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Tyson Fury confirms rematch with Deontay Wilder

By Vincent Ashitey
Tyson Fury confirms rematch with Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury confirms rematch with Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury has confirmed that he’s signed the contract for his rematch with Deontay Wilder.

The fight will take place on February 22 2020, although the venue hasn’t been announced yet.

Fury and Wilder fought out a draw in December last year, in what was a controversial split decision.

Now the fighters will have another chance to come out on top, while one man’s undefeated streak could come to a crushing end.

“The Wilder rematch has been confirmed and signed,” Fury said in YouTube footage. “22nd of February. It’s on.

“This time, I haven’t been out of the ring for three years. This time, I haven’t been abusing too much alcohol. And this time, I’m going to knock him the f*** out.”

Many fans thought Fury did enough to win the fight after 12 rounds, despite being knocked down in the final round.

The Brit was knocked down twice in the fight, and the 12th round knockdown appeared to be the final act.

But Fury somehow managed to get to his feet while Wilder was celebrating.

Last December’s showdown was the first time either man has failed to record a victory in a professional fight.

Meanwhile, both fighters have since returned to the ring since their heavyweight clash.

Fury travelled to Las Vegas to face German Tom Schwarz. He entered the ring dressed Rocky character Apollo Creed as he aimed to gain more US fans.

The fight didn’t last long, and Schwarz was subsequently knocked out in just the second round.