File: Deontay Wilder punches Tyson Fury within the ninth spherical preventing to a draw throughout the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP
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The February 22 rematch between World Boxing Council heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will happen on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, promoters introduced on Friday.
Top Rank and Premier Boxing Champions stated tickets for the extremely anticipated bout would go on sale on Saturday, now that the venue has been confirmed.
“I’m happy and I’m excited that the rematch is finally happening,” stated Wilder, who will make his eleventh title protection.
The American is coming off a seventh-round knockout of Luis Ortiz on November 23 in Las Vegas, a victory that noticed him enhance to 43-0.
“I want to give the fans what they want to see. I’ve been doing it with my last three outings — Fury, (Dominic) Breazeale and Ortiz,” he stated.
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“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.”
Wilder and Fury fought to a cut up determination draw final December in Los Angeles.
Former world champion Fury was main on the scorecards earlier than he was knocked down by the American within the twelfth spherical.
The massive Briton beat the rely, however a second knockdown helped value him a victory.
“I proved myself the first time and I’m ready to do it again,” Wilder stated. “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.”
Fury, who survived two extreme cuts to beat Otto Wallin by unanimous determination in September, stated he was trying ahead to caring for “unfinished business” in opposition to Wilder.
“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!”