WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 – LOS ANGELES – 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT
SHOWTIME Sports will present the official live stream of the Wilder vs Fury international press tour across digital platforms as WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury embark on a three-city press tour to announce their December 1 world title bout. The larger-than-life personalities will descend upon London, New York and Los Angeles as the 6-foot-7 Wilder and the 6-foot-9 Fury face off and sound off in anticipation for the biggest heavyweight event in the U.S. since Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis in 2002.
The live fully produced programs will be available via Facebook @ShowtimeBoxing and YouTube @ShoSports channel. SHOWTIME Sports announcer Mauro Ranallo will host coverage from New York and Los Angeles. Hall of Fame SHOWTIME analyst Steve Farhood will provide analysis in New York, while Brendan Schaub, the former UFC fighter and current host of the SHOWTIME digital talk show BELOW THE BELT, will join Ranallo in Los Angeles.
Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury. America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights, including knockouts in all seven of his title defenses. Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion who is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 – LONDON 7:00 am ET / 4:00 am PT from BT Sport Headquarters
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 – NEW YORK – 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 am PT from Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury announced on Saturday that they have agreed to a heavyweight showdown later this year. The announcement was made in Belfast immediately following’s the undefeated Fury’s shutout decision of Francesco Pianeta.
Wilder vs. Fury, a 12-round matchup for Wilder’s WBC Heavyweight World Championship, will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. A date and venue for the event will be announced shortly.
The 6-foot-7 Wilder is 40-0 with 39 knockouts and American’s only heavyweight champion since 2007. The 6-foot-9 Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO Champion who has never been defeated in 27 professional fights.
After the Fury – Pianeta fight, Wilder entered the ring to announce that the two undefeated heavyweights have agreed to a 2018 showdown for Wilder’s WBC title. A date and venue for the event, which will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV, will be announced shortly.
“We’re ready now,” Wilder said during the post-fight interview. “This fight will happen. It’s on. This fight is official. This is what we’ve been waiting for, the best fighting the best.
“There’s one thing Tyson Fury has never had. He’s won a lot of belts but he’s never had the WBC belt. If he ever even thinks about having this belt he better wake up and apologize to me because it will never happen. I can’t wait to fight you because I am going to knock you out. This I promise you. Every man who has ever stepped in the ring with me, I’ve knocked them out in devastating fashion. You’ve never been knocked out, but you’re going to feel the experience of what it’s like to be hit by the Bronze Bomber.”
The 6-foot-9 Fury, who never lost his titles in the ring, will now face the 6-foot-7 Wilder, who has 39 knockouts in his 40 professional fights.
“We are two men who will fight anybody,” Fury said. “This man has been trying to make a big fight with the other chump, I think we all know who I’m talking about. They called, I answered. I said to send the contract, they sent me the contract. I said yes. And now he gets his chance to fight the linear heavyweight champion of the world.
“My promise is that when we go to Las Vegas, I’m knocking you out.”