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Deontay Wilder is set to defend his WBC heavyweight world title against Tyson Fury on December 1 at the Staples Center in LA.

In anticipation for the heavyweight showdown, TheSportsman.com have put together an extensive build-up guide ahead of the contest.

Take a look at the in-depth tale of the tape below.aaaa

Fury will be hoping his larger frame can give him an advantage against Wilder, with his average weight around two and a half stone heavier than his opponent.

His height and reach are respectively two inches greater than the American, too, with the Gypsy King standing at 6’ 9” with a reach of 85 inches.

Both boxers are of an orthodox stance, but their styles are considerably different.

Fury is a uniquely talented boxer, whilst the Bronze Bomber is powerful with both hands, highlighting his almost perfect knockout percentage.

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Current heavyweight champion Wilder has an impeccable record of 40 fights, 40 wins and a KO percentage of 98 per cent.

Fury on the other hand has had only 27 bouts in his career, coming out victorious every single time, and knocking out 70 per cent of his opponents.

Wilder’s punching power is greatly reflected in the rounds he has fought in his career. Out of his 40 fights, he’s fought an average three rounds per fight compared to Fury’s six.

Despite fighting 13 fewer bouts throughout his career, the Brit has had to fight through 37 more rounds than his opponent.

Both men, of course, have five wins from their last five fights, with one standout victory apiece.

Fury stunned the boxing world with his unanimous decision victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, which thrust him to the top of the heavyweight division.

Wilder defeated Cuba’s dangerous, formerly unbeaten contender Luis Ortiz, who is on the undercard on Saturday, in March 2018 to establish himself as a truly world class champion.

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