The city has beaten competition from Las Vegas, the traditional fight capital of the world, to land one of the biggest bouts of the year and the winner could even fight Anthony Joshua
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s heavyweight title fight will be in Los Angeles, it has been confirmed.
The venue for the WBC belt will be the Staples Center as opposed to any Las Vegas offerings, with Showtime and Frank Warren tweeting the news alongside a promo video.
The fight, on 1 December, pits two undefeated men against each other and the winner could go on to face Anthony Joshua.
And if that happens to be Fury, it could be the biggest sporting event on these shores since 1966 when England won the World Cup, according to Frank Warren.
“The winner of this fight, which I hope and believe will be Tyson, should be in the ring [with Joshua] to find out who is the best,” he told talkSPORT.
“That’s what should happen.
“Ali, Frazier and Foreman, they all fought each other – the best fight the best.”
Fury, though, is currently engaged in a war of words with Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter.
Hearn has made it known he’d rather see Wilder fight Joshua, the current WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO king.
“I don’t want to be disrespectful, but Tyson Fury is the most unentertaining fighter I’ve ever seen,” he said.
“He’s never been in a good fight in his whole career, apart from [Steve] Cunningham, where he got knocked down. Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua is the biggest fight in world boxing and stylistically it is the most exciting match-up you could possible make in boxing.”
As you can imagine, Fury was not going to ignore these comments.
Posting on Twitter, he wrote: “There is a certain daddy’s boy in boxing. Who offered me millions of pounds to sign a contract with him! Because he didn’t get GK he now says I’m the worst fighter he as ever seen! Bitter little spoiled punk.”
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