Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury meet in a highly anticipated rematch of their controversial split-decision fight of December 2018 this Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
How to watch:
When: Saturday 22 February 2020
Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV channel: N / A
Direct: ESPN + on demand
The two star fighters reunite after their controversial and action-packed debut fight. Wilder had the most definitive moments of their initial fight dropping Fury twice, including in the 12th and final round when Fury stood up to end the fight strong. But Fury was strong in his own right.
Their first fight sold for around 325,000 on a pay-per-view basis and became one of the most talked-about fights of the past decade. There was a conversation about the score, Fury’s inability to recover from his 12th-round knockdown, and Wilder’s power.
Over the next few months, the two fought other opponents and accused each other of dodging a rematch. Fury notably signed with Top Rank, which many said was a sign that a rematch would never happen. But the rematch is of course happening.
Fury has a different trainer from the first fight, having started working with Javan “SugarHill” Steward, who Fury hopes will help him take down Wilder. Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) also said he wanted more technical boxing training ahead of this fight which could lead to a number of improvements, ranging from boxing power to better balance. and placement of shots.
Wilder will likely be looking to use similar gameplay that involves a heavy dose of his heavy right hand which has the ability to knock out Fury with any punch. Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs), has apparently changed very little, but he too is confident he can win in the highly anticipated rematch.