Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch set for MGM Grand in Las Vegas
The highly anticipated Feb. 22 rematch between heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury is now official with a site deal complete and tickets ready to go on sale on Saturday.
Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions announced on Friday that the fight, as expected, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada and will headline a joint pay-per-view between Fury broadcaster ESPN and PBC partner Fox, which also handled Wilder’s Nov. 23 pay-per-view fight, a rematch against Luis “King Kong” Ortiz at the MGM Grand.
The undefeated fighters each spent this year successfully stepping aside and winning a pair of bouts as they paved a path to meet again on an amplified promotion. In the interim, Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz entered the heavyweight picture and created further chaos in the sport’s glamour division, with Joshua righting his catastrophic wrong from June earlier this month by avenging his lone loss to Ruiz to regain four versions (WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO) of the heavyweight title.
Another division-defining rematch is in store on Feb. 22 as Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs), the WBC heavyweight champion, will take on Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs), the lineal champion, in a rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For the first time ever, a boxing match will be a joint pay-per-view on Fox and ESPN Plus.