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The Big Question: What happens when Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight again on February 22?

Deontay Wilder
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This week's panellists are asked to make an early prediction ahead of the now confirmed February 22 rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

Mickey Helliet (manager and promoter)

Fury was coming off a long break last time they met and was still schooling Wilder for long periods of the fight. I can see him keeping Wilder at range more easily this time. Wilder is a very clever offensive fighter and I’m certain he’ll have some new tricks up his sleeve, but I anticipate Fury winning a decision.

Callum Johnson (light-heavyweight contender)

I think Tyson Fury will win on points this time around. I expected him to win the first fight but expect him to win the second even more convincing. There’s obviously always that chance of a Wilder win with that power of his but Tyson on points is my pick.

Chris McKenna (journalist)

I believe this time Fury will be fitter and sharper than he was in the first fight with Wilder and win rounds even more convincingly than last time to ensure the judges can’t take this one from him. But he still needs to be wary of the right hand from the American, which can end it at any time. I believe Fury will avoid it this time and win a decision.

Dave Allen (heavyweight contender)

The rematch, for me, can go either way. I can see about five different possibilities. I can see Fury winning on points, Wilder winning on points, Fury winning by stoppage, Wilder winning by stoppage, or another draw. I think Fury will win on points but, as a Fury fan, I’ll be watching through my fingers.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch
Wilder and Fury both had their moments first time around (Action Images/Andrew Couldridge)

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