December 1 sees a return to the main event of one of boxing’s most controversial figures - lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury - when he takes on Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles for the American's WBC world championship.
Millions around the world will be tuning in to see the fight, which will kick off around 5am GMT, with fans divided on who they want to win the bout, and who they'd want to potentially go on to face Anthony Joshua to unify the heavyweight division.
One man who is not divided about the outcome of the fight is none other than British heavyweight Dillian Whyte, who has spoke of his desire to see Fury not only win the fight, but “smash Wilder’s face in”, calling the American a coward in the process.
The Body Snatcher attempted to lure Wilder into a fight for his WBC crown earlier this year, but his attempts where unsuccessful, and it seems that Whyte has not forgotten Wilder’s refusal to fight him.
The 30-year-old Brit hopes that Fury reclaims the WBC title when he faces Wilder at the Staples Centre in LA next week, claiming that Wilder is a ‘coward’ and a ‘punk’ during a recent interview.
“I hope Tyson Fury smashes Deontay Wilder’s face in because Deontay Wilder is a coward,” Whyte ranted to iFL TV.
“Tyson Fury, me and him have had our ups and downs, but he’s not a coward at least.
“I give credit where it’s due, he’s not a coward. He’s stepped up after fighting two punks and has fought Deontay Wilder.
“Deontay Wilder fought one mandatory in three years, Deontay Wilder is a punk!
“Hopefully Fury beats him. Fury’s British so I’m gonna back him.”
Despite his hopes of Fury emerging from the fight in LA victorious with the WBC crown, Whyte has said on multiple occasions that he believes Wilder will win the fight and retain his title.
“It’s one of those fights where smart money says Wilder, and heart and courage says Tyson Fury because he’s a bit of a weirdo.
“You might write him off and he comes and boxes out of his skin. So you never know. Weirdos do weird things,” continued Whyte, before again admitting he hopes Fury wins.
Whyte referenced the fact the people often talk about AJ fighting Wilder in April of next year, but stated that Fury can throw a spanner in the works beating the Bronze Bomber.
“I hope he does it [beats Wilder], because then it opens up the heavyweight division. The more options in the division the better.”
Whatever the outcome on Saturday December 1, Fury has thrown heavyweight boxing into disarray with his dramatic comeback.
Few can argue he was the very best heavyweight in the world before his personal troubles, and now, he has the chance to prove it once again.