Deontay Wilder celebrates after defeating Luis Ortiz in the WBC heavyweight title boxing match in November. Photo: John Locher/AP
Deontay Wilder celebrates after defeating Luis Ortiz in the WBC heavyweight title boxing match in November. Photo: John Locher/AP

Set for February showdown, Fury, Wilder hype upcoming bout

Time of article published Dec 27, 2019

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LONDON  Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder took to Twitter on Friday to hype their highly anticipated rematch at Las Vegas' MGM Grand next year, after a draw in 2018 allowed Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight title and left scores unsettled.

"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," Wilder (@BronzeBomber) wrote. "I’ve proven myself time and time again and I will do it again in February."

Britain's Fury summed up his plans: "Watch me knock out Deontay Wilder."

Each side of the February. 22 bout will get 50% of the purse, according to prior reports.

It is widely expected that the winner of the bout will get the opportunity to go toe-to-toe against boxing's main man of the moment currently, the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO unified champion of the world, Anthony Joshua.

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