Fury vs Wilder heavyweight rematch confirmed
The hotly-anticipated rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is "in stone" for February 22nd, according to promoter Bob Arum.
The pair fought an epic 12-round showdown at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles back in December 2018 that ended in a controversial split decision draw.
While there has been no formal announcement yet, the rematch is likely to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on February 22.
"Like everything with Tyson Fury, everything is going to be spectacular," Arum told IFL TV.
"This is going to be like a circus. This promotion is going to be one of the greatest promotions in the history of boxing.
"So a lot of things are being planned, when the announcement is, and how it's going to be done.
"Where it's going to be done, I'm not going to reveal it, because they'll slit my throat if I do.
"I have to keep it under wraps. But with ESPN and Fox combining, they're idea guys, and with the way they promote products, they're something special.
"The American public are going to be seeing a lot of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, I think that's pretty good, That's in stone."
When pushed on whether the fight would indeed be at the MGM Grand in Vegas, Arum replied, "That's also sort of in stone, but that'll be finalised this week.
"The formal announcement will come in spectacular fashion that will go around the world."
The first fight finished in a controversial draw, with many fancy feeling that Tyson Fury should have won.
The hulking Brit survived a huge 12th round combination from Wilder that left him lying flat on his back, shocking fans by beating the count and resuming the fight.
🥊 Ring Magazine's heavyweight rankings:— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) December 13, 2019
1⃣ Tyson Fury
2⃣ Deontay Wilder
3⃣ Anthony Joshua
4⃣ Dillian Whyte
5⃣ Luis Ortiz
6⃣ Andy Ruiz Jr
7⃣ Alexander Povetkin
8⃣ Joseph Parker
9⃣ Adam Kownacki
🔟 Kubrat Pulev pic.twitter.com/ODZoG3FbB2
Since then, a bloodied Fury defeated Otto Wallin in September, while Wilder dispatched of Luis Ortiz for a second time last month.
Originally published in The Sun and republished with permission