Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury produced the kind of fireworks and high drama that boxing fans dream of back in December 2018. The only thing missing from the controversial split draw a decisive result.
Well, Wilder and Fury will look for just that Saturday night, when they have their highly-anticipated rematch from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and live on pay-per-view. Both Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title and Fury’s lineal title will be on the line.
Heading into the fight, “The Bronze Bomber” hasn’t pulled any punches about making the “Gypsy King” his very own Black History Month moment. That’s after Wilder came close to securing a 12th-round KO of Fury in their first fight.
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“They picked the wrong month for this fight to happen,” Wilder told DAZN News earlier in the week. “When I knock ‘The Gypsy Queen’ out, he’ll become a Black History Month trivia question.”
Fury, who out-boxed Wilder in their initial clash, doesn’t see the WBC champ fulfilling his wish. In fact, he’s aiming to stop Wilder inside of two rounds.
“The ol’ knockdown of the ‘Gypsy King’ was very active online and all over the world,” Fury said. “But the thing Wilder must be thinking is, ‘I hit that guy with my hardest punch in Round 12, and he got up. What do I have to do to keep him down?’
“He could not keep me down in the 12th round, so now I want to see if he is able to get up off the floor. I don’t think he has the guts to get up.”
Will Wilder be able to knock Fury down again and this time keep him down? Or will we see Fury box circles around Wilder en route to victory?
Sporting News is tracking live updates and round-by-round highlights from every fight on the Wilder vs. Fury 2 card. Follow along below for complete results.
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 live updates, highlights
8:30 p.m.: Petros Ananyan came roaring back to defeat Subriel Matias 96-93, 95-94, 95-94 toward the unanimous decision. Check out the action from the pivotal seventh round.
8:00 p.m.: Welcome to Sporting News’ live blog for the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury 2 card. We’re still in undercard action, as Subriel Matias is currently giving Petros Ananyan the business.
The main card is an hour away. Park it here tonight for live updates, fight results and highlights for what’s sure to be a memorable event.
What time does the Wilder vs. Fury 2 fight start?
Broadcast coverage of the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury rematch will tbegin with a preshow at 7 p.m. ET followed by the undercard at 7:30 p.m. The pay-per-view main card is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET. Expect Fury and Wilder to make their ring walks for the main event between 11 p.m. and midnight.
Wilder vs. Fury 2 fight card
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