Fury takes on Schwarz, ranked second by the WBO, in his first fight since his controversial draw with Wilder last December.
WBC champion Wilder has laid out plans for a rematch with Luis Ortiz later this year having vowed to address all of his controversial fights – insisting another showdown Fury will follow after that.
While much of the talk leading up to fight night will likely centre on that rematch, Fury must now focus on Schwarz.
As Andy Ruiz Jr proved, anything is possible in heavyweight boxing and the German will be looking to deliver another seismic shock to the division against the undefeated Fury.
Date, UK start time and venue
Fury vs Schwarz takes place at Las Vegas’ famed MGM Grand on Saturday 15 June.
It will be another early start for UK fight fans with the main event expected to get underway in the early hours of Sunday morning – approximately 4am, depending on how undercard fights pan out.
TV channel and live stream
The fight will be broadcast exclusively in the UK on BT Box Office for the price of £19.95.
Who is Tom Schwarz?
Like Fury, Schwarz is also undefeated, having registered 24 wins from 24 bouts with 16 knockouts along the way.
The names on his record are relatively unremarkable however with perhaps his most notable win coming over Sened Gashi in 2018, who UK viewers will be familiar with after his pretty wretched meeting with Dereck Chisora in April.
Gashi appeared to be on top in his meeting with Schwarz but was disqualified after persistently landing headbutts on his opponent.
After the fight, the two continued to go at it, with the ring swiftly filling as a wild brawl broke out.
Schwarz has fought outside his native Germany just twice in his career – those bouts taking place in Czech Republic in 2016 and 2017.
Fury represents a major step up in quality for the German.
Betting odds | Provided by Betfair | Subject to change (UK and Ireland only)
- Tyson Fury: 1/50
- Tom Schwarz: 13/1
- Draw: 40/1
Method of victory:
- Fury to win on points or decision: 7/4
- Fury to win via KO/TKO: 4/9
- Schwarz win on points or decision: 66/1
- Schwarz to win via KO/TKO
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An easy night’s work for Tyson Fury – a comfortable late stoppage.
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