ALL ACCESS: Wilder vs. Fury – Episode 1 Preview | Premieres Nov. 17 on SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME Sports released an exclusive look at ALL ACCESS: WILDER vs. FURY, the latest installment of the Emmy-Award winning series premiering this Saturday, Saturday, November 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Watch the video HERE.
Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Barry Pepper, ALL ACCESS: WILDER VS. FURY chronicles the buildup to the most significant heavyweight fight in the U.S. in more than 15 years. The critically acclaimed series peels back the curtain on the lives and training camps of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury as the towering figures prepare to put their undefeated records on the line Saturday, December 1 live on SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Episode two of ALL ACCESS: WILDER VS. FURY will premiere Saturday, November 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. ALL ACCESS EPILOGUE, which spotlights the intensity of fight night and the solemn aftermath of world championship prizefighting, will premiere on Saturday, December 8. The acclaimed SHOWTIME Sports original series will be accompanied by digital features released throughout fight week on the networks’ social media channels.
A special sneak peek of Episode 1 will air immediately following the conclusion of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation three-fight telecast beginning at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT.
WATCH: Deontay Wilder opens up about long-awaited fight against Tyson Fury
WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder sat down with SHOWTIME Sports correspondent Brendan Schaub as part of a wide-ranging interview providing a glimpse into the mindset of the undefeated champion as he prepares for the most significant heavyweight event in the U.S. in more than 15 years. The 6-foot-7 Wilder meets 6-foot-9 lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury December 1 live on SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Wilder, who is America’s only true heavyweight champion since 2007, discusses everything from his career-defining win over Luis Ortiz and his incredible knockout power, to the pressures of being the heavyweight champion of the world and his love for his family in the candid 35-minute interview from a double-decker bus in Los Angeles.
The Tuscaloosa, Ala. native, however, had the most to say about his upcoming battle with Fury. “Throughout my whole career, guys always said I only had one hand,” Wilder explains to Schaub as they head to Los Angeles International Airport following Monday’s media day in Santa Monica. “But when you get in the ring, it’s going to be different. The game plan is going to go out the window, like Mike Tyson said.
“This is the moment in time for America to wake up and understand they have the baddest man on the planet right here,” Wilder passionately continues. “And you think I’m going to let this Gypsy come in here and mess up all those plans for me? I don’t think so.”
The heavyweight showdown headlines the December 1 SHOWTIME PPV live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). Wilder, who has knocked out all seven challengers of his title, will attempt to make his eighth WBC Heavyweight defense. In the third fight of his comeback, Fury has the opportunity to become a two-time heavyweight world champion.