After months of ceaseless speculation it has been confirmed that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will return to the ring on February 22 for a much-anticipated rematch.
The pair engaged in a fight for the ages last December which ended in a controversial draw. Since then the fighters have gone in different directions, Fury fighting Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, Deontay Wilder fighting Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz. Both men overcame their their recent opponents relatively comfortably, setting up the mouthwatering clash next spring.
It?s on! Feb. 22 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, watch me knock out Deontay Wilder AKA The Big Dosser.? Tickets on sale TOMORROW at 10 a.m. PT (6 p.m. UK).? Get your tickets at ;https://t.co/YXkHQubNzQ#WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/DAxjHE3ghr
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) December 27, 2019
The rematch will take place at the MGM Grand Arena, with tickets going on sale tomorrow. Both fighters announced the news through their social media accounts.
Fury shocked the world during the first fight between the two, recovering from what had seemed like a knockout blow in the final round. However, despite seeming to briefly lose consciousness Fury recovered and was unlucky not to have been awarded the decision.
After February 22nd there will be no more unanswered questions. I will finish what I started, and this time @Tyson_Fury will not be getting up off that canvas so quickly. I’ve proven myself time and time again and I will do it again in February. #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/GkYSzNCBAU
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) December 27, 2019
February's heavyweight figh, which will see the WBC belt up for grabs, will be Fury's first fight with renowned trainer Sugarhill Steward.