DEONTAY WILDER and Tyson Fury are all set for round two.
It’s more than a year since the heavyweight stars last faced each other in the ring, when a battered and bruised pair treated fight fans to an epic draw in Los Angeles.
Wilder was outboxed for the majority of the fight against FuryCredit: AP:Associated Press
It’s taken months of work behind the scenes, but the rematch is now ON and the fighters will lock horns on Saturday, February 22 in Las Vegas.
The countdown to fight night stars now, with the opening press conference set to bring the fighters face-to-face.
When is the Fury vs Wilder 2 press conference?
FURY is a born entertainer and is renowned for his colourful approach to press conferences.
From dressing as Batman to a fracas at the final presser for his first clash with the Bronze Bomber, things are never dull with the Gypsy King around.
Get excited, because the first press conference is set for TONIGHT, January 13 from 10pm.
There’s still more than a month to go until a packed evening of entertainment at the MGM Grand in Vegas.
Tyson Fury somehow got up off the canvas to earn a draw against Deontay Wilder in a Los Angeles crackerCredit: Alamy Live News
The press conference itself is a media-only event and will be held in LA.
Sadly the public can’t attend and things are due to get going at 2pm local time.
That’s 10pm here on this side of the pond.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
THE fight itself is all set to be a pay-per-view event on BT Sport Box Office.
As yet there’s no confirmed pricing.
The press conference isn’t set to be shown on any TV channels here in the UK.
But you can watch events unfold live and free on a number of YouTube streams.
These are set to include PBC on FOX and Top Rank.
What happened in the first fight?
THE first encounter in December 2018 was one of the fights of the decade.
Fury memorably climbed from the canvas late in the contest, forcing a dramatic draw after bobbing and weaving his way impressively through 11 rounds.
But a huge right hand in the last from Wilder looked to have ended the Mancunian’s challenge – only for the 6ft9 giant to clamber back from the jaws of defeat and dance around the desperate American until the bell.
Many fans thought that Fury had done enough to snatch the belt, despite the knockdown in the final round.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are likely to have a trilogy of fightsCredit: Reuters
But he had to make do with a draw and there has been talk of another fight ever since.
Both fighters have kept busy whilst the rematch was negotiating, with Wilder seeing off Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz by KO to retain his WBC crown.
Whilst Fury continued to boost his profile with American audiences by beating both Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin in Sin City, whilst he picked up new supporters with a bizarre stint in the WWE.
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk