Saturday night (September 14th) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) returns to action against Sweden’s Otto Wallin (20-0-1 NC, 13 KOs). The British star is coming off an easy second-round TKO of German Tom Schwarz, making the most of his Top Rank/ESPN debut.
Fury is in line to rematch Deontay Wilder (tentatively in February 2020), but in the meantime, we are subject to Fury in some “tune-up” fights as Top Rank builds up his name to an American audience. Obviously he has to win, as does Wilder against Luis Ortiz in November, and then we can look forward to these two top heavies square off again after their great first bout ended in a split draw last December. Wallin is certainly better than Tom Schwarz and presents a different challenge as a southpaw. Beyond that? Fury should be well above anyone Wallin has faced, and this is another showcase fight for Tyson. Then again, it’s heavyweight, so weirdness can happen at any moment.
Here are the basic details on the how you can watch this event, where you can catch a live stream, start time for the main event, and more.
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Fight time: The prelims begin at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT, while the main card broadcast starts at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT. The main event is expected to start somewhere around 12 AM ET, no earlier than that.
TV Network: BT Sport Box Office goes live on the air at midnight local time in the United Kingdom, where the cost of the PPV is £19.95.
ESPN+ Main Fight Card: Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin (12 rounds, heavyweights); Emanuel Navarrete vs. Juan Miguel Elorde (12 rounds, junior featherweights)
ESPN+ Preliminary Card: Jose Pedraza vs. Jose Zepeda (10 rounds, super lightweights); Carlos Cuadras vs. Jose Maria Cardenas (10 rounds, super flyweights); Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. Miguel Angel Aispuro (8 or 6 rounds, lightweights); Isaac Lowe vs. Ruben Garcia Hernandez (10 or 8 Rounds, super featherweights); Iskander Kharsan vs. Isidro Ochoa (8 rounds, super bantamweights)
Swing Bouts: Abram Martinez vs. Kevin Johnson (6 or 4 rounds, welterweights); Felix Valera vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (10 rounds, light heavyweights); Guido Vianello vs. Cassius Anderson (6 or 4 rounds, heavyweights)
Live stream: Viewers in the United States can catch Fury vs. Schwarz through the ESPN+ subscription service. You can sign-up for a free trial or subscribe for $4.99 per month. Options for streaming the fight via BT Sport Box Office in the UK can be viewed here.