Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder has all the ingredients to be the sport’s biggest fight.
Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn had been locked in talks with the American over the potential for a super fight to decide the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
But after talks broke down and Team AJ opted for a mandatory defence against Alexander Povetkin, Fury swooped in and stepped up to the plate for his own super fight.
Fury and Wilder agreed terms and came face-to-face in Belfast in September after Fury’s comfortable win over Francesco Pianeta.
The final details have now been ironed out for what will be one of the biggest heavyweight fights in recent years.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight…
When and where is the fight?
The two camps took less than 48 hours to agree terms for the fight, which will take place on Saturday, December 1 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
What channel will the fight be on?
The fight will be on BT Sport Box Office in the UK with Showtime pay-per-view broadcasting the event in the United States.
Will there be a live stream?
The fight will be streamed on the BT Sport website.
How do I buy tickets?
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Wilder apologises for ‘breaking mascot’s jaw’
Deontay Wilder has apologised for allegedly breaking a mascot’s jaw with a single punch.
The heavyweight world champion landed a devastating blow on the character on Spanish TV channel Nacion ESPN.
It was claimed Wilder didn’t know there was a person in the costume, but the WBC champ said: "Anything headlining I didn’t know a "human being" was in there is just straight "click baiting" like come on now.
"I guess the mascot rolled out there. Show so respect!
"I sincerely apologize to the brave man that was injured (if this is true) I have the up most high respect for him, his participation, willingness and courage.
"If this is true I personally would like to invite him to my Dec 1 fight. Word is bond."
Los Angeles sees off competition from Las Vegas to host fight
Tyson Fury’s challenge for Deontay Wilder’s world title will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
The eagerly-awaited clash had already been confirmed for December 1 but the LA venue was competing with the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas.
But the 21,000-capacity home of the LA Lakers has won out.
Should Fury pull off the upset, he will likely fight Wilder again next year after the champion insisted on a rematch clause in the contract.
That would derail Anthony Joshua’s hopes of a unification clash with Wilder at Wembley in April.
Wilder’s manager refuses to meet Barry Hearn without new offer
Deontay Wilder’s team have rejected advances from Anthony Joshua’s representatives about a unification clash.
Joshua wants to face Wilder at Wembley on April 13 following his seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin.
Promoter Eddie Hearn wants the fight to be agreed before Wilder takes on Tyson Fury on December 1.
And his dad Barry wanted to meet Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel in the coming weeks.
But he told Sky Sports : "I have sent three separate emails to Barry saying that I have no desire to meet with Barry unless I have a real offer for Wilder to meet Joshua."
Fury ramps up war of words with Joshua’s promoter
Tyson Fury claims Eddie Hearn is "bitter" because he turned down the chance to join his Matchroom empire.
Hearn labelled Fury "the most unentertaining fighter" he’d ever seen following Anthony Joshua’s win over Alexander Povetkin.
Fury is clambering for a fight with his countryman but must first take on world champion Deontay Wilder.
And the 30-year-old claims he rejected Hearn’s multi-million pound offer to join his stable.
Fury tweeted: "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 [the] Gypsy King he now says I’m the worst fighter he has ever seen! Bitter little spoiled punk, #sausage."
Who is on the undercard?
No undercard fights have been announced yet.
What are the bookies’ odds?
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Who wins this world heavyweight title fight?
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