Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury II is finally here.
The rematch the boxing world has been calling for is set to get underway today at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand.
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Wilder’s WBC Heavyweight belt will be on the line when challenger and Lineal Champion Fury attempts to get the better of the American.
After their last fight in December, 2018 ended in a controversial split-decision draw, the two have been edging towards this blockbuster rematch and the time has come.
Both with unbeaten records in the ring, one man will walk out with their perfect record in tact and take the mantle as the heavyweight king.
The boxing world has been eagerly awaiting the rematch.Source:Getty Images
Wilder will enter the ring last and it’s his walkouts that have become a show all on their own thanks to the champs masks and outfits. The wild looks don’t come cheap with the latest look costing him a cool $A60,000.
The one for the mega showdown is set to live up to the billing with Wilder saying the design will celebrate Black History Month.
“Oh my goodness! It’s going to be amazing man,” Wilder said to TMZ Sports.
“Come Saturday night, one of the things that I made a promise to myself talking to my advisor Al (Haymon), when I got to a certain point into my career, I said, ‘I wanna give the boxing fans, I wanna give the world something that they can remember me by’.
“Not only just the knockouts, but me expressing myself before coming out and entering into the ring.
“Along with the music it’s going to be a big tribute to a lot of the men and women that paved the way for us, this is Black History Month, and I am just going to be paying tribute to that.
“I hope a lot of people take away this event and a lot of what we are doing, and witness greatness.
“Spending money on these costumes and stuff, whether it’s ($10K to $40K), I know they’re going to turn to millions.
“It’s gonna be 10 million, 40 million, after I get finished, because of the things I’ve done in boxing and the way I was able to do it in.”
Wilder’s look the last time he and Fury fought.Source:AFP
TALE OF THE TAPE
Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder — Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury
Age: 34 — 31
Fight record: 43 (42-1-0, 41 KOs) — 30 (29-1-0, 20 KOs)
Height: 6 foot, 7 inch (201cm) — 6 foot, 9 inch (206cm)
Weight: 231 pounds (104kg) — 273 pounds (123kg)
Reach: 83 inch (210cm) — 85 inch (215cm)
ALL THE FIGHT DETAILS
The fight takes place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand with the main card getting underway from 1pm (AEDT) on Sunday, February 23.
Wilder enters the fight as the favourite, according to TAB, narrowly ahead of the challenger Fury. The shortest odds for the result are Wilder by KO/TKO with Fury favoured to win on the scorecards.
WILDER v FURY FIGHT CARD + (walk out times)
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury (WBC Heavyweight title) — not before 3pm (AEDT)
Charles Martin vs. Gerald Washington (Heavyweight)
Emanuel Navarrete vs. Jeo Tupas Santisima (WBO Jr. Featherweight title)
Sebastian Fundora vs. Daniel Lewis (Jr. Middleweight) — 1pm
Subriel Matias vs. Petros Ananyan (Jr. Welterweight)
Amir Imam vs. Javier Molina (Welterweight)
Rolando Romero vs. Arturs Ahmetovs (Lightweight)
Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Matt Conway (Jr. Lightweight)
Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Corey Champion (Welterweight)
Isaac Lowe vs. Alberto Guevara (Featherweight)
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