Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury 2: date, venue, how to watch, odds & prediction
Everything you need to know for the blockbuster heavyweight boxing rematch
Deontay Wilder's heavyweight boxing rematch with Tyson Fury for the WBC world title has been officially confirmed. Here are the all the details.
When is Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury 2?
The fight has been officially confirmed for Saturday February 22, 2020.
Where is the venue for Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury 2?
Wilder and Fury will meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, which is famous for staging boxing's biggest fights including Evander Holyfield v Mike Tyson II, Oscar De La Hoya v Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya v Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather v Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao.
Where can you watch Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury 2?
Wilder v Fury 2 is expected to be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office in the UK - expect the pay-per-view price to be set at around £20-25.
ESPN+ will screen the fight in the US.
What belt is on the line?
Deontay Wilder's WBC heavyweight title will be up for grabs.
What happened in the first fight?
Wilder and Fury originally faced each other in December 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Undefeated Wilder had been a heavy betting favourite as, aside from a couple of fights against low-grade opposition, Fury had been out of the game since beating Wladimir Klitschko three years earlier, and faced drug and alcohol problems and battled depression in the interim.
As a result most of his camp was focused around losing weight and getting him into fighting shape, but the fight proved to be a modern-day classic.
Fury dominated with his jab but Wilder, who had knocked out all 40 of his previous opponents, floored the Gypsy King twice - the second time in the final round - and the fight was controversially scored a draw.
What are the betting odds for Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury 2?
To win the fight
6-5 Wilder, 10-11 Fury, 22-1 draw
Method of victory
6-4 Wilder by KO
12-1 Wilder on points
5-1 Fury by KO
6-4 Fury on points
*Best odds on January 6 2020
What is the best bet for Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury 2?
The sight of the slain behemoth known as the Gypsy King climbing back to his feet as Deontay Wilder looked on in disbelief will be forever remembered as one of the most iconic moments in heavyweight boxing history, and despite most people thinking that Tyson Fury was robbed of victory on the scorecards the resulting draw perfectly sets up the rematch.
Fury has the size and skill, Wilder has the ridiculous one-punch knockout power, both fighters have Hollywood personalities and this fight has everything.
And, to make it even better, the bookies can hardly separate them - what more could you want?
Tip: Fight not to go the distance
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