IT was one of the greatest heavyweight contests of the modern era.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder put on a terrific show in Los Angeles when the pair went toe-to-toe in an epic draw last December – and now their rematch looks to be on after confirmation from promoter Frank Warren.
When is Fury vs Wilder II?
A DATE is yet to be confirmed for the rematch between two of the heavyweight division’s big guns.
Fury fights Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on June 15, whilst the Bronze Bomber defends his WBC title against Luis Ortiz in September.
As such, it looks like the long-awaited rematch will be in early 2020 at the earliest.
Wilder posted on his Twitter: “Well, as I always say I’m the realest Champion in the business and as I’ve mentioned before I must handle all my controversial fights ASAP. Luis Ortiz is first then Tyson Fury next.
“All Contracts have been signed already it’s officially on.”
And the news was confirmed on June 1 by Frank Warren, who revealed: “This is really exciting news for boxing fans. There will be more details to follow.
“But right now Tyson has a fight on June 15 and that’s what we’re concentrating on.”
Stay tuned to SunSport and our dedicated boxing page for any breaking developments.
Where will they fight?
FURY and Wilder met at the famous Staples Center in LA back in December 2018.
Where their next fight will be held is yet to be confirmed, but it looks set to once again be on American soil.
Wilder will be putting his WBC belt on the line and hasn’t fought outside the US since 2014.
Will it be on box office TV?
LAST year’s fight was promoted by Frank Warren – and so will the rematch.
The December meeting was broadcast on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and the same looks set to be the case for another bout.
It cost £19.95 to buy the first fight – stay tune to SunSport for details as they emerge.