Deontay Wilder will put his WBC world heavyweight title on the line this weekend when he takes on Gerald Washington on Saturday, 25 February 2017. Wilder who is coming into this fight on the back of a layoff due to injuries, was first scheduled to fight Andrzej Wawrzyk but the polish fighter failed drug test and in comes little known Gerald Washington who has a career record of 18 wins and 1 defeat but at the wrong end of his career aged 34. The fight is scheduled to take place at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama and will be aired live on FoxSports (also available on mobile/internet on foxsportsGO app).
Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington TV Coverage Details: In the US, Wilder vs Washington will be broadcasted on free-to-air network FoxSports while in the UK SkySports 1 will broadcast the fight night starting at 02:00 am uk time early hours of Sunday morning. There will be several undercard fights on the night and below is the entire schedule of the night.
|FIGHT DATE||Saturday, 25 February 2017|
|COVERAGE STARTS||Fight night coverage starts at 07:00 p.m ET on free-to-air channel “FOX”|
|Preliminary Fights Starts||Number of preliminary fights to be shown live on “Fox” before coverage transfer to FoxSports 1|
|Deon Nicholson vs Josh RasberryT||First undercard fight starts at around 09:00 p.m ET on Fox|
|Tony Harrison vs Jarrett Hurd (IBF junior middleweight title)||Scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m ET on FoxSports 1|
|Dominic Breazeale vs Izuagbe Ugonoh (10 rounder, Heavyweight)||Co-featured event of the night, starts at 11:00 p.m ET on FoxSports 1|
|Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington (Main-Event)||The main-event won’t start anytime before midnight ET and FoxSports 1 will cover the fight.|
There are number of undercard and pre-liminary fights on this card and it all starts at around 07:00 p.m ET on Fox (free-to-air) channel while the coverage will move to subsciption based channel FoxSports 1 at around 09:00 pm. SkySports 1 will only cover the undercard fights in the United Kingdom starting at 02:00 a.m uk time.