Tyson Fury confirms date for Deontay Wilder rematch
WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has confirmed that he will rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder next year.
Fury told fans at a Q+A event at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford that he would fight Wilder on the 22nd of February, 2020, and that this time he would knock out the undefeated American.
Fury said: “The rematch has been confirmed and signed. 22nd of February, it's on the rematch. This time I haven't been out the ring for three years, this time I haven't been abusing too much alcohol, and this time I am going to knock him the f*** out.”
Fury defeated German Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas last month and won the crowd over with his post-fight singing of Aerosmith's I don't wanna miss a thing.
He also entered the fight dressed as Uncle Sam and Wilder said that the whole show was a circus event.
“The whole thing didn’t sit right, it was like a circus to me. The whole promotion was a circus to me," Wilder told World Boxing News.
“They can’t advertise me knocking him out over and over and over again, with the same old stuff and him coming out to the American flag, Living in America. I didn’t like the theme, it didn’t sit right with me and I didn’t like it.
“If anybody was laughing then it was to be laughing at him, not with him that’s for sure. Here we go, we got this guy from England who’s supposed to come over and ‘save America’ - ah man.
"I guess it was entertaining to the people that was there y’know, just the FEW people that was there.
“I heard there was a horrible attendance, only 50 per cent of tickets were sold but it’s hard here in America. People got to understand it’s hard, especially when they don’t really know you like that."