Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury Make WBC Heavyweight Title Tilt Official

By Tyler Treese Feb 21, 2020


This weekend will see the biggest boxing match of 2020 so far as Deontay Wilder will face off against Tyson Fury for a second time. The two fought for Wilder’s World Boxing Council heavyweight belt in December of 2018. The dramatic affair saw Fury outpoint Wilder throughout most of the fight but get knocked down twice, including in the final round. The end result was a controversial split decision draw. They’ll look to settle the score once and for all on Saturday night.

Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO) is widely regarded as the hardest puncher in all of combat sports. Since their first encounter, “The Bronze Bomber” notched two knockout of the year candidates against Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz. The smaller fighter, Wilder came in at just 231 pounds for the heavyweight contest.

Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO) has held nearly every heavyweight championship in the world (including the lineal title) except for the WBC belt. He’ll look to finally capture the one strap that has eluded him on Saturday night. Since their last bout, Fury picked up victories over the overmatched and unheralded Tom Schwarz and survived a nasty cut against Otto Wallin. Fury will have the size advantage in the rematch as the British boxer weighed 273 pounds for the rematch. Fury appeared heavy and did not remove his shirt on the scale.

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 will air on ESPN+ and Fox pay-per-view. The main card will kick off at 9 p.m. ET.

Fury vs. Wilder 2 Weigh-in Results:

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