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Stevenson-Gvozdyk To Air on SHO Right Before Wilder-Fury PPV

By Keith Idec

The televised portion of the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury pay-per-view undercard is still under construction.

It appears, though, that boxing fans will get an appealing lead-in to Showtime’s four-fight, pay-per-view telecast December 1. Sources have confirmed to BoxingScene.com that Showtime likely will televise the Adonis Stevenson-Oleksandr Gvozdyk light heavyweight title fight live on the network immediately preceding the start of the Wilder-Fury pay-per-view show that night.

The bout between Quebec’s Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs), the WBC 175-pound champion, and Ukraine’s Gvozdyk (15-0, 12 KOs), the mandatory challenger for Stevenson’s title and the WBC’s interim light heavyweight champion, will be broadcast from Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada. The Wilder-Fury fight for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title will headline a Showtime Pay-Per-View event from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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The Wilder-Fury pay-per-view card will begin right after the Stevenson-Gvozdyk broadcast ends on Showtime. ESPN.com was the first to report Showtime’s plan for airing Stevenson-Gvozdyk.

Yvon Michel, Stevenson’s promoter, announced Wednesday that the Stevenson-Gvozdyk fight has been scheduled for December 1 at Videotron Centre. Michel didn’t announce the American television broadcaster for Stevenson-Gvozdyk on Wednesday, but an official announcement is expected soon regarding Showtime’s plan for December 1.

Stevenson, 41, will defend the WBC title he barely retained in his last fight. Former WBC super middleweight champ Badou Jack (22-1-3, 13 KOs) battled Stevenson to a 12-round draw in that fight May 19 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Jack wanted an immediate rematch, but the WBC ordered Stevenson to make his mandatory defense versus Gvozdyk in his next fight.

The pay-per-view undercard for Wilder-Fury could include fights featuring WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs, 1 NC) and WBA super featherweight champ Gervonta Davis (20-0, 19 KOs), but those plans haven’t been finalized.

The three-city press tour for the Wilder-Fury fight is set to begin Monday at BT Sport Headquarters in London. It’ll continue Tuesday in New York, where their noon press conference on the Flight Deck at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex will be open to the public.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTERBX on 10-07-2018

Thank you Al Haymon!

Comment by Fire4231 on 10-07-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;19160126]You are a tool. Go drool over wwe like you do for pbc but oh wait, vince mcmhaon is a white guy running wwe. Pbc is a soap opera with horrendously scripted outcomes and you sycophantic racists jump all over…

Comment by Fire4231 on 10-07-2018

***... (Fake Ass Gremlin) No words for you. PBC taking over boxing and bringing us the best product. Racist **** get over your self. HBO Boxing is dead. Crymee a river **** boy!!!

Comment by Tony Trick-Pony on 10-03-2018

Gvozdyk is obviously no match for Stevenson. Everybody knows Superman can beat a nail. Unless the nail is a kryptonite nail....

Comment by Fists_of_Fury on 10-02-2018

[QUOTE=pillowfists98;19143040]They really need to put some Mexicans on the card. Why bother having the fight in LA if you aren't going to have any Mexicans.[/QUOTE] We're trying to build a wall.

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