FURY SETS DATE WITH WILDER

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THE fight be­tween WBC world heavy­weight cham­pion Deon­tay Wilder and Tyson Fury will take place on Sat­ur­day, De­cem­ber 1st.

Con­tracts have been signed with the venue for the bout, ex­pected to be in the United States, an­nounced next week.

Amer­i­can Wilder, 32, and Bri­ton Fury, 30, agreed a fight in Au­gust.

“The two best heavy­weights com­pet­ing against each other, the best fight­ing the best, giv­ing the peo­ple what they want,” Wilder said on so­cial me­dia.

The pro­mo­tional tour for the fight will start on Oc­to­ber 1st in Lon­don and will con­tinue to New York and Los An­ge­les.

In Au­gust, for­mer world cham­pion Fury regis­tered a unan­i­mous points vic­tory over Francesco Pianeta in his sec­ond fight since re­turn­ing from a twoand-a-half-year spell out of the sport. I know you have got a big punch, I know you are un­beaten, I know you have got a big mouth, and I know you want to win, but you don’t want it like I do,” Fury said in a video ad­dress­ing Wilder on so­cial me­dia.

“You can’t beat me, I will out heart you, I will force my will upon you un­til you quit and that is a prom­ise. This chin is go­ing nowhere, this chin will ab­sorb all your power and I’ll det­o­nate.”

Wilder has held the WBC ti­tle since Jan­uary 2015. Nei­ther man has been beaten, with Fury boast­ing a 27-fight win­ning streak and Wilder pro­duc­ing 39 knock­outs from 40 pro­fes­sional wins.

“I just beat, in my opin­ion, one of the best heavy­weights in Luis Or­tiz and now I am go­ing for the next best in the heavy­weight divi­sion,” added Wilder.

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