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2018

Wilder v Fury: 12-STRONG undercard accompanies MEGA-MAIN EVENT

World Boxing News 27/11/2018

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The stage is set for this weekend’s huge event featuring two of the top heavyweights in the world – Wilder v Fury.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury battle it out to see who is the number one fighter in the division.

Whoever takes the spoils walks away from The Staples Center with the coveted WBC title and sets up a future undisputed collision with Anthony Joshua in late 2019 or Early 2020.

So who is on the undercard?

Two world title fights co-feature prior to the main event as Jarrett Hurd defends his super-welterweight title. In the second, the vacant IBF minimumweight strap is on the line.

Hurd faces Englishman Jason Welborn, a former British champion at the higher middleweight limit.

Whilst unbeaten boxers Mark Barriga and Carlos Licona duke it out for the red belt at 105.

Further action sees a trio of eye-catching heavyweight contests on the California bill.

Wilder’s most recent challenger Luis Ortiz comes up against Travis Kauffman, Joe Joyce takes on Joe Hanks and Chris Arreola returns to action.

Arreola’s opponent is Maurenzo Smith as another of Wilder’s championship victims plots another route to the top.

Frank Warren brings two of his fighters over from the UK for a showcase.

Anthony Yarde and Isaac Lowe are excited to be part of the card, whilst ex-interim and full world title holders Robert Guerrero and Alfredo Angulo add some big event experience to the show.

Julian Williams v Francisco Castro was recently confirmed to bolster the list, which includes Jesse Rodriguez v Alex Vegas at super-bantamweight.

Finally, and in one of the most interesting additions, Wilder’s brother Marsellos makes up the thirteen-strong presentation.

A cruiserweight, Wilder embarked on a pugilistic career with two quick stoppages in 2018.


WILDER v FURY

Full card for Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA

12 – WBC heavyweight title

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

12 IBF/WBA/IBO super welterweight titles

Jarrett Hurd v Jason Welborn

12 – vacant IBF minimumweight title

Mark Anthony Barriga v Carlos Licona

10 – heavyweight

Luis Ortiz v Travis Kauffman

10 – heavyweight

Joe Joyce v Joe Hanks

10 – heavyweight

Chris Arreola v Maurenzo Smith

10 – light heavyweight

Anthony Yarde v TBA

8 – welterweight

Robert Guerrero v Adam Mate

8 – middleweight

Julian Williams v Francisco Castro

8 – super middleweight

Alfredo Angulo v Fernando Castaneda

8 – super featherweight

Isaac Lowe v Lucas Baez

8 – super bantamweight

Jesse Rodriguez v Axel Vega

4 – cruiserweight

Marsellos Wilder v David Damore


COVERAGE

The December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME 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 challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.

SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will also stream live for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.

ABOUT WILDER vs. FURY

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pits the WBC Heavyweight World Champion Wilder against the lineal heavyweight champion Fury on SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.

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