It's only the second month of the year, but the heavyweight rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is already looking like it'll be the biggest fight of 2020. The two boxing giants (both in stature and reputation) come in undefeated — 42 wins for Wilder, 29 for Fury. Wilder and Fury share a "zero" in the loss column and, just as relevant, a "one" in the third column after their December 2018 fight ended in a disputed draw.
Money, legacy and a heavyweight world title are on the line on Saturday night when the fighters star in the sequel. In the 14 months between the last fight and now, Wilder and Fury have been complimentary to each other in public comments. To the surprise of no one, the compliments ceased and trash talk took its place. Neither fighter held back at the final press conference on Thursday.
Wilder and Fury exchanged one shove each while on stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the same venue of Saturday night's fight. The 6-9 Fury and 6-7 Wilder towered over the security that stepped in between them. The jabs then turned verbal as the fighters took their seats.
Fury suggested he was responsible for Wilder's success because he brought him to big-time boxing by fighting him in 2018. Wilder snapped back. "Don't he dare ever say he got me to big-time boxing," Wilder said. "I'll slap him. Don't ever forget when I found you, you were strung out on coke. When I found you, you was like a big house [overweight] contemplating about killing yourself. So don't you ever forget. I brought you back."
Fury has been open about his struggles with mental health, as well as his use of cocaine and alcohol. The 31-year-old didn't back down from his own attack on Fury.
"Deontay Wilder is spouting a lot of rubbish," Fury said. "He gave me an opportunity, but I gave him the biggest payday of his whole life, brought him to the biggest stage in the world. And here he is. This is how he thanks me? I put millions in his account. You owe me everything. Welcome to big-time boxing."
Here's everything to know about watching the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pay-per-view, including the price and channels that will be broadcasting the highly anticipated rematch.
Wilder vs. Fury 2 PPV: How much is the fight on pay-per-view?
- PPV price: $79.99
The Wilder vs. Fury 2 fight costs $79.99 on pay-per-view. The fight can be purchased through ESPN+, Fox Sports Go, or via most major cable and satellite providers.
How to watch, live stream Wilder vs. Fury 2
- TV channel: ESPN, Fox Sports 1
- Live stream (PPV): ESPN+, Fox Sports app
The pre-fight coverage and undercard will be available on ESPN and Fox Sports 1. The main card is available on pay-per-view through ESPN+ and the Fox Sports app. The two networks have come together to provide unprecedented promotion for the fight, including running an advertisement during the Super Bowl.
What time does Wilder vs. Fury 2 start?
- Start time: 7 p.m. ET | 4 p.m. PT
- Main event: 11 p.m. ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)
Wilder and Fury likely won't head to the ring until after 11 p.m. ET but the coverage gets started much earlier. ESPN and FS1 will carry pre-show coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The undercard is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The main card coverage will shift to pay-per-view at 9 p.m. ET with Wilder and Fury as the main event at approximately 11 p.m. ET.
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury fight card
- Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury for Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight titles
- Charles Martin vs. Gerald Washington; heavyweight
- Emanuel Navarrete vs. Jeo Tupas Santisima for Navarrete's WBO Jr. featherweight title
- Sebastian Fundora vs. Daniel Lewis; Jr. middleweight
- Subriel Matias vs. Petros Ananyan; Jr. welterweight
- Amir Imam vs. Javier Molina; welterweight
- Rolando Romero vs. Arturs Ahmetovs; lightweight
- Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Matt Conway; Jr. lightweight
- Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Corey Champion; welterweight
- Isaac Lowe vs. Alberto Guevara; featherweight