of the year. The third installment in this trilogy of electrifying battles takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with the heavyweight belts from Fury WBC and The Ring. The first fight against Fury Wilder ended in a draw, in the second part Fury defeated Wilder by knockout.
Wilder will seek revenge for his loss as Fury seeks to continue his undefeated streak with Fury Wilder 3. The anticipation for the blockbuster boxing match is sky high, with BT Sport Box Office the exclusive broadcaster in Great Britain.
Fury Wilder 3 coverage begins on Sunday, October 10th at 12pm, with the two fighters expected to begin their ring walk around 4:30 a.m. UK time. The PPV price for Fury Wilder 3 is £ 24.95 on BT Sport Box Office in the UK, but it’s way more in the US – $ 79.99 with ESPN and FOX.
As always with paid sports broadcasts, there is a risk that countless fans will try to access illegal free live streams and end up not paying a single cent.
However, anyone who wants to watch a free Fury Wilder livestream this weekend is going to have a frustrating night.
BT has announced that it will “proactively” block illegal live streams of Fury Wilder 3.
This news comes courtesy of Richard Crisp, anti-piracy manager at BT, who warned cyber pirates: “It’s an exciting weekend for fight fans across the UK as Fury and Wilder will put their long-standing feud to bed as they go to bed compete a third and final time with the heavyweight belts of the WBC and the ring on the line. The fight will only be broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office and I would like to encourage viewers to think twice about watching an illegal stream. If you are in the UK or Ireland and you are not looking at BT Sport Box Office then you are watching illegally.
“This weekend we will be proactive again to interrupt illegal streams of war at night.”
While Kieron Sharp, the CEO of FACT – the UK’s leading organization for the protection of intellectual property – warned of the dangers of accessing illegal live streams.
Risks include your sensitive personal information being compromised, exposed to online fraud, or subsequently hacked.
Sharp said: “Tyson Fury’s third fight against Deontay Wilder this Saturday is very excited. However, some might be tempted to avoid payments and not see through unauthorized sources. Often people are unaware of the dangers of illegal streaming, but it is important that they understand the risks.
“Our research shows that the majority (64 percent) of respondents believe that they would be compromising their personal information by streaming illegally.
“And they are right to be concerned, one in three (33 percent) admitted having experienced fraud, hacked or exposed to online fraud through illegal streaming.
“Almost a quarter (23 percent) of those surveyed have now received a request for personal information while streaming.
“We urge boxing fans to protect their personal information and to legally follow the fight.”