Tyson Fury won’t be chasing his tail against Deontay Wilder on December 1st as many expect the former champion to do.
As promised, Fury will fight fire with fire against Wilder and go toe-to-toe in Los Angeles on Showtime Pay-Per-View.
Fury stepped up to the plate when UK rival Anthony Joshua turned down the fight despite a massive $50 million offer and a promise that Wilder would be next.
Alexander Povetkin was easily dispatched as expected in place of Wilder, whilst Dillian Whyte will no doubt be beaten via another KO when the pair meet again on April 13.
The whole Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder vs Anthony Joshua saga has been ongoing for some time now, whilst promoter Frank Warren is proud of the fact his man stepped up to the plate.
“I think Tyson is one of the best, he’s certainly one of the most colorful heavyweights that has come out of Britain. His skills are sublime, he does the impossible,” said Warren.
“He went over to Germany, he took Klitschko to school; a good Klitschko. He fought the guy and like he said, he’s the lineal champion.
“Tyson loves the challenge and he’s a traveler. That’s why he’s coming to Deontay’s backyard. He’s coming to the States. He’s fighting one of the most explosive heavyweights in recent years, a guy who can punch.
“I think styles make fights. Everybody is saying that Tyson is going to be running and Deontay is going to be coming after him. I don’t think that’s going to happen; I think on the night, you’re going to see Tyson stand his ground. You’re going to see some serious fireworks take place.
“This is a great fight, it’s a fight for the fans, it’s great to go L.A. to do this fight. It’s great that we are in America to bring another Brit over here to take the belt back.
“This is the best fighting the best; the two top heavyweights in the world who have stepped up to the plate and made a fight like that.”
Heading over the US to fight in Wilder’s backyard is a clear statement by Fury as the ex-unified title holder bids to win the only belt to elude him over the years.