December 1 confirmed as showdown between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury
The fight between WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39KO's) and Tyson Fury (27-0, 19KO's) will take place on Saturday December. 1
Contracts have been signed with the venue for the bout, expected to be in the United States, to be announced next week.
American Wilder, 32, and Briton Fury, 30, agreed a fight back in August, following 'The Gypsy King's' one-sided points win over Francesco Pianeta (35-4-1) in his second fight since returning from a two-and-a-half-year spell out of the sport.
The promotional tour for the fight will begin on October 1 in London and will continue to New York and Los Angeles.
"I know you have got a big punch, I know you are unbeaten, I know you have got a big mouth, and I know you want to win, but you don't want it like I do," Fury said in a video addressing Wilder on social media.
"You can't beat me, I will out-heart you, I will force my will upon you until you quit and that is a promise. This chin is going nowhere, this chin will absorb all your power and I'll detonate."
Wilder has held the WBC title since January 2015. Neither man has been beaten, with Fury boasting a 27-fight winning streak and Wilder producing a fearsome 39 knockouts from 40 professional wins.
The news has been timed appropriately to take some of the shine away from WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21-0) as he is hours away from defending his belts to Russian Alexander Povetkin (34-1) in Wembley Stadium.
AJ has one more fight confirmed in the national stadium for April 13 next year and the winner of the WBC clash could likely be the next opponent, which will create history with all five belts on the line.