Wilder vs Fury 2 (Main Event)
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 goes down this Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. After their first match in December 2018 ended in a controversial draw, the rematch was inevitable. Many believed that Fury (29-0-1) was the winner of their first match as he was the better boxer among the two. However, Wilder (42-0-1) made an equally strong case with two knockdowns in the ninth and twelfth rounds.
Fury got knocked down flat on his back in the twelfth round but somehow resurrected from the dead and continued to box. Both men walked out of the building with their hands raised.
Since their first match, both men have amassed impressive victories in their respective careers. Deontay Wilder is coming off with brutal knockouts over Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz. Wilder was down on all 3 judges’ scorecards in the second Ortiz fight but a knockout in the seventh round sealed the deal for him.
On the other hand, Tyson Fury defeated Tom Schwarz in the second round and Otto Walin in a hard-fought decision victory. Despite getting cut badly in the Walin fight, Fury kept going and finished the match. Fury required 47 stitches after the bout.
Both men are in phenomenal shape ahead of their rematch. With a lot of tapes to study from their previous match, Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 will be as competitive as the first one. Fury must avoid power shots from Wilder at all times. He will have to stay sharp for the entirety of the match.
Whereas, Deontay Wilder needs to land clean on Tyson Fury. He must try to close the range early on and knock Fury out.
Emanuel Navarrete vs Jeo Santisima (Co-Main Event)
The reigning WBO super bantamweight champion Emanuel Navarrete (30-1) will take on Jeo Santisima (19-2) in the co-main event. Navarrete, who hasn’t lost a fight since 2012 looks unstoppable. Twenty-six of Navarrete’s wins came via KO/TKO. On the other hand, his opponent has 16 knockouts to his record.
Both boxers are coming off impressive win streaks. Currently, the champion is on a 25 fight win streak with 87% knockout rate. Whereas Santisima has amassed 17 consecutive victories with a knockout rate of 84%. The challenger will walk into the fight as a massive underdog.
Rest of the card
Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington (Heavyweight)
Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis (Super-Welterweight)
Subriel Matias vs Petros Ananyan (Super-Lightweight)
Amir Imam vs Javier Molina (Super-Lightweight)
Rolando Romero vs Arturs Ahmetovs (Lightweight)
Gabriel Flores Jr vs Matt Conway (Lightweight)
Vito Mielnicki Jr vs Corey Champion (Welterweight)
Isaac Lowe vs Alberto Guevara (Featherweight)
The fight takes place Saturday, Feb. 22. The PPV starts at 7 p.m. ET and the main event between Fury and Wilder is expected to take place around 11 p.m. ET.
PPV coverage of the fight card starts on at midnight on Saturday, Feb. 22. The main event fight between Fury and Wilder is expected to take place around 5 a.m. GMT on Sunday.
The PPV starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23 in Australia. The main event fight between Fury and Wilder is expected to start at around 4 p.m. AEST
How to watch
US viewers can head to ESPN+ and buy the PPV there.
You can order the PPV via BT Sports Box Office.
You can order the PPV through Main Event.