talkSPORT is to broadcast the exclusive audio rights to Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s highly anticipated rematch on Saturday, February 22 (8pm PST) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The expected start time is around 4am UK time and talkSPORT will be there to bring fans all the drama from the ringside in the early hours.
talkSPORT will be making a night of it for boxing fans across the UK, with nine hours of uninterrupted coverage from 10pm to 7am GMT including all the build up, live action and post fight analysis, brought to listeners by talkSPORT’s boxing team of former British cruiserweight Glenn McCrory, Fight Night presenter Adam Catterall and talkSPORT’s Dom McGuinness. Build up to the fight will be branded Heavyweight Week before being replaced by Heavyweight Weekend.
talkSPORT’s Fight Night podcast will be previewing all the action and analysing every punch in the ring with a host of guests in the podcast that packs a punch. ‘Fight Night: Fury Week’ the podcast will be going daily on February 17-23.
The station is also partnering with Eastenders’ Jake Wood and Spencer Oliver for a special radio version of their popular boxing podcast to air on the night, with expert analysis from The Sun’s legendary boxing correspondent Colin Hart throughout Heavyweight week, counting down his all time Heavyweight bouts. This will be accompanied by a raft of bespoke boxing content across talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 leading up to the fight as well as social media content for talkSPORT’s 4.1million social media followers. Meanwhile, talkSPORT.com will be on hand to bring fans all the latest news, in-depth features, exclusive interviews and reaction, plus a live blog of the night’s action.
Tyson Fury said: “There’s no more ducking and diving – the ‘Bomb Squad’ is about to be securely detonated and the real champion crowned as the world watches on for the most anticipated fight in years. This is unfinished business for me, but come February 22, this dosser will finally get what’s coming to him, and I can’t wait!”
Promoter Frank Warren said: “Fans across the world will be tuning in for this unmissable boxing action on talkSPORT in the biggest clash of the year so far. These two towering boxers will leave nothing in the ring – It’s unfinished business.”
Wireless National Radio Controller Liam Fisher said: “2020 will be a huge year in top level boxing on talkSPORT and this is the big ticket in an unmissable weekend of action that also includes a Premier League triple header. We love boxing and our listeners do too – flocking to all things boxing on air and online. Our team will be ringside to bring all the drama to our UK listeners through the early hours. Live action on talkSPORT – it’s what real sport sounds like.”
The station has boxing pedigree, covering the biggest fights of 2019 including Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr and James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr.
Listeners can tune in at talkSPORT.com, via the app, connected listening devices, via DAB digital radio or on 1089 or 1053 AM. Coverage starts from 1am following Fight Night at 10pm-1am with all the build-up to the fight.