The WBC champion took it to his Twitter account about his rematch with his rival, the renowned boxer. It is set to be one of the biggest fights in recent years following the controversial split draw in 2018.
Wilder vs Fury 2
The two champions have had a history in the past where they had a match on 1st December 2018. Unfortunately, the game was quite controversial, and the two had a split draw. The fight had three different judges from three different countries. The three judges had different scores. The crowd was not very happy with the results, and most of them believed that Tyson Fury did enough to Deontay Wilder.
Two weeks after the match, promoter Frank Warren started the talks for the rematch. According to Frank Warren, the talks were set to finalize in January 2019 fully. The WBC also agreed on the rematch if the terms set were decided upon.
During the talks, Warren preferred the rematch to take place in Emirates stadium located in London while Fury wanted it to be held at Old Trafford in Manchester. Wilder was okay with the rematch taking place in the UK as long as the cash was good. Wilder also added that he was looking to weigh up to 245 pounds.
The two are set to have a rematch during the first third phase of 2020, according to Bob Arum. The promoter also added that the rematch is set to be of the same magnitude as the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. He also remarked that the numbers could even surpass the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.
The two are set to have two fights in 2020, one in February as announced by Fury and another one towards the last third of the year.
- Fox PPV (USA)
- ESPN PPV (USA)
- BT Sports Box Office (UK)
In the US, Tyson Fury has already signed a TV deal with ESPN. The deal is worth more than 80 million Euros. In the UK on the hand, BT sports Box Office will air the event on pay per view. BT Sports Box Office is available on many satellite boxes at a one time fee.
Promoter Bob Arum predicts that the rematch will do a 2 million+ pay per view buys on Fox. This number looks unrealistic, but the promoter believes that the match will be one of the richest ones in the history of boxing.
The rematch is set to be aired on three of the above channels. The charges to readers and other important details will be announced later.
The promoter Frank warren has announced that the Fury vs Wilder 2 will take place on the 22nd in February 2020. Wilder confirmed this in summer and further remarked that contracts had been signed, and the date is fixed.
This is after another entertaining rematch between Wilder and Ortiz, where Wilder was the winner.
Wilder vs Fury 2: Time and Venue
During the negotiations, Fury and Frank warren had different views on the venue. Warren had Emirates in Mind while Fury preferred Old Trafford in Manchester. However, after the negotiations, the venue was confirmed to be Las Vegas, but the actual location has not yet announced.
The staples center located in Los Angeles was the first one to be chosen, but unfortunately, the bout declined to sell the 21,000 seater stadium.
Currently, the MGM grand looks to be the next venue to be chosen. It holds up the top 17,000 people. Fury himself has had a debut in June against Tom Schwartz. Wilder has also had two fights in this venue.
It is quite challenging to predict the time of the event, but most boxing events in Las Vegas events will usually starting at 4 am, and 5 am UK time.
The tickets to the most awaited rematch in 2020 are not yet out.
Just as Bob Arum remarked, this rematch is going to be a rich one in the history of boxing. It also seems both of these fighters are eagerly looking forward to the match, each one firmly believing in leaving the stage as a winner.
The two have been ridiculing the 2018 match that came out as a draw which makes this rematch, a game that would settle the ridicule.