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Tyson Fury vs. Sefer Seferi Will Be Streamed Live By Showtime

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.

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.

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.

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.

“I'm the fittest I've ever been,” said Fury, who has teamed up with new trainer Ben Davison. “Timing, reflexes, everything is better than it's ever been. I kid you not. I'm 29 years old, coming into the prime of my life, I'm stronger and faster, holding more muscle mass than ever. I'm more confident looking at the competition.”

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.

“This is going to be a hard fight for Fury,” said Seferi. “Two-and-a-half years out of the ring is a long time and nobody knows if he is still the same fighter that dethroned Wladimir Klitschko.”

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing lives on 06-05-2018

Not suprised. When an elite level heavyweight (the best in the world) fights the world stops and everyone watches. People have been clamoring for the return of the gypsy king. Well here it is people, here it is!!!!!!

Comment by 123tommy on 06-05-2018

My apologies..I looked up the record of the wrong guy..

Comment by Vinnykin on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=123tommy;18830406]Of course Fury needs a tune up but fighting a cruiserweight who's never KO'd someone almost assures he's going to need a 2nd tuneup[/QUOTE] Not trying to big up this opponent at all, it's an exhibition, but he got 21ko's…

Comment by 1hourRun on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=Paddy Mashdown;18831885]Nah mate, it's your boy Wilder who's the bum, he can only dream of achieving these credentials. Stay salty! :boxing: [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/XCfC6g1.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] I don't see the only title that matters there, these frauds need to come see tha REAL HW…

Comment by Paddy Mashdown on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18831864]David Gaye had a more impressive comeback, Jigglypuff is a BUM.[/QUOTE] Nah mate, it's your boy Wilder who's the bum, he can only dream of achieving these credentials. Stay salty! :boxing: [img]https://i.imgur.com/XCfC6g1.jpg[/img]

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