The fight has been long in the making .

Tyson Fury's tweet to Deontay Wilder after American had won the WBC belt

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With the world heavyweight clash between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in its final few days of countdown, the pair will be busy making final preparations in the respective camps for what has been a long and entertaining build-up.

Few would have believed that Fury would be back on the main-stage again even as early as the start of this year, which shows just how well the 'Gypsy King' has done to get back to somewhere near his best. 

Whereas in the other corner we have Deontay Wilder, a man who has been climbing the ranks since he first burst onto the scene, and he hasn't looked back since.

And it was when Wilder introduced himself onto the big scene back in 2015, becoming the WBC champion in a unanimous decision, that led Fury to first make contact.

Tweets have been unveiled online from just after Wilder defeated Bermane Stiverne nearly four years ago showing that Fury has been longing for this fight to go ahead. 

Fury tweeted: "Just like to say congrats to @BronzeBomber on becoming new WBC champ! If we fight u wont last 6 rounds,I wasn't impressed @ all! Lets go???"

Let's not forget that this was a time when Fury was at his best, only 10 months after this tweet the Gypsy King defeated Wladimir Klitschko in possibly the biggest night of his life. 

Even if Fury is possibly not at that level any more, he will still have the self confidence to believe he will still come true with his predictions on December 1 in Los Angeles.

And not to be outdone, Wilder wanted in on the action. 

Later that day, Wilder replied to Fury's tweet: "@Tyson_Fury bro you don't want none. Let's make it happen.." 

And getting the last word, Fury replied: "@BronzeBomber any time any place any where. Just let me know skinny boy & ill end u!!!!!!"

A lot has happened since the two first made contact, and for a long time the two probably thought the fight would never actually materialise.

Yet, here we are, just a few days till the main event. 

The pair will face each other at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night, where the boxing world will be watching to see which of these two will become the WBC world heavyweight champion. 

Deontay Wilder
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