Tyson Fury out-boxed Deontay Wilder, but "The Bronze Bomber" made him taste the canvas twice — with the second knockdown receiving an arguably late ring count that could have saved the "Gypsy King." That was the controversy that stemmed from their first fight, which ended in a split draw in December 2018.
Now, Wilder and Fury both vow to not leave it in the judges' hands, with each predicting a knockout as they run it back for the highly anticipated rematch. Wilder's WBC title and Fury's lineal championship will be on the line Saturday, Feb. 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) plans on picking up where he left off with that 12th-round knockdown that Fury rose from in their initial clash.
"This point in time, he won't be able to get up," Wilder promised during a January press conference.
"This is unfinished business that I will finish," he continued. "I will do exactly what I said I will do — I'm gonna knock him out. Like I told him, I'm the lion, I'm the king of the jungle and come Feb. 22, I'm going to rip his head off his body."
Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs), too, plans on resuming where he left off against Wilder by asserting his boxing brilliance. This time, however, he wants to use that sweet science ability as a setup for the KO blow.
"I'm going to go out there, give him a boxing lesson and I'm going to knock him out," Fury said during a Q&A segment of the same January press conference. "That's exactly what I'm going to do."
Both champions took different routes in 2019 to meet back in the ring for their first fight in 2020. Fury defeated a couple of virtually unknown boxers via a second-round TKO of Tom Schwarz in June and a tougher-than-expected unanimous decision over Otto Wallin in September. Meanwhile, Wilder flattened Dominic Breazeale with a first-round KO in May and crushed Luis Ortiz in a rematch of their own by seventh-round KO in November.
The winner will most certainly line himself up for a shot against unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua down the road with undisputed glory on the line.
Here’s a complete guide to Wilder vs. Fury 2, with information on how to watch the fight, betting odds, undercard information and more.
When is Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2?
- Date: Saturday, Feb. 22
- Prelims: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET
The Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 main card will kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Feb. 22. Before the main card gets underway, a pre-show begins at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the undercards at 7:30 p.m.
Wilder vs. Fury 2 live stream: How to watch
The pre-show and prelims are available on ESPNEWS and FS1. At 8 p.m., the prelims continue on ESPN and FS1.
The Wilder vs. Fury 2 main card is an ESPN+/FOX joint pay-per-view. It can be live streamed through the Fox Sports app and ESPN+ and is also available via major cable and satellite providers.
How much does Wilder vs. Fury 2 cost?
The Wilder vs. Fury 2 ESPN+/FOX pay-per-view costs $79.99.
Where is Wilder vs. Fury 2 taking place?
The Wilder vs. Fury rematch will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas after they fought to a controversial split draw in their original bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles back in December 2018. Wilder isn't a stranger to Las Vegas, as this marks his fifth pro fight in the boxing hub. He defeated Luis Ortiz in their rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in November. The bout will mark Fury's third straight fight in Las Vegas, as he defeated his past two opponents, Otto Wallin and Tom Schwarz, in "Sin City."
Wilder vs. Fury 2 betting odds
Bovada has it razor thin between Wilder and Fury in this rematch, with Fury as the slight favorite at -110, signaling that you'd need to bet $110 to win $100. Wilder has been given -120 odds, meaning that a $120 bet would net you $100 with a victory from "The Bronze Bomber."
Deontay Wilder record and bio
- Name: Deontay Wilder
- Nationality: American
- Born: Oct. 22, 1985
- Height: 6-7
- Reach: 83 inches
- Total fights: 43
- Record: 42-0-1 with 41 knockouts
Tyson Fury record and bio
- Name: Tyson Fury
- Nationality: British
- Born: Aug. 12, 1988
- Height: 6-9
- Reach: 85 inches
- Total fights: 30
- Record: 29-0-1 with 20 knockouts
Wilder vs. Fury 2 fight card
- Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight titles
- Charles Martin vs. Gerald Washington; Heavyweight
- Emanuel Navarrete vs. Jeo Tupas Santisima for Navarrete's WBO jr. featherweight title
- Sebastian Fundora vs. Daniel Lewis; Jr. middleweight
- Subriel Matias vs. Petros Ananyan; Jr. welterweight
- Amir Imam vs. Javier Molina; Welterweight
- Rolando Romero vs. Arturs Ahmetovs; Lightweight
- Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Matt Conway; Jr. lightweight
- Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Corey Champion; Welterweight
- Isaac Lowe vs. Alberto Guevara; Featherweight