A big heavyweight clash is now confirmed for the beginning of December.
On the eve of Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin, perhaps deliberately so, it was made official that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) will fight on December 1st.
Both Wilder and Fury separately confirmed that they signed their fight contracts — evidently their “official” announcement in mid-August wasn’t that official — and all that’s left to determine is the venue. It’s been narrowed down to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, or Staples Center in Los Angeles. I suppose highest bidder is going to win in this situation, but Vegas just about always gets the big US-based boxing events.