The almighty heavyweight boxing clash between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, billed to hold on Sunday in Los Angeles, will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1 (Channel 221). The fight is exclusive to Premium customers at no extra charge.
Wilder, who has had 39 KOs in 40 fights, is statistically the heaviest puncher in heavyweight boxing history. The American is adept at short-circuiting his opponents. Though considered crude and unorthodox, Wilder possesses a savage instinct for hitting hard and will have every ambition of separating Fury from his senses.
Fury, in turn, is a human threshing machine. He is both big and seriously difficult to land against. With the longest jab in the business, he can frustrate opponents and mess with their defences.
The build-up has been typically loud and brash, which is to be expected from a pair of fighters who have never tasted defeat in a professional fight.
“It’s important to establish dominance,” said Wilder. “I say I’m the best, the baddest man on the planet. When it comes to Tyson Fury, I’m all about devastating knock-outs, it’s what I do.”
Fury responded in kind, saying: “I am no challenger for no man. I’m the linear heavyweight champion of the world, the best of the best.”
Wilder, probably doesn’t have the skill-set to outbox Fury, but his power makes him dangerous for every second of every round. The WBC champion is shortest in price to win the fight during rounds 5-8.
Fury will likely aim to dominate over 12 rounds, but the Wilder equaliser might see him pulling out big shots of his own down the stretch.
The televised undercard, which starts at 3am, includes several top fighters.