Two unbeaten heavyweights clash in the Mojave desert as former world champion Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) has his 30th professional contest against undefeated Swede Otto Wallin (20-0, 13KOs).
BBN have provided all the details viewers need to tune in and watch the heavyweight title fight on the same day in history that Jimmy Ellis beat Floyd Patterson for the world heavyweight boxing title in 1968, which quite fittingly took place in Stockholm, Sweden:
The bout takes place on September 14
It takes place at the 18,000-capacity T-Mobile Arena in 'The Silver City' of Las Vegas
12 three-minute heavyweight rounds
Tyson's Lineal heavyweight championship, that he won in November 2015 against Hall of Famer Wladimir Klitschko, is available
UK fight fans can expect ‘The Gypsy King’ and the unbeaten Swede to make their ringwalks any time around 4am (GMT) on Sunday morning
Fury-Wallin will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States, and BT Sport will have the broadcast rights in the UK, set to start around midnight. BT Sport Box Office will incur a one-off £19.95 fee.
You can watch the Queensberry Promotions event online via BT Sport website. You can also keep up date with the action by following the BT Sport Boxing account on Twitter, as well as the official Frank Warren Twitter account
The undercard is yet to be announced
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and Salita Promotions, tickets for Fury vs. Wallin start at $105 and go on sale Friday, August 16.
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Press Conference Quotes
Frank Warren: “I’m delighted that Tyson is boxing in Las Vegas again after his previous success. It is another undefeated boxer he is facing and a contest where a victory will set up the Deontay Wilder rematch. Otto Wallin knows this is his big chance, and Tyson will not be underestimating him."
Tyson Fury: “I am pleased to be back in Las Vegas. I loved my time there in my last fight and am going to put on a show again. Otto Wallin is a world-ranked fighter and is tall, something we want with the Deontay Wilder rematch around the corner. He is also a southpaw, which will bring its own obstacles, but I will be fully focused to get this job done because the rematch needs to happen.”
Bob Arum: “Tyson Fury electrified Las Vegas last time he fought, and he is set to do it again against a tough kid in Otto Wallin. Tyson knows what’s at stake, and I expect him to have another masterful performance. He is the best heavyweight in the world and is only beginning to show everyone what he’s capable of.”
Otto Wallin: “This is the type of fight I’ve been waiting for since I was a kid and my father started showing me some boxing moves in our kitchen. I’ve made a lot of sacrifices to get to this point and I’m very happy it’s starting to pay off. I know I’m an underdog in this fight, but I’m ready for this opportunity and I’m going to grab it with both hands. Anybody can get beat and especially in the heavyweight division. I like the fact that I have everything to gain and Tyson has everything to lose.”
Dmitriy Salita: “Otto Wallin is an example of what happens when you combine dreams and hard work. He grew up in a small town in Sweden, worked hard and dreamed big! He plans to follow in the footsteps of countryman Ingemar Johansson and score the big win against lineal world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. It will be an exciting fight from the opening bell, which I believe will end in a historic upset in Las Vegas.”
31-year-old Fury is in the midst of one of sport’s most remarkable comebacks, a Hollywood script turned reality that has seen him battle back from substance abuse, obesity and mental health issues to reclaim his spot atop the sport. After nearly three years out of the ring following the Klitschko triumph, Fury returned in June of last year and won a pair of fights before his controversial draw versus WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Six months after the Wilder fight, he made short work of Schwarz (24-0 at the time) and will once again fight an undefeated challenger.
Wallin, from Sundsvall, Sweden, is looking to become the second Swedish heavyweight world champion, as Ingemar Johansson held the crown from 1959-1960. Wallin, 28, made his US debut in April, resulting in an unfortunate no-contest after Nick Kisner suffered a cut due to an accidental headbutt in the opening round. A six-year pro, Wallin defeated Adrian Granat (15-1) by 12-round unanimous decision in April 2018 to capture the European Union heavyweight crown.
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Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin
12x3 heavyweight contest