Wilder vs Fury II: Everything you need to know about the fight

Wilder vs Fury II is the most anticipated rematch heavyweight boxing in some time and will see two top fighters in the division settle who is ‘the man’.

There is already talk of a third edition of Wilder vs Fury but it seems likely that the winner of this bout will go on to face Anthony Joshua in a unification bout.

Where is the fight?

The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The headlining match is expected to start at around 06:00 am SAST.

Wilder vs Fury II: schedule and running order

The undercard starts at 20:30 Saturday 22 February.

20:30 Vito Mielnicki Jr vs Corey Champion (Welterweight, 4 rounds)

21:00: Rolando Romero vs Arturs Ahmetovs (Lightweight, 8 rounds)

21:30: Gabriel Flores Jr vs Matt Conway (Lightweight, 8 rounds)

22:00: Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis (Super-Welterweight, 10 rounds)

23:30: Subriel Matias vs Petros Ananyan (Super-Lightweight, 10 rounds)

00:00: Isaac Lowe vs Alberto Guevara (WBC International Featherweight title, 10 rounds)

01:00: Amir Imam vs Javier Molina (Super-Lightweight, 10 rounds)

01:30: Emanuel Navarrete vs Jeo Santisima (WBO Super-Bantamweight title, 12 rounds)

02:30: Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington (Heavyweight, 12 rounds)

06:00: Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury (WBO Heavyweight title, 12 rounds)

Who are the punters backing?

Wilder is currently favoured by the betting public who seem to believe in the power of the Bronze Bomber over the trickery of the Gyspy King.

Fury has been playing mind games with Wilder but most punters aren’t buying into his hype.

How can you watch the fight?

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Wilder vs Fury II: Boxers Deontay Wilder (L) and Tyson Fury (R) face-off during a press conference in Los Angeles, California on January 25, 2020, ahead of their re-match fight in Las Vegas on February 22. (Photo by RINGO CHIU / AFP)

The entire card can be streamed online as a pay-per-view event on ESPN+ and BT Sport (UK Only). In South Africa, Supersport 1 and 8 will air the headline fight: Wilder vs Fury II. 

The Supersport feed will cross live to Las Vegas at 04:00.

Why is Wilder vs Fury II the most anticipated boxing match in years?

The calibre of this match has split Boxing pundits with some heralding the rematch of the 2018 WBC Heavyweight Title fight as a new dawn for boxing. Still, others say that this fight shows how far the sport has fallen.

The fight is captivating as an idea after the way the first fight ended. That match was declared a draw despite Wilder coming within a second of earning a Knockout win over Fury. Fury had bobbed and weaved and dominated the early going.

Both men believe they won the first fight, Wilder held onto his WBC title and Fury remained the lineal heavyweight champion of the world. This fight is about massive egos, but hopefully it will spur these men on to produce a great fight.

Wilder vs Fury II: Tale of the Tape

The final weigh-in saw Fury come in at 273lbs ahead of the WBC heavyweight title showdown, while Wilder also packed on the pounds, hitting the scales at 231lbs – the heaviest of his professional career.

Nickname Bronze Bomber Gypsy King
Record 42-0-1, 41 KOs 29-0-1, 20 KOs
Titles WBC heavyweight Lineal heavyweight
Age 34 31
Height 6-foot-7 6-foot-9
Reach 83 inches 85 inches
Stance  Orthodox Orthodox
Hometown Tuscaloosa, Alabama Manchester, England
Best Wins Luis Ortiz (TKO10/KO7, 2018/2019), Bermane Stiverne (UD12/KO1, 2015/2017), Dominic Breazeale (KO1, 2019) Wladimir Klitschko (UD12, 2015), Dereck Chisora (UD12/TKO10, 2011/2014), Steve Cunningham (KO7, 2013)
Odds -125 +105

What will the result be?

There is doubt among everyone regarding this fight and while Fury has the support of some notable figures in boxing, Wilder appears to be the smart choice.

The great variable is Fury and which iteration of the Gypsy King turns up in Las Vegas.

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