Tyson Fury's world heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder takes place this weekend and we have everything you need to know.
The wait for one of the most eagerly-anticipated rematches in boxing history is almost here as the unbeaten 'Gypsy King' (29-0-1, 20 KOs) gets a second crack at Wilder's WBC belt that so many fans around the world believed he won the first time round in that unforgettable bout back in December 2018.
On that occasion, of course, Fury impressively outboxed the 'Bronze Bomber' (42-0-1, 41 KOs) for large periods although he did have to defy two knockdowns - including a particularly brutal one in a dramatic 12th round - to survive to the final bell.
The resulting draw is the only blemish on either fighter's record although the judges scores of 115-111, 112-114 and 113-113 appeared more harsh on the lineal heavyweight champion, who still holds that status by virtue of being the man who beat the then WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015 before vacating the titles.
Since their first meeting, Fury kept himself in shape with victories in Las Vegas over Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin - not to mention a short stint in WWE - as Wilder twice defended his belt with knockout wins over Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz.
Here's some key details ahead of the fight at the iconic MGM Grand on Saturday night (Sunday morning UK time) including the latest odds, betting tips, both fighters' records, TV information, start times, tale of the tape, the undercard and a look at how the first bout unfolded.
When and where is the fight?
- Fight night: Saturday February 22 (Sunday morning UK time)
- TV Channel: BT Sport Box Office (£24.95, scroll down for more booking details)
- TV Time: Coverage starts midnight, main event approx 4am GMT (Sunday)
- Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
- Title: Wilder's WBC heavyweight title and Fury's 'lineal' champion status
- Records: Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs),
- Radio coverage: BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT
- Weigh-in: Friday, February 21, 2230 GMT
- Sky Bet odds: Wilder 10/11, Fury 10/11, Draw 20/1 (Click to bet)
Wilder v Fury 2: Who is favourite and what are the odds?
Fury is a bigger price than his opponent to win by knockout - 7/2 to Wilder's 5/4 - but if it does goes the distance, the British fighter is given a clear edge. Fury is 13/8 to win by decision, whereas Wilder is a 10/1 chance. Here is a selection of Sky Bet specials although these prices may change...
- Fury to win in rounds 1-3: 25/1 (Wilder: 10/1)
- Fury to win in rounds 4-6: 16/1 (Wilder: 6/1)
- Fury to win in rounds 7-9: 12/1 (Wilder: 7/1)
- Fury to win in rounds 10-12: 20/1 (Wilder: 10/1)
- Fury to be knocked down in rounds 1-6: 13/8 (Wilder 11/2)
- Over 2.5 knockdowns: 7/1
- Fury to be knocked down but win on points: 3/1
- Both fighters to be knocked down but Fury win on points: 16/1
- Wilder to win by split decision: 40/1
- Fury's corner to throw in the towel to end fight: 7/1
- Fight to go the distance: 11/10 yes, 4/6 no
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Betting tips and predictions
Boxing expert Chris Oliver previews Saturday's huge heavyweight rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in Las Vegas and you can check it out by clicking on the image below.
Wilder v Fury 2: Tale of the Tape
Boxing expert Chris Oliver provides his tactical analysis ahead of Wilder v Fury 2 as he assesses what both men need to do in order to prevail in the eagerly-anticipated rematch.
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Key talking points
Our boxing expert Chris Oliver discusses the main talking points ahead of Wilder v Fury 2 including the hype, judging, Fury's change in trainer, the danger of being cut and both fighters' respective futures.
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Wilder v Fury: What happened in the first fight?
Fury travelled to Los Angeles in December 2018 as challenger to Wilder's WBC heavyweight title, both fighters putting unbeaten records on the line.
The fight ended in a controversial draw, with one judge scoring victory for Wilder, another for Fury, and a third going 113-113.
Many felt that Fury, who won 'Comeback of the Year' from The Ring magazine having been knocked down twice yet somehow got to the final bell, was unfortunate not to be given the decision.
Fury threw fewer punches but with a much higher level of accuracy, although his caused the most damage with Fury appearing certain to suffer a knockout defeat before getting off the canvass in the 12th and final round - to the obvious surprise of his opponent.
"I think with the two knockdowns, I definitely won the fight," claimed Wilder. "We poured our hearts out tonight. We're both warriors, but with those two drops, I think I won the fight."
Fury, who pointed to his willingness to travel to Germany to face Wladimir Klitschko and to come to California to face Wilder, disagreed.
"I got knocked down twice, but I still believe I won that fight," he said. "I'm being a total professional here. I went to Germany to fight Klitschko, and I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder.
"God bless America. The 'Gypsy King' has returned. That man is a fearsome puncher, and I was able to avoid that. The world knows I won the fight."
Wilder v Fury 2: What TV channel is it on, what time does it start and how much is it?
UK viewers can watch the fight via BT Sport Box Office (Sky channels 494/495) or via BT Player on your BT TV box or online at bt.com/sportboxoffice. The fight costs £24.95 and is available to order from now.
The coverage of the whole fight card (scroll down for undercard) will start from 0200 BST on Sunday September 15 UK time, with the main event expecting to begin around 0400 BST.
How to watch on BT TV, Sky, Virgin, Online, mobile & streaming
BT TV customers can use their remote control to buy Wilder v Fury 2. Simply press the ‘BT Player’ button then ‘Buy Now’ on the event, which will be shown on channel 494.
BT Sport on Sky customers or any Sky customer who bought any of our previous BT Sport Box Office events can use their remote control to buy Wilder vs Fury 2. Sky customers who are new to BT Sport Box Office need to register and buy Wilder vs Fury 2 here.
Anyone who wants to live stream Wilder vs Fury 2 can simply follow these instructions to buy the fight and then watch either on the website link provided or via the BT Sport Box Office app.
EE, Three, Vodafone and O2 customers watching online or via the app can choose to add the payment to their mobile bill. Wilder vs Fury 2 will also be compatible with Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay.
Virgin TV customers can press ‘On Demand’ and then ‘Live Events’ on their remote control to order Wilder vs Fury 2.
TalkTalk TV customers can watch the fight by visiting channel 494 and entering their PIN number to pay using their remote.
If you can't watch the fight live, there will be repeat showings of Wilder vs Fury 2 on BT Sport Box Office every hour from 9am on Sunday 23 February until 11pm on Monday 24 February.
Wilder v Fury 2: Full undercard
- Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington (Heavyweight)
- Emanuel Navarrete vs Jeo Santisima (Super-Bantamweight)
- Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis (Super-Welterweight)
- Subriel Matias vs Petros Ananyan (Super-Lightweight)
- Amir Imam vs Javier Molina (Super-Lightweight)
- Rolando Romero vs Arturs Ahmetovs (Lightweight)
- Gabriel Flores Jr vs Matt Conway (Lightweight)
- Vito Mielnicki Jr vs Corey Champion (Welterweight)
- Isaac Lowe vs Alberto Guevara (Featherweight)
What is Tyson Fury's record?
The unbeaten Tyson Fury has fought 29 times in his career and has won 28 of them, with the only 'blemish' being the draw with Wilder that many felt he did enough to win on the judges card - despite having to come back from a stunning knockdown Lazarus-style.
It wasn't the first time he had to pick himself up from the canvas in the USA against a home fighter, having also done the same against former world cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Garden back in 2013.
Four fights and two years after this superb seventh-round stoppage victory, Fury found himself up against the great Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, where he demonstrated remarkable intelligence and composure as the underdog to outbox him and claim the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.
The 31-year-old Mancunian had to relinquished those belts after much-publicised mental health problems and a ban for a failed drugs test, while he also had big problems with his diet, ballooning to 28 stone during the toughest period in his life so far.
But he's now produced one of the great comebacks the sport has ever seen to get his career firmly back on track and after a knockout victory over Tom Schwarz and a gutsy points triumph over Otto Wallin, in which he suffered a bad cut early on, he can now target the very top of boxing again.
He has of course also enjoyed a short stint in the WWE to keep himself in shape!
What is Deontay Wilder's record?
Wilder won bronze at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing before turning pro later that year, aged just 23. Since then he's enjoyed a spectacular knockout-heavy rise through the ranks and won the WBC title in 2015 by defeating Bermane Stiverne on points.
That performance - along with his 2018 victory over Luis Ortiz in which he had the Cuban down three times en route to a 10th-round stoppage despite being in trouble midway through the fight - were two of his standouts while he also ended Audley Harrison's career in 2013 with a brutal victory inside the opening round.
Since the draw with Fury, Wilder knocked out Dominic Breazeale inside the opening round while he also stopped Ortiz in the seventh of their rematch back in November.