SHOWTIME Sports will present live HD Satellite and Internet coverage of fight week events in advance of this Saturday’s WBC Heavyweight World Championship between unbeaten American champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and lineal champion Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) live on SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of the 6-foot-7 Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of the 6-foot-9 Fury in the most significant heavyweight event in the U.S. in more than 15 years. The SHOWTIME PPV undercard features unified 154-pound world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.
In addition, SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will stream live on SHOWTIME Sports social channels beginning at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT and feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk. SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will air live on SHOWTIME and stream for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 – 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 – 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT
Undercard Final Press Conference From The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
Post-Fight Press Conference From STAPLES Center
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 a.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. PT from BT Sport Headquarters
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 – NEW YORK
12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT from Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 – LOS ANGELES
3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT from Star Plaza – STAPLES Center