Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2: When is blockbuster rematch? Date and venue officially confirmed and expected start time

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are facing off again next month in one of the biggest fights in recent years.

The heavyweight stars produced a thrilling encounter in Los Angeles last December, clashing in an epic draw.

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They have both had fights since their last meeting and are now focusing on their highly-anticipated rematch.

Fury vs Wilder II will be one of the New Year’s biggest bouts and here’s what we know about the clash so far.

Fury vs Wilder rematch: When is it?

The Fury vs Wilder rematch was officially confirmed on December 27 with both fighters taking to social media to announce the news.

The Gypsy King beat Sweden’s Otto Wallin on September 14 in a gruelling battle while the Bronze Bomber defended his WBC title against Luis Ortiz in stunning fashion on November 23.

The two are now set to clash once again with the fight being held on Saturday, February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

It will be for Wilder’s WBC crown as well as the vacant The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles.

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Fury vs Wilder rematch: What is the start time?

With the fight taking place in the US on Saturday night, it won’t start in the UK until the early hours of Sunday, February 23.

The expected start time is around 4am UK time, although it has yet to be confirmed.

Fury vs Wilder rematch: What have the fighters said?

“There’s no more ducking and diving,” said Fury.

“The date has been set, and the ‘Bomb Squad’ is about to be securely detonated and the real champion crowned as the world watches on for the most anticipated fight in years.

“This is unfinished business for me, but come February 22, this dosser will finally get what’s coming to him, and I can’t wait!”

Wilder added: “I’m happy and I’m excited that the rematch is finally happening. I want to give the fans what they want to see.

The first fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder was a thriller

“I’ve been doing it with my last three outings – Fury, Breazeale and Ortiz. They’ve been spectacular events – from my ring walks where I gather all the energy of the people, to my uniforms that I wear to help spread that energy.

“Then I give them what they all come for – the knockouts, and my knockouts have been amazing. I proved myself the first time and I’m ready to do it again. It was a very controversial fight.

“I promise my fans that there won’t be any controversy with this one. I’m going to finish it.”

Fury vs Wilder: Tale of the Tape

Fury – Wilder

Nationality: British – American

Age: 31 – 34

Height: 6ft 9 – 6ft 7

Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox

Reach: 85in – 83in

Record: 29-0-1 – 42-0-1

KOs: 20 – 41

Rounds: 186 – 143

Debut: 12/6/2008 – 15/11/2008

Nickname: The Gypsy King – The Bronze Bomber

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