British heavyweight Tyson Fury says his rematch against Deontay Wilder is ‘confirmed and signed’ – and revealed the duo will battle for the second time on February 22 2020.
Fury fought Wilder in December last year with the scrap ending in a controversial split draw. Many thought the Brit had done enough to win the fight and with it Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title, despite being knocked down twice in the fight.
The second knockdown, in the 12th round of the fight, was powerful and seemed to have stopped Fury. But he defied expectation to get up from the canvas and saw out the remaining seconds to hear the final bell.
In footage shared on YouTube, Fury says: “The Wilder rematch has been confirmed and signed. 22nd of February, it’s on. This time, I haven’t been out of the ring for three years. This time, I haven’t been abusing too much alcohol. And this time, I’m going to knock him the f**k out.”
The fight last December is the only bout in which either man has not claimed victory in their careers. Fury returned to action last month against little-known German Tom Schwarz, stopping his opponent in the second round in Las Vegas.
Wilder fought against Dominic Breazeale in May, recording the 40th knockout win of his 42-fight career by stopping his opponent in the first round. The American will fight again in September against Luis Ortiz, with Fury also set to lace them up in October ahead of the Wilder rematch.
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