There are indications that Nigerian fans would not be left out as global attention in the world of sport is anticipate the world heavyweight bout between WBC American champions Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury; a British lineal champion.
Both professional boxers are champions in their own rights and are set to go into the fight unbeaten in their combined 67 professional bouts. The fight is expected to be watched by millions across the world including without exempting Nigeria.
What has been the arrangement for the broadcast of the bout, when is the bout and where is the bout taking place get the gist below?
When is it? This weekend. Saturday, December 1, 2018 (but Sunday December 2 in the UK).
Boxing fans outside Africa will be able to watch the fight on Pay-Per-View but DStv Premium customers and customers who upgrade to premium can enjoy the match at no extra cost on SuperSport 1 on channel 221.
The fight will be aired live at 3am.
FACTs ahead the Fight
Amidst all the excitement about the upcoming fight, here are things you probably didn’t know about one of boxing’s biggest nights:
Deontay is the defending champion – While this may be common knowledge for the average boxing fan, many may not know that Deontay Wilder is currently the defending champion and Fury is the challenger. Fury challenged Deontay after Wilder defeated Arthur Szpilka at the Barclays Center in New York.
This will be Wilder’s first match at the Staples Center – The sure to be iconic match will be Wilder’s first fight at the Staples Center in his entire 40-fight career. The Staples Center won the rights to host the fight before other venues in Las Vegas and New York.
Both fighters remain unbeaten in their combined 67 professional bouts in a fight – Both Fury and Wilder have very impressive fighting records. While Fury has won all his 27 fights with 19 TKOs to his credit, Wilder has won all his 40 fights with 39 TKOs.
The two boxers stand to go home with a big pay –
It is believed that Wilder stands to earn $14m for the showdown while Fury is expected to pocket $10m.
Wilder’s nickname is the Bronze Bomber while Fury is the Gypsy King –
To avoid confusion during the bout, when the commentators refer to the boxers with their nicknames, one should note that Deontay Wilder is the ‘Bronze Bomber’ while Tyson Fury is popularly referred to as the ‘Gypsy King’.
Fury was born three months premature
Fury claims that he has been fighting before he was born not only because he is a Gypsy but also because he was born three months premature and only weighed 0.5kg.