Venues around Australia can look forward to a huge Sunday this weekend as the highly anticipated Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury rematch finally takes place.

Heavyweight legend George Foreman described Wilder-Fury II as one of the top three most highly anticipated boxing rematches of all time “because you don’t know who’s going to win.”

The huge heavyweight contest is the first of three big hits for venues over the coming months with two knockout UFC cards happening in March and April.

The Wilder versus Fury rematch on this Sunday 1pm AEDT, 23 February will be one of the biggest international boxing events of the year following their epic bout in December 2018.

Foxtel Business’ GM of Content Partnerships, Japhy Duldig: “This event has already doubled the sales for the first match and is now the biggest selling international title fight boxing since Jeff Horn took on Terence Crawford in Las Vegas, June 2018.”

It’s the anticipation of another epic fight like when the two first met in 2018, which has boxing fans salivating at the prospect of this rematch.

That clash controversially ended in a draw despite many pundits considering Fury to have won more rounds after he dominated the early exchanges. But Wilder fought back late to secure two knockdowns that saved him from certain defeat.

Speaking to Boxing Scene about the fight, former heavyweight champion Foreman said: “Wilder had that fight won and we thought he had it won.

“That’s what makes it one of the most important heavyweight rematches in boxing history — because you don’t know who’s going to win.

“If Fury does what he did in the first fight — boxing him and not playing around — I think he could easily win a decision. If Wilder decides to come back and can land that right-left hook again, then he can get this guy out in seven or eight rounds.

“I really don’t know what’s going to happen. I wouldn’t bet on the fight, I’ll tell you that.”

This event starts in the venue-friendly time-slot of 1PM AEDT and anticipation for it is at fever pitch following a much-hyped press conference where both fighters declared they are chasing knockout wins.

Then UFC 248 on Sunday 8 March also delivers two title fights, with Kiwi, Israel Adesanya defending his middleweight crown for the first time against Yoel Romero while women’s straw-weight champion Weili Zhang meets Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

The big-time confirmed cards continue all the way into April as UFC 249 on Sunday 19 April features the lightweight world title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.

All of the above Pay-Per-View events are on Foxtel’s Main Event channel 521. All times AEDT.

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Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.