SHOWTME Sports released the first installment of ALL ACCESS DAILY: WILDER VS. FURY, the first of four daily digital features that will chronicle fight week leading into Saturday’s heavyweight blockbuster between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
New installments of ALL ACCESS DAILY: WILDER vs. FURY will publish each day on SHOWTIME Sports social platforms leading into Saturday’s SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
ALL ACCESS DAILY delivers the same intimate access and signature storytelling as the network’s Emmy Award-winning ALL ACCESS series. Part 1 of ALL ACCESS DAILY: WILDER vs. FURY captures the towering heavyweights as they kick off fight week and donate tickets to Los Angeles firefighters who battled the recent wildfires in Southern California.
Subsequent episodes will publish on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page as Wilder and Fury approach the most significant heavyweight title fight in the U.S. since 2002.
Undefeated WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) returns to the ring after a lengthy layoff due to injuries to defend his title against battle-hardened veteran Josesito Lopez (36-7, 19 KOs) on Saturday, January 26 live in prime time on FOX and FOX Deportes presented by Premier Boxing Champions at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™.
Also in action in the co-feature is fast-rising unbeaten heavyweight contender Adam Kownacki (18-0, 14 KOs) who will clash with Gerald Washington (19-2-1, 12 KOs).
Tickets for the show begin at $50 and go on sale Thursday, November 29 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Friday, November 30 at noon. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
Switzerland’s undefeated Erzen Rrustemi (13-0, 11 KOs) will face former World Champion Victor Emilio Ramirez (22-4-1, 17 KOs) in a special twelve-round international heavyweight attraction on December 8 at the KC Drazen Petrovic.
Rrustemi returns to the ring following a second-round knockout win over Juan Pedro Guglielmetti on March 3, and will look to extend his thirteen fight unbeaten streak against the former IBF and WBO Cruiserweight Champion.
The full fight card is now finalised for December 8 with Croatian boxers Luka Pupek and Ivica Perkovic also confirmed for action at the KC Drazen Petrovic alongside rising German star Leon Bauer, who takes on Portugal’s Jorge Silva.
Croatian boxing sensation Filip Hrgovi? tops the bill, defending his WBC International Heavyweight title against Ytalo Perea, while female star Ivana Habazin provides chief support with a rematch against Serbia’s Eva Bajic.
“We’re delighted to have the full card confirmed for another fantastic show in Zagreb,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland, of Team Sauerland. “We will have six fights in total including our outstanding main event. Fans inside the KC Drazen Petrovic can look forward to an action-packed night of boxing!”
Said Zeljko Karajica, CEO of 7Sports, the sports unit of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Managing Director of the operating event agency MMP Event GmbH: “We’re back with another great event on December 8. I would urge everyone, who hasn’t already, to get their tickets now to witness this top boxing spectacle in Zagreb.”