Tyson Fury Confirms Deontay Wilder Rematch Is Slated For 22nd February In Las Vegas
Tyson Fury has confirmed that his long-awaited rematch with Deontay Wilder will take place on 22nd February.
The superstar Brit, 31, revealed in July that his second bout with the WBC champ, 33, had been 'signed and confirmed' for early 2020.
But Fury made an appearance on ESPN's Now or Never on Friday to reveal that the rematch would take place on 22nd February and will be held in Las Vegas.
The Brit was asked about Wilder's upcoming rematch with Luis Ortiz -- rumoured for November -- and was asked if he would reignite his rivalry for a second bout.
"Yeah, the rematch is signed February 22nd [in] Las Vegas, Nevada," he admitted.
"I broke it on TV!
"It's a done deal. If we both get through our next fights, then we're gonna fight February 22nd in the rematch."
BREAKING NEWS: @Tyson_Fury ANNOUNCES rematch date with Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) :eyes: pic.twitter.com/VQDPKfO8Bp
- Now or Never ESPN (@noworneverespn) August 17, 2019
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February 22 :calendar_spiral:@Tyson_Fury says a rematch with Deontay Wilder is set as long as they both win their next fight. https://t.co/H56QjcFPZz
- ESPN (@espn) August 17, 2019
When the 'Gypsy King' was asked what his "favourite thing" is about Wilder, he responded: "Favourite thing about Deontay Wilder... are his legs.
"They're so skinny and long [that] I feel like low kicking and snapping both legs with one kick."
Fury and Wilder traded blows in an epic clash last December
for the WBC title at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
And while the match ended in a draw, many boxing fans felt
that Fury should have won on points against the WBC kingpin.
The 'Gypsy King' will take on the unbeaten Swede Otto Wallin at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 14th September.
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