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SHOWTIME Sports has secured the U.S. rights to stream the long-awaited return of former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, who will face Sefer Seferi in a 10-round heavyweight bout Saturday, June 9 from Manchester Arena. SHOWTIME BOXING INTERNATIONAL® will stream live exclusively to U.S. audiences on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.

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In the opening bout, local hero Terry Flanagan (33-0, 13 KO’s) will look to become a two-division world champion when he clashes with unbeaten American Maurice Hooker (23-0-3, 16 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Junior Welterweight crown. This will be the fourth live streaming boxing event this year on SHOWTIME Sports social media platforms.

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Live coverage for the Frank Warren promoted event will be provided by BT Sport and BoxNation with U.K. sportscasters John Rawling providing the blow-by-blow and Richie Woodhall the analysis. Boxing broadcaster Ray Flores and analyst Chris Mannix will deliver pre-fight and post-fight analysis from Staples Center in Los Angeles for the SHOWTIME Sports audience.

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The live stream of Fury vs. Seferi will precede that evening’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader that features WBA Featherweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz in a rematch against fellow three-division world champion Abner Mares live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed in the West Coast) from Staples Center. In the co-feature, Jermell Charlo will face Austin Trout for the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship.

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Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), a former WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight World Champion will end a two-years-and-seven-months exile from the sport on June 9. Fury has been inactive since outpointing Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015 due to an injury, personal problems and a doping ban.

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Albania’s Seferi (23-1, 21 KOs) is a 39-year-old Switzerland-based cruiserweight who is stepping up in weight and opposition when he faces the 6-foot-9 Fury. Seferi’s sole loss came in 2016 in a heavyweight bout against now-secondary WBA heavyweight champ Manuel Charr.

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Flanagan, the first Englishman to earn a lightweight world title, will seek to capture a title in a second weight class just days away from his 29th birthday. Hooker, a southpaw from Dallas, Texas and ShoBox alum, has been training with Terence Crawford. Hooker will look to follow in the footsteps of fellow Dallas resident Errol Spence Jr., who went to Kell Brook’s hometown of Sheffield, England to capture his first world title.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 06-07-2018

[QUOTE=JayCho;18835217]You do realise this is a Frank Warren promotion dont you? Your Hearn description fits the frank warren description Quite well though![/QUOTE] You see how easy I get them confused. They have a Terry Thomas quality about them.

Comment by JayCho on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Corelone;18835111]Hearn special. Vacant title, cheap import (excuse me Maurice), home town. 1st defence vs the neighbor. 2nd defense, another cheap import, on and on, and Flanagan wonders why he gets no respect. Flanagan can box, he's big, he gots a…

Comment by Corelone on 06-06-2018

Hearn special. Vacant title, cheap import (excuse me Maurice), home town. 1st defence vs the neighbor. 2nd defense, another cheap import, on and on, and Flanagan wonders why he gets no respect. Flanagan can box, he's big, he gots a…

Comment by stesamo on 06-06-2018

Your the one that's boring siting in your chair making daft comments

Comment by rudy on 06-06-2018

Flannagan is one of the most boring and overated fighters his records looks great but really he just waits around to fight boring non threating mandatories and another vacant world title fight. If he wins gonna mention Lomanchenko as this…

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