Description The long-awaited rematch of heavyweight titans is set, as undefeated WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and unbeaten lineal champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury will continue their rivalry in the ring on Saturday, February 22 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in a historic, joint FOX Sports PPV & ESPN+ PPV.
The fight was a rematch after the controversial split decision draw between Wilder and Fury on December 1, 2018. 27 leading Boxing journalists and publications scored the bout 15 for Fury as the winner and 3 for Wilder with 9 scoring it a draw. After the bout, there were calls for an immediate rematch. The WBC announced in February 2019 that there would not be an immediate rematch as Fury signed a contract with ESPN and Top Rank that meant the negotiations would be more difficult as the rematch would be a co-promotion, of which there had only been two before: Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson in 2002 and Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
As the rematch was delayed, Fury and Wilder both scheduled fights for the interim. On May 18, 2019, Wilder faced Dominic Breazeale (20–1, 18 KOs) and recorded a first-round KO. A few weeks later on June 15, 2019, Fury took on Tom Schwarz (24–0, 16 KOs) and scored a second-round TKO. Fury followed this stoppage win with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over Otto Wallin (20–0, 13 KOs) on September 14, 2019. Wilder then had a rematch with Luis Ortiz (31–1, 26 KOs) on November 23, 2019, and won by seventh-round KO.
Both Fury and Wilder called each other out after their fights, and the rematch was officially announced on December 27, 2019 for February 22, 2020 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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Result Description Main Card (PPV)
Heavyweight United Kingdom Tyson Fury def. United States Deontay Wilder TKO 7/12 1:39
Heavyweight United States Charles Martin def. United States Gerald Washington TKO 6/12 1:57
Junior featherweight Mexico Emanuel Navarrete def. Philippines Jeo Santisima TKO 11/12 2:20
Light middleweight United States Sebastian Fundora def. Australia Daniel Lewis UD 10
Light welterweight United States Javier Molina def. United States Amir Imam UD 8
Light welterweight Russia Petros Ananyan def. Puerto Rico Subriel Matías UD 10