Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury bout officially announced for Dec. 1

Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury bout officially announced for Dec. 1

Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and former world champion Tyson Fury finalized their deal Friday night, and Premier Boxing Champions announced the fight would take place Dec. 1.

Editor's Picks Joshua looks to dispatch Povetkin before lining up Wilder superfight Saturday's fight against Alexander Povetkin has its potential pitfalls, but Anthony Joshua and his camp say they are committed to taking care of business -- and they're ready to make a Deontay Wilder fight happen next.

Also unusual about the announcement -- in addition to its coming on a Friday night -- was that it came on the eve of unified heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua's title defense against Alexander Povetkin, which will take place Saturday at Wembley Stadium in London.

Tyson Fury, left, and Deontay Wilder will do a three-city media tour to promote their Dec. 1 fight, beginning with London on Oct. 1, followed by New York and Los Angeles.

After Fury outpointed Wladimir Klitschko to win three major world title belts and the lineal title in November 2015, Fury didn't fight again for 31 months.

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