The heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will be televised on both Fox Sports’ and ESPN’s pay-per-view platforms in the United States, with a price of $79.99. The pay-per-view card begins at 9 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. And yes, it’s a bit unusual to have two big sports networks carry the same event, though that’s one of the quirks sometimes present in boxing.
Fury is promoted by Top Rank, which has a media deal with ESPN, and Wilder fights under the banner of Premier Boxing Champions, which broadcasts its fights with Fox Sports and Showtime. That rival promoters and broadcast platforms have cooperated to stage the last two Fury-Wilder matchups hints at how significant these events are in the boxing world.
A two-hour preliminary card began at 7 p.m. Eastern, and in the United States it is being televised on both ESPN and Fox Sports 1. A set of early prelims also streamed on ESPN’s YouTube channel.
The main event between Wilder and Fury main event will likely begin after 11 p.m. Eastern — and perhaps closer to midnight Eastern. It depends heavily on the results of earlier fights.
Here’s a look at the bouts on the main card and the preliminary card (note that sometimes bouts can change with little or no notice):
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 Organization 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 Organization N.A.B.O. super middleweight title, 10 rounds
Julian Williams (27-2-1) vs. Vladimir Hernandez (12-4), super welterweight, 10 rounds