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Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury 2: when, where and how to watch the fight in the UAE

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas

Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Britain's Tyson Fury in Las Vegas on Saturday in a rematch of their 2018 classic.

The first match ended in a draw, with Fury showing almost superhuman powers to rise to his feet after appearing to be knocked unconscious by the heavy-hitting American midway through the 12th round when they first locked horns in Los Angeles 14 months ago.

Many viewed the decision as controversial, feeling that Fury had done enough to win the fight, although this does seem to overlook the fact he was sent to the canvas twice by Wilder.

Fury has the distinction of being the only fighter the 'Bronze Bomber' has failed to dispatch in 43 professional contests, and has vowed to knockout the champion when they meet this weekend rather than leave it to the judges.

Here's all you need to know about the fight:

When is Wilder-Fury 2?

The rematch takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday in the USA, or Sunday morning in the UAE. Deontay Wilder, the unbeaten American who has stopped 41 of his 43 opponents and is widely regarded as the most devastating one-punch KO artist in history, takes on the self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King', who boasts a record of 29 wins against one draw - to Wilder in their first match in December 2018.

What titles are on the line?

As well as Wilder's WBC belt, which he is defending for the 11th time, the winner will also take home the vacant The Ring strap and lineal heavyweight titles.

What time does it start?

The respective ring walks are slated for 8am Sunday UAE time.

How can I watch it?

Fight Sports MAX holds the broadcasting rights for the fight in the MENA region.

OK, so what do I do?

Go to play.fightsportsmax.tv and create an account. A monthly subscription is Dh20 and a yearly subscription is Dh192.

Updated: February 22, 2020 02:14 PM

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