Tyson Fury challenges WBC World heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in one of the fights of the year.
Morecambe’s Fury could complete a remarkable return to action by dethroning the American in just his third fight back.
The build-up has already been lively with the outspoken pair closing in on a mouth-watering clash of the giants.
All you need to know ahead of the big fight can be found below.
When is the fight?
This heavyweight clash takes place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on December 1 as Fury heads across the pond in a bid to prove he is back to his very best. Plenty of venues were in contention but the 21,000-capacity home of basketball giants the LA Lakers got the nod.
What is on the line?
Deontay Wilder holds the WBC version of the world title and is putting that on the line against Fury. Britain’s Anthony Joshua has the IBF, WBO and WBA belts currently in his possession with talks on-going about the possibility of a unification fight down the line.
What channel is it on?
The fight will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office in the UK, the channel having made its debut for the rematch between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin. The price is £19.95. Showtime are the pay-per-view provider in the US.
What time is the fight likely to be?
The time difference to LA means it will take place in the early hours of Sunday, December 2, with the exact time of the fight to be confirmed nearer the time. You’ll need to set an alarm though...
Can I buy tickets?
Head to www.axs.com with prices ranging from $75 to $1,000.
Who is on the undercard?
Only one undercard fight is nailed on at the moment. Black Country boxer Jason Welborn will challenge American Jarrett Hurd for the WBA and IBF super-welterweight titles. In 2016, Welborn lost back-to-back fights against journeyman William Warburton - who had 96 defeats on his record - and midlands rival Craig Cunningham but now has the chance to take one of the biggest scalps in America. Fury’s training partner Isaac Lowe, from Morecambe, has confirmed he’s on the card while British heavyweight prospect Joe Joyce is also expected to be on the bill.
What are the odds?
SkyBet rate the likely outcome as follows…
What they’ve said...
Tyson Fury: I am no challenger to no man, I am the lineal heavyweight champion of the world. That means I am the best of the best, the elite champion. This is two champions colliding, I am challenging for nothing or nobody, this is equal rights champion vs champion.
Deontay Wilder: When I say I’m going to knock a man down it comes to pass. So when it comes to Tyson Fury I am all about devastating knockouts, that’s what I do. There is no pressure on me to do anything because I know what I’m going to do.