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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2: talkSPORT to bring you live and exclusive coverage of huge heavyweight title fight

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Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will clash in a career-defining rematch later this month – and talkSPORT will be there to bring you live and exclusive coverage.

We have the landed the radio rights to the huge show in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 22, as the two boxing superstars look to settle their scores following their controversial draw in December 2018 in one of the best fights in recent memory.

Wilder and Fury will do battle once again later this month
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Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title will be on the line again and one of their unbeaten records is surely set to end.

talkSPORT will be making a night of it for boxing fans across the UK, with nine hours of uninterrupted coverage from 10pm on Saturday night through to 7am Sunday morning.

Former British cruiserweight Glenn McCrory, Fight Night presenter Adam Catterall and talkSPORT’s Dom McGuinness will be at the MGM Arena in Vegas, to bring you all the build up, live action and post fight analysis.

Ahead of the fight, talkSPORT’s Fight Night will be previewing all the action and analysing every punch in the ring with a host of guests in the podcast that packs a punch.

‘Fight Night: Fury Week’ the podcast will be going daily on February 17-23. 

Fury vs Wilder 2 fight details

Date: Saturday, February 22

Expected US start time: 8pm

Expected UK start time: 4am (Sunday morning)

Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Full card:

  • Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury – heavyweight
  • Charles Martin vs Gerald Washington – heavyweight
  • Emanuel Navarrete vs Jeo Santisima – super bantamweight
  • Sebastian Fundora vs Daniel Lewis – super welterweight

 

The station is also partnering with Eastenders’ Jake Wood and Spencer Oliver for a special radio version of their popular boxing podcast to air on the night, with expert analysis from The Sun’s legendary boxing correspondent Colin Hart throughout ‘Heavyweight Week’, counting down his all time heavyweight bouts.

This will be accompanied by a raft of bespoke boxing content across talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 leading up to the fight as well as social media content for talkSPORT’s 4.1million social media followers.

Meanwhile, talkSPORT.com will be on hand to bring you all the latest news, in-depth features, exclusive interviews and reaction, plus a live blog of the night’s action.

Fury went down twice against Wilder in their first meeting, but many had thought he had done enough to win
Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Tyson Fury said: There’s no more ducking and diving – the ‘Bomb Squad’ is about to be securely detonated and the real champion crowned as the world watches on for the most anticipated fight in years. This is unfinished business for me, but come February 22, this dosser will finally get what’s coming to him, and I can’t wait!

Promoter Frank Warren said: “Fans across the world will be tuning in for this unmissable boxing action on talkSPORT in the biggest clash of the year so far. These two towering boxers will leave nothing in the ring – It’s unfinished business.” 


talkSPORT National Radio Controller Liam Fisher said: “2020 will be a huge year in top level boxing on talkSPORT and this is the big ticket in an unmissable weekend of action that also includes a Premier League triple header. We love boxing and our listeners do too – flocking to all things boxing on air and online. Our team will be ringside to bring all the drama to our UK listeners through the early hours. Live action on talkSPORT – it’s what real sport sounds like.” 

How to listen

Listeners can tune in at talkSPORT.com here or by clicking the radio player below. You can also listen via the app, connected listening devices, on DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM. 




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