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Photos: Christofer Rosales, Charlie Edwards - Go Face To Face

SHOWTIME Sports will present the highly anticipated rematch between top-rated heavyweight contenders Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora this Saturday, December 22 live on SHOWTIME at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT. As with all SHOWTIME programming, the event will air live on air and via the networks’ streaming service. (photos by Mark Robinson)

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Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) and Chisora (29-8, 21 KOs) will go toe-to-toe once again in a rematch of one of 2016’s best fights, live from London’s The O2 on SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL. The all-British affair between the bitter rivals has been brewing since Whyte narrowly edged Chisora in a back-and-forth slugfest that necessitated a rematch.

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“SHOWTIME continues to lead the industry by delivering more of the most compelling boxing events from around the world to our premium cable subscribers and online streaming customers,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, SHOWTIME Sports. “This network has televised all of the most important heavyweight fights during the division’s renaissance and we are proud to join Matchroom Sports in delivering Whyte-Chisora II to our audience. Their first fight was action-packed from bell to bell. Now, with the stakes as high as they have ever been for both men, this bout promises to be even better. I hope that the boxing pundits have not yet cast their vote for Fight, Knockout and Round of the Year. Saturday’s matchup may challenge some of this year’s best.”

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The SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL coverage will be provided by Sky Sports Box Office with host Brian Custer and Hall of Fame analyst Steve Farhood calling the action.

The stakes are high in the rematch, as both Whyte and Chisora have been working toward world title opportunities against IBF, WBA and WBO Champion Anthony Joshua and WBC Champion Deontay Wilder. Whyte holds the No. 1 ranking in the WBC and WBO, as well as the WBA’s No. 4 position. Chisora is ranked No. 5 by both the WBA and IBF, as well as No. 9 by the WBC.  Their first matchup was widely regarded as the best heavyweight matchup of 2016, and round five of their “sensational fight” earned Round of the Year honors from ESPN.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 12-20-2018

[QUOTE=lagako10;19371710]Rosales will be 2-0 in UK[/QUOTE] Wrong. Selby and Yafai have already beaten him. If he loses to Edwards, that's 3 times he's lost to British fighters.

Comment by Sparked_26 on 12-20-2018

Weird title shot. I dunno I suppose at these weights decent operators are thin on the ground. Makes is surprising that Andrew Selby hasn’t fought for one yet. He’s already beaten this guy

Comment by GlassJoey on 12-20-2018

They both look malnourished

Comment by asgarth on 12-20-2018

[QUOTE=lagako10;19371710]Rosales will be 2-0 in UK[/QUOTE] 2-1. he already lost once in the uk

Comment by Golden Boi 360 on 12-20-2018

not sure why that paddy barnes guy was given a shot last time. he obviously wasn't ready.

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