Tyson Fury Vs Deontay Wilder Date and Time: When Is the WBC Heavyweight Fight?

Professional boxers Deontay Wilder (L) and Tyson Fury speak onstage during their press conference to promote their upcoming December 1, fight in Los Angeles at The Novo by Microsoft on October 3 in Los Angeles, California. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury go head-to-head on Saturday for the world heavyweight title in one of the most anticipated bouts in recent years.

The duo will put their unbeaten records on the line when they step into the ring, and Wilder's WBC title will also be at stake.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the fight.

When and where is Wilder vs Fury?

Wilder and Fury will lock horns on Saturday, December 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. While the arena is normally associated with the NBA and the NHL—it's the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers in the former and hosts the Los Angeles Kings in the latter—it has staged memorable fights before.

Oscar De LaHoya, Vitali Klitschko and Lennox Lewis have all fought in the 21,000-capacity arena. While only five of Wilder's 40 professional fights have been held outside the U.S., the Alabama-native has never fought at the Staples Center and in fact only one of his bouts was staged in Los Angeles.

In 2012, he stopped Kelvin Price in three rounds at the Memorial Sports Arena.

Fury's only previous foray in the U.S. came in April 2013, when he defeated Steve Cunningham in seven rounds in New York City.

What time does the fight start?

As ever, the main event's starting time will depend on the undercard and on the build-up. As a guideline, the fight is expected to start at 9 p.m. PST (12 a.m. EST).

What's at stake?

Bar a major surprise, either Fury or Wilder will lose their unbeaten record on Saturday. The Briton is 27-0 and has won two fights since making his professional comeback, following a three-year hiatus after stripping Wladimir Klitschko of his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in Dusseldorf, Germany, in November 2015.

However, both Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta—the two fighters Fury has beat since his comeback—were of a very modest standard and the Manchester-born boxer knows Wilder will be a completely different proposition.

The Bronze Bomber is 40-0 in his career, including 39 wins by KO. The 32-year-old's only win by decision came in January 2015 when he first captured the WBC heavyweight title by beating Bermane Stiverne via unanimous decision.

Wilder has defended the WBC crown seven times since, most recently by stopping Cuba's Luis Ortiz in 10 rounds in March at the Barclays Center in New York City.

The 32-year-old will put his title on the line again on Saturday night.