Frank Warren: Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 is the biggest fight of a generation

Frank Warren is confident Tyson Fury will dethrone Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas

Like the rest of us, Frank Warren is immensely excited for Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 on February 22nd.

The much-anticipated rematch between the heavyweight kings is arguably the biggest fight of the modern era, with both men at the peak of their boxing powers.

Warren has been a key man in Fury's revival over the past few years and has helped set up a fight that the promoter believes is the biggest in a generation.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Warren claimed that Wilder vs Fury 2 will be on a par with the famous 'Rumble in the Jungle' between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman in 1974.

“I think it is, this fight is huge and anybody who watched those previous fights [Rumble in the Jungle, Ali vs Frazier] knows that this is what we crave, we want to see the best fight the best.”

Both men enter the fight with unbeaten records to protect after their controversial draw back in December 2018, but Warren believes Fury can inflict a stoppage victory this time around to tarnish Wilder's record.

“I do [believe Fury can knock him out], he’s not had to lose 11 stone in weight and look at his record, his knockout ratio is at around 70%," Warren said.

“And just cast your mind back to the last round in that last fight, by the end of the round Wilder was all over the place."

If Fury were to stop the imperious Bronze Bomber in the MGM Grand Arena, it would represent one of the biggest victories in the history of British boxing.

Fury at the press conference

But due to the fight being in the US and the fact it is set to start at around 5am GMT, the fight is unlikely to break the British pay-per-view record held by Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.

“This fight is going on at five in the morning, Joshua v Ruiz was at prime time, but this is a much, much bigger fight," Warren said.

“It’s a much better fight involving the two best heavyweights in the world. These two guys they should break the pay-per-view records because this fight deserves too.

“Two undefeated heavyweights, the biggest puncher of the last 30 years, the best boxer in probably the same period of time.”

Wilder with his WBC belt

“It’s the biggest fight out there, going back many, many years.”

Whatever the outcome, February 22, 2020, is going to be a date etched into boxing folklore forever.

BT Sport Box Office will show Tyson Fury’s highly anticipated rematch with Deontay Wilder, exclusively live on Saturday 22nd February. Wilder v Fury II can be watched on BT TV, Virgin TV, Sky, online via the web or the BT Sport Box Office App. https://www.bt.com/sport/box-office/

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