Everything you need to know ahead of Wilder v Fury II

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will defy boxing’s recent trend of the best avoiding the best and get in the ring together — for a second time — on Sunday.

It’s a fight that fans have looked forward to ever since the last bell sounded in their December 2018 showdown, and one that promises to be even better than the first go-around.

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Fury miraculously pulled himself off the canvas in the 12th and final round of their first Las Vegas showdown, the WBC heavyweight title fight ending in a split draw despite both undefeated fighter’s having claims to a win.

This time, both men are aiming for a knockout.

With Sunday edging closer, here’s everything you need to know!

'Biggest fight since 1971'

‘Biggest fight since 1971’

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Main Event’s coverage of Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury II will get underway at 1pm (AEDT) on Sunday, February 23.

Wilder and Fury’s ringwalks are expected at approximately 4pm.

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WHAT HAVE THEY DONE BETWEEN THE FIRST FIGHT AND THE REMATCH?

Despite the instant rematch being what the whole world wanted, both men tested themselves in the ring against other rivals, before agreeing to go at it once more.

Fury finished Tom Schwarz in the second round — the same round he’s predicting he’ll stop Wilder — in June of last year.

Then, in December, Fury sustained a massive cut against the unknown Otto Wallin in a huge scare, before being allowed to continue and take the unanimous decision victory.

Tyson Fury overcame a genuine scare against Otto Wallin.

Tyson Fury overcame a genuine scare against Otto Wallin.Source: AFP

Deontay Wilder had a simpler time of things, blasting Dominic Breazeale out of the ring in the first round of their May contest in 2019, before doing the same to Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their November clash.

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TALE OF THE TAPE

Tyson Fury

Age: 31

Nationality: United Kingdom

Record: 29-0-1

Height: 6’9” (206cm)

Reach: 85” (216cm)

Stance: Orthodox

Deontay Wilder

Age: 34

Nationality: USA

Record: 42-0-1

Height: 6’7” (201cm)

Reach: 83” (211cm)

Stance: Orthodox

PPV CARD

Deontay Wilder (C) vs. Tyson Fury (Lineal) — WBC heavyweight title (12 rounds)

Charles Martin vs. Gerald Washington — IBF heavyweight eliminator (12 rounds)

Emanuel Navarrete (C) vs. Jeo Santisima — WBO junior featherweight title (12 rounds)

Sebastian Fundora vs. Daniel Lewis — junior middleweight (10 rounds)

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