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We have a fight! Wilder-Fury II officially announced for Feb. 22

After a year+ of politics and distractions, the boxing world will finally be getting the rematch we’ve all been waiting for. it was officially announced that Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will square off one more time.

The fight between the two heavyweights will take place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 22. Both the WBC Heavyweight (Wilder) and the Lineal Heavyweight Titles (Fury) will be defended.

The first match between Wilder (42-0-1) and Fury (29-0-1) is a certified classic, thanks in large part to the spirit of both fighters. Towards the end of the fight, Wilder knocked Fury down twice with vicious blows, but the man from England would not go down so easily. He rose from the dead, a la The Undertaker, and continued the fight. Lasting all twleve rounds, the fight ended in a split decision draw.

Now, both have plenty to prove, as there can only be one decisive winner.

“I’m happy and I’m excited that the rematch is finally happening,” said Wilder in a press release. “I want to give the fans what they want to see. I’ve been doing it with my last three outings – Fury, Breazeale and Ortiz. They’ve been spectacular events – from my ring walks where I gather all the energy of the people, to my uniforms that I wear to help spread that energy. Then I give them what they all come for – the knockouts, and my knockouts have been amazing. I proved myself the first time and I’m ready to do it again. It was a very controversial fight. I promise my fans that there won’t be any controversy with this one. I’m going to finish it.”

The rematch was supposedly going to happen in 2019, but Fury shocked the world by signing a deal with ESPN and Top Rank Boxing. Wilder ended up following his own path and signed with Premier Boxing Champions. Both have fought twice since their initial encounter; Wilder knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round of their bout and finished Luis Ortiz in a rematch. Fury outclassed Tom Schwarz while also barely beating Otto Walin.

“There’s no more ducking and diving,” said Fury. “The date has been set, and the ‘Bomb Squad’ is about to be securely detonated and the real champion crowned as the world watches on for the most anticipated fight in years. This is unfinished business for me, but come February 22, this dosser will finally get what’s coming to him, and I can’t wait!”

Tickets for Wilder v. Fury II go on sale tomorrow, (Saturday 12/28) at 1 p.m. ET. 

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