If there's any bout fans can't wait to feast their eyes on this festive season it's that of a WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. The pair will hope to outdo the other at Staples Center, Los Angeles on December 1.

Wilder to silence his doubters

Wilder, 33, will have to put his heavyweight title at stake as he battles the 30-year-old Fury, who once defeated nine-year heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. A win over the Brit will no doubt silence his doubters who believe Wilder has had a relatively easy route to stardom with Bermane Stiverne and Luiz Ortiz as his toughest opponents so far.

Fight records

Both men are yet to lose a single professional fight. 40 fights, 40 wins for Wilder (39 by KO). Meanwhile, his counterpart holds a record of 27 fights, 27 wins (19 by KO). Combined, the two are 67-0. However, according to Independent Sport, Wilder is the odds-on favorite to win the fight and retain his heavyweight title; thereby setting up a mouth-watering clash with British Athlete, Anthony Joshua in the New Year.

Over the years, Fury has shown he's no walkover as with the case with Klitschko in November 2015. A win for Fury over the American will be a noteworthy statement that he is fully back at where he belongs at the pinnacle of professional Boxing. Perhaps it will also bring to an end aspersion cast over his career due to his involvement with illicit drugs that had him stripped of his titles and his boxing license repealed.

The match will be aired live on BT Sport Box Office for UK viewers, according to Telegraph Sport and is available across BT, Sky and Virgin Media. "In the US, Showtime will be broadcasting the event, likewise on their pay-per-view platform." Fans viewing the bout could be expected to cough out up to $38. Likewise, ticket prices could go as high as $2,900.

It is rumored that the “Gypsy King” stands to earn $14m if he gets the better of it, while Fury is expected to pocket $10m.

What have they been saying?

Going into this fight, Fury has been quite assertive. He's called himself a “skillful boxer” and told the world that Wilder just “doesn't possess” anything he's scared of. Moreso, he ridiculed his achievement of having not fought opponents of the highest quality all through his career.

When asked who's the better of the two, Fury replied he's “not sure” but we'll have to “find out” on December 1. Wilder, on the other hand, refused to be disquieted by Fury's antics. He's attributed himself as “the best” on the planet. And that he would “deliver” what his fans expect of him, as discussed by Telegraph Sport. So who's having the upper hand?