Tyson Fury will take on Deontay Wilder this weekend in Las Vegas for the WBC heavyweight title, with both fighter’s undefeated records being put on the line.
Fury, otherwise known as ‘The Gypsy King’ (27-0, 19 KOs), faces the biggest night of his career to date in the early hours of Sunday morning (GMT).
After a near three-year break from the sport, he looks to be back stronger than ever, proving his worth in his two comeback bouts against Sefer Seferi and then Francesco Pianeta, both of which were won by knockout.
His opponent, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ (40-0, 39 KOs) has held the WBC heavyweight title since beating Canadian Bermane Stiverne at the start of 2015. Wilder heads into the fight as clear favourite.
The pair have clashed in the buid-up, increasing the anticipation among boxing fans in preparation for the fight.
Who is Tyson Fury?
Following iFL TV’s video which featured Fury asking people in the streets of L.A. if they knew who Deontay Wilder was, we asked the people of Middlesbrough if they know who Tyson Fury is:
Who is Deontay Wilder?
Born in Alabama, the 32-year-old has established himself as the States’ biggest boxing heavyweight, especially with his 98% knockout ratio.
The current WBC heavyweight title holder will hope to retain his belt for the eighth time against arguably his toughest opponent to date.
Who is on the undercard?
Jarrett Hurd vs. Jason Wellborn – Super welterweight
Luis Ortiz vs. Travis Kauffman – Heavyweight
Joe Joyce vs. Joe Hanks – Heavyweight
Adonis Stevenson (c) vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk – Light heavyweight title
Where and when can you watch the fight?
The fight will be available for purchase on BT Sports Box Office in the UK.
The walkouts are expected to take place at 5am GMT on Sunday, which could change depending on the undercard fights.
Written by Olly Burdett and Sam Fletcher