The great boxing just keeps on coming on BT Sport and now we have a monumental billing with Tyson Fury finally lined up to take on Deontay Wilder.
In what promises to be the biggest fight of 2018, Wilder defends his WBC world heavyweight title against Fury on December 1 at the iconic Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Following up on September’s blockbuster rematch between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin, Fury’s Stateside battle will be a feature event on our new pay-per-view channel, BT Sport Box Office HD, which is available on BT TV, Sky and Virgin.
The mouth-watering contest was confirmed by Wilder, Fury and promoter Frank Warren in the ring following the Gypsy King's victory over Francesco Pianeta in August.
It is a thrilling prospect that will grab the attention of the boxing universe, pitting two undefeated giants against each other for the right to lay claim over the heavyweight divison.
Who will prevail when the current WBC champion, Wilder, takes on the lineal heavyweight champion, Fury?
Andy Haworth, managing director of strategy and content at BT Consumer, said: “We couldn’t have asked for a more exciting line up to kick off BT Sport Box Office.
"We’re delighted to bring these exciting fights to viewers across the UK.
"BT Sport and Frank Warren have created some fantastic Fight Nights on BT Sport and the launch of BT Sport Box Office across multiple platforms will give us the opportunity to make some huge bouts available to viewers across the UK.”
The acrimonious war of words between Wilder and Fury ignited back in January 2016, when they had to be separated in the ring after Wilder knocked out Poland’s Artur Szpilka.
“Any time, any place, anywhere,” stated Fury. “I’ll fight you in your back yard. Like I did with [Wladimir] Klitschko.”
Wilder fired back: “You can run around like you’re a preacher but I promise you, when you do step in this ring I will baptise you!”
Two-and-a-half years on and the duo’s goading duel - which continued this week with Wilder crashing Fury's weigh-in - will finally be settled in the ring.
Fury, possessing a 27-0 record, with 19 victories by way of knockout, hopes to complete his comeback to the top of the sport on the grandest stage in Las Vegas.
“Let’s face it, he’s not really fought anybody and he’s had 40 fights,” declared Fury, referring to Wilder’s own unblemished history.
The 32-year-old American boasts 39 KOs in 40 professional bouts.
Something has to give and with plenty of bad blood between the pair, we're poised for a classic clash live on BT Sport.
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