Las Vegas is embracing for the biggest heavyweight fight in nearly two decades. WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is set to defend his title against Tyson Fury. The fight will take place this weekend at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight is the rematch as the pair squared off eighteen months ago in Los Angeles.
The first fight ended in a controversial draw. While Fury outboxed Deontay Wilder for the entirety of the fight, Wilder scored two knockdowns in the fight, which may have swayed off the judges’ decision slightly.
Ever since his fight against Wilder, the former heavyweight champion has since competed twice against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin and has defeated them both. He also made an appearance on WWE Crown Jewel against Braun Strowman and defeated him.
Meanwhile, Wilder also competed twice in 2019. He knocked out Dominick Breazeale and Luis Ortiz.
None the less, the promotion for the rematch has been terrific. Fox Sports and ESPN are doing a joint PPV for this fight. Fox Sports also ran two 30-seconds ads for the fight during the Super Bowl 54.
How to watch the fight in India?
No sports network has been able to secure the fight in India. However, fans shouldn’t feel disheartened as they still have a legal way of enjoying the fight.
FITE will offer the PPV event, Wilder-Fury 2 live from Las Vegas for $14.99. FITE offers live HD PPV events online, and to all mobile, OTT and IT-connected devices. It also has DVR, live chat, reminders, voting, countdown clock and replays!
What time is the fight?
The undercard starts from 7:30 am on Sunday.
Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington (Heavyweight)
Emanuel Navarrete vs Jeo Santisima (Super-Bantamweight)
Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis (Super-Welterweight)
Subriel Matias vs Petros Ananyan (Super-Lightweight)
Amir Imam vs Javier Molina (Super-Lightweight)
Rolando Romero vs Arturs Ahmetovs (Lightweight)
Gabriel Flores Jr vs Matt Conway (Lightweight)
Vito Mielnicki Jr vs Corey Champion (Welterweight)
Isaac Lowe vs Alberto Guevara (Featherweight)
“Deontay’s got amazing power and no matter what it comes to, verbal blows or anything, you always have to respect him.
“He’s 10 defences, beaten Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson and all these guys’ record defending the belt and he’s done a fantastic job here in the United States, holding his title and defending it regularly so congratulations to the guy.
“I’ve got nothing – I can’t take anything from him. He’s a great puncher and he gets the job done.”
“Of course I can win a fight on the scorecards. Anything is possible in boxing. I’m not worried about my boxing IQ or my level of skill. I’m very confident in what I do and say and that makes me who I am,” said Wilder.
“That’s why I’m still undefeated, and every fighter has tasted the canvas. You’re witnessing history.”