Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set to face off, after Fury earned his second comeback win over the weekend, setting up a title fight.
Fury, 30, cruised to a decision victory over Francesco Pianeta on Sunday (Aug. 19), before he announced that he will challenge WBC world heavyweight champion Wilder, who entered the ring after the fight.
“They called and I answered, I said yes, and now he gets the chance to fight the lineal world heavyweight champion of the world,” Fury said. “One thing I do promise you, when I go to Las Vegas, I’m knocking you the f*ck out.”
“I’m going to knock you out, this I promise you; you are going to experience being hit by the Bronze Bomber,” Wilder replied. “Now this fight is official, this fight is on, baby. This is what we have been waiting for, the best fighting the best.”
Before Sunday, the two had a confrontation at a city-center hotel on Friday. We’ll likely see more of this leading up to their fight, possibly in Las Vegas on Nov. 10 or 17, reports ESPN.
The fight comes after Wilder was unable to come to terms for a fight against Fury’s English rival Anthony Joshua, the WBA-IBF-WBO champion.
Wilder-Fury is arguably boxing’s biggest bout of the year, other than the middleweight rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez next month.