Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury – it’s the heavyweight fight everyone’s talking about.
Tyson Fury made a sensational comeback into the boxing scene after a two-and-a-half year absence, registering back-to-back wins against Sefer Seferi and Francesca Pianeta back in the summer.
Meanwhile, Deontay Wilder has only fought once this year, successfully defending his WBC heavyweight world title against Luis Ortiz in March.
Since then, the Wilder camp have failed in their attempts to make the highly anticipated fight with Anthony Joshua come to fruition, but in Fury, have found another formidable opponent instead.
Wilder was present in Belfast in August to witness the Fury-Pianeta fight and focus quickly shifted from Fury’s win to their potential clash as the American ace entered the ring moments after its conclusion.
It was then when the boxing faithful became aware that Wilder has accepted the challenge of the Gypsy King and both are scheduled to face off on December 1 at Los Angeles, which was later confirmed by promoter Frank Warren.
The duo did a whirlwind three-day media tour last week starting in London, stopping in New York and ending in Los Angeles, where the animosity between them was clearly evident as the final phase of the event almost finished in a brawl on stage.
Now, in the build-up to the bout, BT Sport have released the trailer for Wilder/Fury roundtable and it looks simply great.
The two-minute long video shows the heavyweight giants engaged in a heated exchange with each other and neither is prepared to spare an inch for their counterpart to take advantage.
The WBC champion opened the dialogue claiming Fury’s time may come in the distant future but at present and until Wilder retires from the sport, the 30-year-old should forget about dominating the division.
The Brit retaliated by saying that he has already won against Wilder and wanted to interact with his alter ego ‘The Bronze Bomber’ who would be defeated in December in his own yard.
Fury is determined to regain his lost glory and is geared up for every challenge ahead while Wilder aims to continue his undefeated run, believing he has the skills to secure victory over Fury and then take on Anthony Joshua in April 2019 to unify the division.