The heavyweight title struggle between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder shall be televised on each Fox Sports’ and ESPN’s pay-per-view platforms in the US, with a worth of $79.99. The pay-per-view card begins at 9 p.m. Japanese on Saturday. And sure, it’s a bit uncommon to have two massive sports activities networks carry the identical occasion, although that’s one of many quirks typically current in boxing.
Fury is promoted by High Rank, which has a media cope with ESPN, and Wilder fights beneath the banner of Premier Boxing Champions, which broadcasts its fights with Fox Sports activities and Showtime. That rival promoters and broadcast platforms have cooperated to stage the final two Fury-Wilder matchups hints at how vital these occasions are within the boxing world.
A two-hour preliminary card started at 7 p.m. Japanese, and in the US it’s being televised on each ESPN and Fox Sports activities 1. A set of early prelims additionally streamed on ESPN’s YouTube channel.
The principle occasion between Wilder and Fury major occasion will doubtless start after 11 p.m. Japanese — and maybe nearer to midnight Japanese. It relies upon closely on the outcomes of earlier fights.
Right here’s a take a look at the bouts on the primary card and the preliminary card (notice that typically bouts can change with little or no discover):
Tyson Fury (30-0-1) vs. Deontay Wilder (42-1-1), World Boxing Council World heavyweight title, 12 rounds
Efe Ajagba (15-0) vs. Frank Sanchez (18-0), World Boxing Council Continental Americas and World Boxing Group N.A.B.O. heavyweight title, 10 rounds
Robert Helenius (30-3) vs. Adam Kownacki (20-1), heavyweight, 12 rounds
Jared Anderson (9-0) vs. Vladimir Tereshkin (22-1), heavyweight, eight rounds
Edgar Berlanga (17-0) vs. Marcelo Esteban Coceres (30-2-1), vacant World Boxing Group N.A.B.O. tremendous middleweight title, 10 rounds
Julian Williams (27-2-1) vs. Vladimir Hernandez (12-4), tremendous welterweight, 10 rounds