The two superstars produced a thrilling encounter in Los Angeles last December, clashing in an epic draw. They have both had fights since their last clash and soon will focus on their highly-anticipated rematch.
Fury vs Wilder II will be one of next year’s biggest bouts and here’s what we know about the clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas so far.
Wilder vs Fury rematch: When is it?
Both Wilder and Fury confirmed on social media on December 27 that the rematch will take place on February 22, 2020.
The Gypsy King beat Sweden’s Otto Wallin on September 14 in a gruelling battle.
The Bronze Bomber defended his WBC title against Luis Ortiz in stunning fashion on November 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The two are now set to clash once again in the New Year.
Fury said: “The Wilder rematch has been confirmed and signed. 22nd of February, it’s on.
“This time, I haven’t been out of the ring for three years. This time, I haven’t been abusing too much alcohol. And this time, I’m going to knock him the f*** out.”
Wilder added: “All contracts have been signed already. It’s officially on.
“As I always say I’m the realest champion in the business.”
Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has confirmed the fight is all ‘set in stone’
“It is going to be like everything else with Tyson Fury and Deontay – everything is going to be spectacular,” he told iFL TV.
“It is not going to be a normal announcement, it will be like a circus.
“This promotion is going to be one of the greatest promotions – if not the greatest – in the history of boxing.
“A lot of stuff is being planned. When the announcement will be, it will be special – how it is going to be done, where it is going to be done.
“I have to keep it under wraps but with ESPN and FOX, two major networks combining… they are terrific the way they promote products and you are going to see something really special.”
Asked if the rematch may not happen on February 22, Arum responded: “No. That’s pretty good. That’s in stone.”
And he confirmed MGM Grand in Las Vegas is the likely host, adding: “That’s also sort of in stone.”
Wilder vs Fury: Tale of the Tape
Wilder – Fury
Nationality: American – British
Age: 34 – 31
Height: 6ft 7 – 6ft 9
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 83in – 85in
Record: 42-0-1 – 29-0-1
KOs: 41 – 20
Rounds: 143 – 186
Debut: 15/11/2008 – 12/6/2008
Nickname: The Bronze Bomber – The Gypsy King