Wilder-Fury 2: The rematch is ON as Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury agree to meet on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas
The matchup, which many believed wouldn't be made until later in the year, has been confirmed for early in the New Year, with Fury's promoters MTK Global formally announcing the clash.
The pair will meet at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas as the two undefeated heavyweights go face-to-face for a second time in a bid to produce a definitive result following their controversial draw last December.Also on rt.com All square! Champ Wilder and plucky Fury scored a draw in heavyweight title fight (PHOTOS)
During that bout, Fury dominated long spells of the contest using his slick boxing and deft footwork to leave the less-polished, but more powerful, Wilder swinging at air.
But with the Brit seemingly set for a landslide win on the scorecards, Wilder twice dropped Fury in the closing stages of the bout to earn himself a draw on the scorecards.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨The massive heavyweight rematch between @Tyson_Fury and @BronzeBomber has been confirmed for February 22 at the @MGMGrand in Las Vegas.DETAILS ➡️ https://t.co/n0Zccto01o#TeamMTKGlobalpic.twitter.com/vgyg49CWB1— MTK Global 🌍 (@MTKGlobal) December 27, 2019
Ahead of their eagerly-anticipated rematch, Fury said: “It’s on! February 22 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Watch me knock out Deontay Wilder AKA ‘The Big Dosser!”
Wilder was equally confident, saying: “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.”Also on rt.com Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder: 5 things we learned from the heavyweight clash of the year