It’s over a year since the pair’s captivating and controversial draw at the Staples Centre, where Fury dominated much of the fight before somehow picking himself up off the canvas in the 12th round.
Fury’s broadcast deal with ESPN blocked negotiations for an immediate rematch and the undefeated Briton has since picked up victories against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin.
Fury has split with his trainer for the first fight, Ben Davison, and will now work with the Javan SugarHill Steward, the son of legendary coach Emanuel Steward, who worked with the likes of Thomas Hearns, Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko.
Wilder has added another two knockouts to his resume, stopping former Anthony Joshua opponent Dominic Breazeale within two minutes and 17 seconds of the first round. The American then rematched veteran Luis Ortiz, stopping the Cuban in the seventh round with a right-hand, despite being down on the judges’ scorecards.