Fury vs Wilder 2: Time in Australia, India ; est ring walk
At-stake will be Wilder's WBC heavyweight title, Fury's lineal title, and the consensus world heavyweight championship.
The fight card will take place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 22 in the U.S. but on Sunday in Europe, Australia, India and Asia.
People outside of the US and UK are asking about start times so we decided to do some research for those in India and Australia,
Fury vs Wilder 2 Start Times in India and Australia
Obviously, no one can give you an exact start time for the main event because it's entirely dependent on the length of the undercard fights. For example, if there are quick knockouts in those three fights, Wilder vs Fury 2, the main event, will start sooner. If all three of those bouts go the distance, the big fight will start later.
Main fight card:
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury
Wilder's WBC and Fury's lineal heavyweight titles
Charles Martin vs. Gerald Washington
Emanuel Navarrete vs. Jeo Tupas Santisima
Navarrete's WBO jr. featherweight title
Sebastian Fundora vs. Daniel Lewis
The main card, above, will start at 9PM ET (US) which represent the following times on Sunday in Australia. The main event, Fury vs Wilder 2, will likely start between 2 1/2 and 3 hours later.
Tip: The estimated start times (between x and y) below for the main event / ring walk are conservative. We'd rather you be a few minutes early than a few minutes late.
Main card time / Main event
Perth: 10AM / between 12:30 and 1PM
Brisbane: 12 Noon / between 2:30 and 3PM
Logan City: 12 Noon / between 2:30 and 3PM
Cairns 12: Noon / between 2:30 and 3PM
Gold Coast: QLD / between 2:30 and 3PM
Adelaide: 12:30 / between 3 and 3:30PM
Melbourne: 1PM / between 3:30 and 4PM
Canberra: 1PM / between 3:30 and 4PM
Sydney: 1PM/ between 3:30 and 4PM
New Castle: / between 3:30 and 4PM
Wollongong: / between 3:30 and 4PM
The main card, above, will start at 9P ET (US) which are the following times on Sunday in India. The main event, Fury vs Wilder 2, will likely start between 2 1/2 and 3 hours later.
Main card time / Main event
India 7:30AM / between 10 and 10:30AM
Tip for Indian and Australian fans: If you're planning to watch the main event only, we recommend you to try to tune into the last undercard bout (the fight directly preceding the main event), Martin vs Washington.
Martin, a former belt holder, and Washington are top 20 heavyweights and the winner of that bout will be the IBF's mandatory opponent for the winner of the WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight title match between reigning WBA/IBF/WBO champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Kubrat Pulev.
How good are Prince Charles Martin and Gerald Washington?
Both are viewed as second tier heavyweights right now but the winner will likely thrust himself into a purgatory of sorts in between first and second tier.
And, again, he'll become the IBF's mandatory heavyweight challenger.
Wilder vs Fury 2 broadcast channel in Australia
Main Event PPV
Please check your local listings to confirm the above.
RING Magazine Title
At-stake will be the RING Magazine heavyweight title (in addition to Wilder's WBC strap). Hence, the winner will be the real and legitimate lineal heavyweight champion, joining the bloodline of predecessors such as Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson Evander Holyfield and Wladimir Klitschko.
Nine different promos were shown for Fury vs Wilder 2 on FOX on Super Bowl Sunday. The ads are believed to have generated 331 million views.
Fury ankle injury
"Unfortunately, I hurt both ankles in training camp," Fury admitted to Blue Blood Sports TV on Wednesday afternoon. But it's not going to affect me in the fight, because that was at the beginning of camp, and it was an unnecessary accident...but you know, things happen."
Fury made this announcement some 48 hours before the fight. As a result, the betting lines have shifted slightly in favor of Wilder. Will this be a problem for a fella who uses his feet more than the typical heavyweight?
Wilder doesn't have the technical tools of a Muhammad Ali or Wladimir Klitschko nor as many weapons as Mike Tyson, HOWEVER, he's durable and well-conditioned, possesses great reflexes and timing, and his right hand might be the biggest weapon in the history of the sport. His right hand is easily one of the hardest punches in heavyweight championship history.
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