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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury – Rematch for the Heavyweight Title

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This Saturday, February 22, 2020, Deontay Wilder (42-0-1 with 41 knockouts) and Tyson Fury (29-0-1 with 20 knockouts) will lock horns again in their rematch for Wilder’s World Boxing Council heavyweight title and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title.

The fight will be televised from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on ESPN Pay per View. Their first fight, on December 1, 2018, went the distance and ended in a controversial draw. Both the 34-year old Wilder and the 31-year old Fury displayed toughness and bravado that made for a very exciting and memorable fight. There were a lot of theatrics with both fighters at points during the fight taunting their opponent by dropping their hands and daring the other to try to hit them.

Wilder’s camp claimed he should have won the fight by virtue of the fact that he knocked Fury down twice. Once in the 9th round and again in the 12th round. While Fury’s camp claimed he should have won due to the fact that he landed significantly more punches.

Wilder is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and stands 6’7” with an 83-inch reach and Fury is from the United Kingdom and stands 6’9” with and 85-inch reach. We can expect both fighters to throw their share of haymakers in an attempt to get a decisive knock out.

Wilder is the betting favorite at -116 while Fury is not far behind at -102. The over/under in how many rounds the fight will go is set at 10.5.

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