Over the past couple of months there have been numerous reports that Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have already signed a contract for a rematch at the top of 2020, and representatives from both of their camps have done nothing but affirm that point.
Now parties from both sides — particularly Shelly Finkel (who represents Wilder) and Bob Arum (representing Tyson Fury) — have told ESPN that the heavyweight rematch will take place on February 22nd.
“We’re going to have an announcement before Christmas, but the fight is happening Feb. 22. You can go to sleep on that,” Arum said.
“It will all get worked out in early December as far as the site, but the 22nd is the date,” Finkel said.
So with the date in line, now the sides just need to settle on a venue. That doesn’t appear to be any potential road block though, as both sides are confident they’ll hammer that out in pretty short order. Arum says that with all things being equal, the fight will likely take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a joint pay-per-view which will be aired by ESPN/FOX.