American heavyweight Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight crown against Chris Arreola on Saturday, 16th July 2016 at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama (his hometown). The fight will headline the “Premier Boxing Champions fight card set to be aired on Fox1. Its a massive fight after Wilder’s title defense against Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin was canceled. Deontay Wilder is hoping to retain the title and look for bigger fights against the likes of winner of Tyson Fury vs Klitschko at the start of next year.
Wilder vs Arreola TV Coverage: Part of “Premier Boxing Champion” Wilder-Arreola will be the main event on 16th July which will be broadcasted live in the US on Fox1. Its a great opportunity for Deontay Wilder to add another good performance to his resume before he embark on PPV fights. The coverage of Fox1 will start at around (8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT) with several undercard fights schedule before the main event. Arreola-Wilder won’t start before 10:30 p.m ET on the night.
In the UK, SkySports is likely to get broadcast the fight but its not confirmed as of yet. If you don’t have access to live action you can always tune in here before the coverage begins as we will be posting free live links to entire premier boxing champions card on 16th July.
There are several other quality undercard fights on the same night with Felix Diaz taking on Sammy Vasquez Jr and Layla McCarter taking on Melissa Hernandez.
|Undercard 1||Ryan Martin vs TBA||08:00 p.m PT|
|Undercard 2||Layla McCarter vs Melissa Hernandez (women boxing)||08:50 p.m PT|
|Undercard 3||Felix Diaz vs Sammy Vasquez Jr||09:50 p.m PT|
|Main-Event||Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola (WBC Heavyweight title)||10:50 p.m PT|
Deontay Wilder has been undefeated so far in his career with a record of 36 wins with 35 knockouts and he will be hoping to defend his WBC title for the fourth time in a bout where he will go odds on favourite to win. Chris Arreola is not the same boxer who made headlines several years ago. His two defeats against Bermane Stiverne and poor performances in last two bouts against the likes of Travis Kauffman and Fred Kassi has put a strain on his ability to fight at top level. Having said that he still poses knockout power and that will be his only route to success if he were to surprise Wilder.