We are just one week away from one of the biggest fights the heavyweight division has seen in a long, long time.
In just one week’s time, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will do battle once again with his old friend — lineal champion Tyson Fury.
The first time out in December 2018 the pair fought in an entertaining but controversial draw that got the boxing world and wider sports community really talking about the heavyweight division again.
Since then, Wilder has rattled off some impressive wins in 2019 to his credit.
While Fury, in all honesty, just ticked over with relatively easy fights in 2019 as he continued his recovery physically and mentally from what was a torrid time for him outside the ring in years gone by before that.
Now, Fury appears to be in incredible shape.
In far, far better condition that the first fight.
Something that people are really underestimating in my opinion.
Going into the bout next week the heavyweight division’s youngest ever champion in history (Mike Tyson) had this to say on the bout:
(Hat tip BT Sport/Michael Benson)
The bout will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 22nd.
The event will be a dual pay per view between both ESPN and Fox.
Going in, expect serious fireworks all the way up to fight night between not only two of the division’s elite boxers — but also two of the sport’s most charismatic characters.
Roll on Las Vegas.
Here’s the full take from Mike Tyson on the fight (hat tip BT Sport) — enjoy: