Seven Things You Should Know About the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Fight on DStv

Posted on November 28 2018 , at 03:32 pm
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Boxing fans in Nigeria have a lot to be excited about as SuperSport is set to broadcast LIVE Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury’s upcoming title fight on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3am exclusive to DStv Premium customers on SuperSport 1 (channel 221).

Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight championship against former lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury in a fight expected to be watched by millions across the US and the world.

Amidst all the excitement about the upcoming fight, here are seven things you probably didn’t know about one of boxing’s biggest nights:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  1. 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’.

  1. 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.

  1. DStv Premium customers can watch the fight LIVE on SuperSport

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.

Get on DStv Premium to enjoy this world heavyweight clash this December. Join the conversation using the hashtag #SSBoxing and follow DStv on Twitter: @DStvNg and on Instagram: @dstvnigeria.

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