Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) says his rematch with WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) has been signed for February 22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury, 31, isn’t certain which venue will be staging the rematch, but that’s less important than the fact that the fight has been signed – finally.
“Now or never,” lineal heavyweight champion Fury broke the news that the rematch with Wilder is signed. Fury probably didn’t make his promoters at Top Rank happy that he announced rematch before they did, but it’s all good. The earlier it’s out there the better.
For the Wilder-Fury rematch to be officially a done deal, both guys need to win their upcoming fights. Fury is making a title defense next month of his lineal heavyweight title against Otto Wallin (20-0, 13 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wallin, 6’6″, was the best tall heavyweight they could find, according to trainer Ben Davison. They wanted Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller, but that fight couldn’t be made. They also looked at Kubrat Pulev, Adam Kownacki, Trevor Bryan, Luis Ortiz, and Alexander Povetkin.