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Wilder and Fury to appear at Monday L A press conference

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Wilder and Fury to appear at Monday L A press conference

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Wilder and Fury to appear at Monday L A press conference

In the latest example of, “you can never promote something big, too much,” WBC Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder and challenger, Tyson Fury will in fact have a press conference in advance of their upcoming February 22nd rematch.

Premier Boxing Champions and Top Rank Boxing, who promote the two fighters, jointly released the promotional announcement Friday afternoon for the press conference that it will take place in downtown Los Angeles Monday. That’s roughly five weeks before the fighters square off again:

Wilder and Fury will hold the press conference at the downtown Microsoft Arena at 2 p.m. Pacific time. And, it’s believed that it will be the only time that they will appear together prior to the rematch.

Our Marquis Johns wrote about the likelihood that the fighters would go ahead and promote the fight together, despite Bob Arum of Top Rank boxing saying there would not be a promotional presser when the fight was officially announced in late December.

For his part, Fury is training currently in Las Vegas for the showdown and put this humorous social media post up to let fans know but he’s getting ready for the rematch:

Wilder is unbeaten at 42 – 0 – 1, 41 KOs, with the lone blemish being the draw in December of 2018 against Fury, the former Undisputed World Champ. Wilder scored a dramatic 12th round knock down of Fury in a fight that most believe he was losing. Eventually, the judges split with one each giving the fight to Wilder and to Fury and the third scoring it a 113-113 draw.

This will be the 12th defense of Wilder’s WBC belt. Since the Fury fight, he has knocked out Dominic Breazeale spectacularly in one round last May, and then, he scored another one punch knockout in the 7th round of his rematch with Luis Ortiz in November.

Fury fought two nondescript, little known European Fighters Tom Schwarz in June and Otto Wallin in September, last year. He knocked Schwarz out in the second round but Wallin cut him badly over the right eye early on in the fight. And, Fury had to gut out a 12-round decision while bleeding throughout the fight.

It is expected that the Wilder-Fury rematch, which will be jointly televised through the promotional arms of ESPN and Fox on PPV will have over 1.5 million pay-per-view buys. And, it may be in excess of 2 million purchases.

It is definitely the most anticipated fight in the heavyweight division in a long time.

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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