It’s the biggest boxing fight in years.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to square off Feb. 22 in Las Vegas for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight championship, a highly anticipated rematch of their thrilling draw in December 2018. The megabout will be aired on pay-per-view.
Both fighters are undefeated and have a claim to the heavyweight throne. Wilder, 34, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., has a career record of 42-0-1. The 6-foot-7 Wilder has recorded 41 of his 42 wins by knockout. It will be his 11th defense of the title he won in January 2015.
Fury, 31, out of Manchester, England, had a career record of 29-0-1. He became the lineal heavyweight champion — meaning he beat the man who beat the man who beat the man, going back to Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis and Jack Dempsey — when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. He was then absent from boxing for more than two years as he battled substance abuse and depression before making a comeback. Fury, who is listed at 6-foot-9, has 20 wins by knockout.
Here is what you need to know about the Wilder-Fury heavyweight title showdown:
What time does the Wilder vs. Fury fight start?
Wilder vs. Fury will take place on February 22, 2020, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card is schedule to begin at 9 p.m. ET. The Wilder-Fury fight should start after 11:30 p.m. ET.
How much does the Wilder vs. Fury fight cost and how can I watch?
The Wilder-Fury 2 fight is a pay-per-view that costs $79.99.
- You can livestream the fight through ESPN+. New subscribers can get the fight and the first month of a monthly plan for $84.98.
- You can also stream the fight through the Fox Sports App or foxsports.com.
- You may be able to order the pay-per-view through your cable or satellite TV provider. Check with your provider for details.
What are the odds for Wilder vs. Fury?
Wilder is a slight favorite at -125 (bet $125 to win $100), according to William Hill, as of Friday afternoon. Fury, the underdog, was listed at +105 (bet $100 to win $105).
What is the purse for Wilder vs. Fury?
Wilder and Fury are set to make at least $25 million apiece for the fight, per ESPN, including an official contract purse of $5 million each. Their earnings could climb higher once their cuts of the pay-per-view profits are added.