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Deontay Wilder confirms fight with Tyson Fury is on

GiveMeSport | Updated: 2018-09-22 18:42:14

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are finally set to end their long-standing rivalry and face off against one another, after WBC world heavyweight champion Wilder confirmed the fight and it's details on Friday night.

Fury and Wilder have long been linked with one of the biggest fights of the last decade, but boxing fans have been left wanting when it came to concrete details and arrangements as to where and when any potential fight might take place. 

Now, however, fans all around the world have been crying out with delight, after Wilder took to Instagram to confirm exactly when he and former world champion Fury would come face to face.

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Posting a video on his official Instagram and Twitter accounts, Wilder confirmed to fans that the bout is set to take place on December 1 in Los Angeles, and would take place at the Staples Centre.

There had been much debate as to whether the fight would take place in LA, or boxing's most famous arena - the MGM Grand hotel - in Las Vegas. 

It now appears that after a bitter bidding war Los Angeles has triumphed, with the fight set to be one of the biggest showdowns world boxing has seen in years.

"Well, I just signed my portion of the contract of the Wilder vs Fury fight," Wilder said. "This fight is definitely on. It's going to be one for the legacy. Definitely one for my legacy.

"It's going to be a pleasure. The two best heavyweights competing against each other. The best fighting the best giving the people what they want. Announcement next week baby."

Talk amongst fans is already now turning to who will be victorious come December, and what this would then mean for an even larger future super fight against current WBO, IBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in the future. 

Joshua has been the biggest name in heavyweight boxing since his stunning victory over Wladimir Klitschko in April of 2017, and both fighters have previously been extremely outspoken about their desire to fight the Watford-born man in the future. 

Some doubts remain regarding Wilder, and his ability to triumph over top level fighters.

Despite boasting arguably an impressive unbeaten record from 40 fights, Wilder didn't have it quite his own way last time out against Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz.

Meanwhile, it has been tough to judge just how good Fury is following his two relatively simple fights so far this year.

Nevertheless, you can guarantee there will be no shortage of interest from fans around the world in the year's biggest heavyweight clash.

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