Poxon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) are thrilled to announce that Marsellos Wilder will make his UK debut on the blockbuster show at The O2 on Saturday 23rd February.
The younger brother of WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay will compete exclusively LIVE on ITV Box Office.
The first big British boxing show of 2019 and PBC’s premiere event in the UK has set the standards high.
Wilder joins a huge list of star names. The show headlined with the mouthwatering clash between grudge rivals James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr.
DeGale v Eubank Jr. is supported with the explosive showdown between Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion Joe Joyce and Former World Champion Bermane Stiverne.
Furthermore, the return of Former IBF World Featherweight Champion Lee Selby adds to the show.
With Deontay, the “Bronze Bomber”, holding the WBC crown. And coming off a thrilling fight against Tyson Fury to defend his title. Fast-rising star Marsellos is creating a name for himself in the division below at Cruiserweight where he’s undefeated in three fights with two knockouts.
The 29-year-old from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is due to fight this Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York, when he faces Will Florentino.
Wilder bids to go 4-0 on the PBC show. The event is headlined by the highly-anticipated return of WBA World Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman.
‘One Time’ goes up against battle-hardened contender Josesito Lopez, televised live in the UK on ITV4.
Marsellos was a highly talented football player with plans to enter the NFL. But was encouraged to enter boxing by Deontay.
The Olympian said he’d be perfect to fight in the Cruiserweight division because of his size and athleticism.
He had a baptism of fire for the first time he ever went through the ropes when he had to spar against Deontay.
World Champion at the time, it proved to be motivational moment for him. Therefore, after only seven fights in the amateurs he quickly made the move to becoming a professional.
Tickets available from www.AXS.com and Inner Ringside/VIP Hospitality from www.sportandmusic.co.uk
This fight will be shown exclusively on ITV Box Office.
For further information and updates, please go to www.itvboxoffice.com