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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE 

  • Fury and Wilder clash in Las Vegas for the WBC heavyweight world title in a huge rematch 
  • First fight finished in a controversial draw, Fury was knocked down twice but arguably won most rounds 
  • Both fighters expected to be heavier for rematch, Fury was 256lbs while Wilder was 212lbs
  • Gerald Washington, Charles Martin and Emanuel Navarrete on undercard 

Round 4: Fundora enjoying another fruitful round, he’s just circling Lewis, who continues to try and chase and close down. But Fundora is doing his bit very well. 

Round 3: Some good inside work from Fundora. Kept Lewis at bay and managed to welt up his smaller foe’s face, too. Third round for Fundora after a dodgy second. 

Round 2: Fundora busted open! His nose is gushing blood and Lewis is trying to go on the attack. He threw some big shots toi follow up and it looks like we’re going to get a really good match-up. 

Round 1: Cagey opening round as Fundora establishes his rangey jab. Much the bigger man is Fundora, Lewis will have to do a bit more to get on the inside of him. Round 2 coming up. 

Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis

Mike Tyson prediction

Tyson told BT Sport: “I always root for him because he was named after me. That’s the natural thing to do, right? I’m biased towards him…

“I don’t care how hard you punch, it’s hard to beat somebody who doesn’t wanna quit…

“It’s gonna be a really, really interesting fight and both guys have something to prove.

“I just wish the best for Tyson Fury, I’m always a Tyson fan.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

Frank Bruno prediction

“I’m favouring Tyson Fury to win because he has the boxing skill,” he said.

“When Tyson Fury fought him last time, he had been out of the ring for three years and went on the fast lane. He has come back in the slow lane, has got the rust out of his body.

“He has put on more weight because the heavier he is, the better he is. He has been doing some strength training and his body looks very, very good, his mind looks good.

“If he boxes sensibly, he boxes smart, he has got the height, the reach, the weight, the experience behind him to box his ears off all night.

“If he starts showboating, he could get caught. The aim of the game for this one is to mess him around, break up his rhythm, keep him on the back foot, jab him, move and keep him off balance.

“People underestimate Tyson Fury. He is a big lump but how many boxers can turn from orthodox to southpaw? And he has so much skill and is very, very confident.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

The weights…

A lot has been made of both Fury and Wilder’s weights ahead of their monumental rematch tonight.

Fury came in at 273lbs, over a stone heavier from the 256lbs he weighed in at for the first fight.

“The issue I have is the weight gain and the bulk up. I don’t agree with that,” Andre Ward said of the weight gain.

“A 250lb man is a big enough guy to push back a fighter who is 225. So I don’t agree with the weight gain. I understand it in theory but I wouldn’t recommend it.”

Wilder also weighed the heaviest of his career at 231lbs.

“I’ve always had to fight guys bigger than I am and that weight is only going to slow him down,” Wilder said.

“The extra weight on me, I’m gonna rock with it and I’m not worried about his weight. What I told him was don’t blink.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

Andy Lee on Fury 

Andy Lee is confident that his man will be victorious tonight.

“He’s very relaxed,” Lee said.

“It’s like every other day. We’ve had a laugh and a joke, he’s ready to go. I’m very focused, we know what we have to do.”

Anthony Joshua is curious

Amir Imam hands wrapped…

Fury fans in fine voice

Money, money, money 

Tyson Fury will earn a guaranteed fight purse of £20million for his WBC heavyweight world title clash with Deontay Wilder this weekend. Fury’s previous highest pay-day was £15m – which he made for fights against Otto Wallin and Tom Schwarz.

Fury’s promoter Bob Arum said: “It’s sold out in the Arena, so that’s $16million less taxes.

“What we don’t know is the English pay-per-view and the US pay-per-view.

“I’ve talked to Frank Warren, who’s the co-promoter with Tyson Fury, and he believes the English pay-per-view, even at four in the morning, will be one million.

“If the pay-per-view hit two million here they would each get, I don’t know what Wilder would get, but my guy would get well over $40million (£33m).”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

More predictions

Shawn Porter: I have not had this hard of a time picking a winner of a fight after dissecting every component in a very long time. It’s razor thin until the end. I’m picking Wilder to win by KO, Fury by points, or Fury by KO. This is a 50-50, I’m picking the fans to win.

Anthony Joshua: I hope Fury wins. I think the man that nearly did it the first time won’t get it wrong the second time. He came so close, to the point of a draw, so I think Fury will come back and win.

Carl Frampton: Wilder can win by knockout at any moment but push me and I’d say Fury on points.

Sugar Ray Leonard: I know that Fury has excellent boxing abilities and a tremendous chin from the way that he got up from the two knockdowns in their previous fight. In the end, I think that Wilder is always in shape and that he will use his speed and power to get the job done.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

Something special is in place…

VADA testing in place…

Fury ring entrance

Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has said to expect a special ring entrance from his man tonight in Las Vegas.

Fury’s last two American walks have included homages to the USA with his Rocky-inspired walk vs Tom Schwarz, before saluting Mexican independence day against Otto Wallin.

“People gave me credit for the last two ring entrances, but I had nothing to do with either of them. It was all down to Tyson Fury. I didn’t even talk to him (about them),” Arum told World Boxing News.

Tyson Fury being Tyson Fury, you better believe it’s going to be a spectacular ring entrance.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: MIKEY WILLIAMS)

The officials 

The officials for tonight were confirmed earlier this week – and they’re all American. Don’t think that the benefit is with Wilder, though.

It was English judge Phil Edwards who scored the last fight a draw, ultimately to the detriment of Fury, who most thought won the bout.

This time round, the three judges are Steve Weisfeld, Glen Feldman and Dave Moretti. The referee is the experienced Kenny Bayless.

“I think Kenny Bayless is a lovely fella, a very, very good referee,” said Fury’s pal Ricky Hatton said.

“He’s refereed many big fights and he’s a very strong and dominant referee in character and that.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

#RefWatch

The first fight was a controversial one. And one of the biggest talking points was the way Fury went down and got back up in the 12th round.

Referee Jack Reiss, who gave Fury every chance to get ups, explained his reasoning for that earlier this week.

“Let me tell you, if [there] was earlier, heavy damage and [Fury] had been hurt — you know, there was a history in the fight that he was really getting knocked around and he fell like that and hit his head — I would’ve waved it off,” he said.

“But the fight was so close, the magnitude of the fight — you know, a heavyweight championship fight — I’ve always been taught to count a champion out and I wanted to give him every opportunity.

“So I took my time — not that I stalled the count like these knuckleheads are saying — just patient and I went down to make sure what I was doing was correct, ‘cause I wanna do what’s best for boxing. I always wanna do what’s best for boxing.

“And listen, look at all the talk. Look at the controversy over who they thought won, the rematch. This thing here, there was such a buzz over this. I think it’s best for boxing. Let’s see it again.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

#CelebWatch

Trainer’s corner

It’s fair to say SugarHill Steward, Fury’s trainer, wants the KO.

He told Express Sport: “The way I was raised was just get the knockout.

“F**k everything else. Get the knockout. That’s the way it was told to me – f**k everything else, get the knockout.

“That’s the only 100 percent way to be sure that you won that fight.

“There’s nothing against the judges or anything like that – but why not go for the KO? Be the judge yourself. Take destiny into your own hands.

“You don’t have to worry about this judge or that judge didn’t see that correctly. You don’t have to talk about any of that stuff because you got the knockout. Everything else is irrelevant.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

Dillon Danis has his say

Wilder points win? 

A lot of the talk heading into tonight has revolved around whether Wilder can land the right hand, Fury can KO Wilder, or whether Fury will win on points.

But no-one has mentioned the possibility that Wilder could win on points.

But Wilder believes he can do it and silence the doubters.

“Of course I can win a fight on the scorecards,” he said.

“Anything is possible in boxing. I’m not worried about my boxing IQ or my level of skill.

“I’m very confident in what I do and say and that makes me who I am,” said Wilder.

“That’s why I’m still undefeated, and every fighter has tasted the canvas. You’re witnessing history.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

Telli Swift: 

Deontay Wilder’s fiancee has had her say on her boyfriend’s clash with Fury tonigh – and it’s fair to say she doesn’t mince her words.

She’s horrifically backed Wilder to ‘catch a body’ on his record before.

The comments are in reference to what Wilder said before the first Fury fight – that he would like to have ‘a body on my record’.

Those comments have always attracted criticism from people in and outside of boxing.

“Told ol’ boy he got get knocked tf out,” she wrote.

“@Bronzebomber bout to catch a body #hammerfromalabama.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

Yes, yes he is… apart from me

Some more predictions…

Team Wilder are pumped…

Throwback to last time…

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates and results from world title rematch

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates and results from world title rematch (Image: GETTY)

Stitch Duran

One big problem Fury has going into tonight’s clash is the cut above his right eye, which opened up in his previous fight with Otto Wallin.

The cut required 47 stitches and cut man Jorge Capetillo did his best to contain the flow of blood.

But tonight, legendary cut man Jacob ‘Sitch’ Duran is in the corner of Fury, just in case that cut opens up again.

“:[I told him:] ‘I’m going to take care of you like you’re my son’, that’s what I do with all the fighters. So I’m looking forward to it.”

It was also revealed earlier this week by Duran that a web mesh was put into Fury’s cut by the surgeon who stitched it back together after the Wallin clash.

Certainly one to watch out for tonight.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

Trainer’s corner

Fury’s ex-trainer Ben Davison has had his say on Fury’s clash with Wilder.

He believes that Wilder’s weight, 231lbs, is an advantage for Fury, who came in at 273lbs

“Think Wilder coming in heavier is an advantage to Tyson,” he tweeted.

“He can punch at any weight, the added weight will slow him down and fatigue him quicker, he’s an explosive type athlete, not an endurance built athlete.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

Predicitions

Carl Froch: I’d say Fury on points. I do not like the talk of him knocking Wilder out. He would have to stand in range and to do that you can get clipped on the chin. If you do with Wilder it’s lights out. I think Fury’s talk of taking Wilder on at his own game is a smokescreen.

Manny Pacquiao: Never bet against a puncher, particularly one like Wilder. I look at him like I do at a Mike Tyson, another puncher. I see Wilder winning this rematch by 10th-round knockout.

Larry Holmes: Wilder will knock out Fury in the seventh or eighth round if he does what I know that he can do, which is stay on the outside, use his jab and throw that right hand over the jab.

David Haye: I’ve played it over in my head so many different times. My heart and gut just sway to Wilder’s punch power. I think that knockout shot will land on Fury.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

Live stream details

You’re probably wondering how you can watch tonight’s event! Well we have you covered. 

BT Sport Box Office will be showing the fight but you’ll have to pay up £24.95 if you want to watch Fury vs Wilder 2. 

You can stream the action from the BT Sport Box Office app, which you can download onto your tablet or smartphone. 

Or you can order the fight on your Sky or Virgin Media box so the fight can be watched from your TV. The event starts at midnight while Fury and Wilder will hit the ring around 5am. 

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates, live stream, results from world title clash (Image: GETTY)

What the fighters have said

“Wanting to go head to head with him is a bold move, but we fight fire with fire,” Fury said.

“When I went at him in the first fight, though, he could not contain me. If I start doing that in Round 1, then he will be gassed by Round 5 and hanging on for dear life, if he even gets that far.

“The 12th round of our first fight was a good round, and credit to Wilder, he got me with two of the best punches I have ever seen thrown in a 12-round heavyweight fight. But the thing Wilder must be thinking is, ‘I hit that guy with my hardest punch in Round 12, and he got up. What do I have to do to keep him down?'”

Wilder said: “Anything is possible in the ring, but it comes down to if he can back up his words.

“I don’t believe anything Fury says. I think he is just trying to butter me up and use a lot of mind games. I am not concerned with what he says.

“I am more focused on what he does. I am a man of action. I am planning for everything, but I think when coming forward doesn’t work for him, he will resort to what he knows.”

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates and results from world title rematch

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates and results from world title rematch (Image: EXPRESS SPORT)

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Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington (IBF heavyweight title)

Emanuel Navarrete vs Jeo Santisima (WBO world super bantamweight title)

Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis (super welterweight)

Petros Ananyan defSubriel Matias UD (super-lightweight)

Javier Molina def. Amir Imam UD (welterweight)

Rolando Romero def. Arturs Ahmetov RD 2 TKO (lightweight)

Gabriel Flores Jr. def. Matt Conway UD (super-featherweight)

Vito Mielnicki Jr. def. Corey Champion UD (welterweight)

Isaac Lowe def. Alberto Guevara UD (featherweight)

Hi there!

Hello and welcome to Express Sport’s LIVE coverage of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 – one of the most anticipated world heavyweight title rematches in the history of boxing. 

Both fighters are looking in tip-top shape and they’ve exchanged all foul words possible in human history over the weeks leading up to this evening’s gargantuan event. 

Their first bout promised all the thrills and spills expected with a heavyweight world title fight. Fury produced the boxing, Wilder produced the power and Fury withstood said power. Who can forget that final round? 

It finished in a controversial split decision draw, but we’re hoping for a definitive winner tonight. Who will prevail as the No 1 heavyweight in the world? Fury or Wilder? 

Sit back, relax, crack a cold one open and follow along with our coverage here on Express Sport. 

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2 LIVE: Updates and results from world title rematch

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