BT Sport announces price for Wilder v Fury

By Stuart Stone

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Pay per view: BT Sport has announced the price of screening the bout for pubs and clubs
Pay per view: BT Sport has announced the price of screening the bout for pubs and clubs
BT Sport has announced that pubs and clubs will be able to purchase Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's clash for the WBC World Heavyweight title on 1 December for £150 through BT Sport Box Office.

The broadcaster also announced an early bird offer of £120 for existing BT Sport customers wishing to purchase the fight.

Fury and Wilder have embarked on their pre-fight press tour this week ahead of the 1 December bout at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre, clashing on stage at BT’s studios in Stratford, east London, as well as their second press conference in New York.

Beijing Olympic bronze medallist, Deontay ‘the bronze bomber’ Wilder, boasts an unbeaten professional record of 40 wins, with 39 coming inside the distance – the most recent of which was a 10th round stoppage of highly rated Cuban Luis Ortiz, who was himself unbeaten prior to challenging Wilder.

Fury, also unbeaten in the professional ranks, claims to be the lineal heavyweight king given he didn’t lose the IBO, IBF, WBA and WBO titles he won from Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany, in November 2015. He has recorded two straight wins since returning to boxing in June 2018, the most recent of which being a unanimous decision victory over Francesco Pianeta – after which the bout with Wilder was announced.

The winner of December's bout is expected to fight Anthony Joshua in 2019 in an attempt to become the first holder of every world heavyweight title since Lennox Lewis.

BT Sport director commercial premises Bruce Cuthbert said: “This is a golden era for British boxing, and the fight that everybody is talking about is Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury, in LA on the 1st December.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer pubs and clubs the opportunity to show this blockbuster fight on BT Sport Box Office.”

BT Sport Box Office will be available to commercial premises via channel 490 on the Sky platform.

Existing BT Sport commercial customers will be able to benefit from an early bird offer of £120 if they sign up between 1-16 November by calling BT Sport Box Office on 0800 678 1068.

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