Photos: Jarrett Hurd, Jason Welborn - Ready For Title Battle

SHOWTIME Sports will present live HD Satellite and Internet coverage of fight week events in advance of this Saturday’s WBC Heavyweight World Championship between unbeaten American champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and lineal champion Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) live on SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

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Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of the 6-foot-7 Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of the 6-foot-9 Fury in the most significant heavyweight event in the U.S. in more than 15 years. The SHOWTIME PPV undercard features unified 154-pound world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.

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In addition, SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will stream live on SHOWTIME Sports social channels beginning at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT and feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk. SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will air live on SHOWTIME and stream for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.

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Deontay Wilder – 212 ½ lbs.

Tyson Fury – 256 ½ lbs.

Referee: Jack Reiss (Calif.); Judges: Phil Edwards (United Kingdom), Alejandro Rochin (Mexico), Robert Tapper (Canada)

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Jarrett Hurd – 152 ½ lbs.

Jason Welborn – 152 ½ lbs.

Referee: Dr. Lou Moret (Calif.). Judges: Sergio Caiz (Calif.), David Sutherland (Oklahoma), Patrick Russell (Calif.)

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Luis Ortiz – 241 lbs.

Travis Kauffman – 229 lbs.

Referee: Thomas Taylor (Calif.). Judges: Max DeLuca (Calif.), Esther Lopez (New Mexico), Zachary Young (Calif.)

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Joe Joyce – 262 lbs.

Joe Hanks – 247 ½ lbs.

Referee Jerry Cantu (Calif.). Judges: Edward Hernandez Sr. (Calif.), Alejandro Rochin (Mexico), Danny Sandoval (Calif.).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zaryu on 12-01-2018

[QUOTE=Sable&Whitefish;19309969]I think he walks around at like 180 dude. He was so much bigger when he fought lara.[/QUOTE] That's the thing, a lot of super welterweights walk close to 180lbs out of camp and Hurd and Lara were about a…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 12-01-2018

Hurd will maul him

Comment by landotter on 12-01-2018

Man, this card has a lot of potential KO's on it. I am picking Joyce in 5, Ortiz in 3, Hurd in 6, and Wilder in 8. Throw in Stevenson's best chance is to end Oleksander Govzdyk early, and it…

Comment by 7not8 on 11-30-2018

I don't know how in the hell Hurd gets that low in weight and not look like a zombie like Rios used to.

Comment by Sable&Whitefish on 11-30-2018

[QUOTE=Zaryu;19309954]It's hard to call him a weight bully when he weighs pretty much the same as his opponents and all the other top 154lbers. He also seems to make weight relatively easy, so there seems to be no reason for…

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