You wont be needing a DAZN subscription in the U.S. if you want to catch this weekend’s heavyweight action featuring Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora. Per a press release, Showtime Sports has picked up the fight from across the pond, and will air the bout live at 5:30pm ET, as well as stream it on the network’s app.
“SHOWTIME continues to lead the industry by delivering more of the most compelling boxing events from around the world to our premium cable subscribers and online streaming customers,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, SHOWTIME Sports.
“This network has televised all of the most important heavyweight fights during the division’s renaissance and we are proud to join Matchroom Sports in delivering Whyte-Chisora II to our audience. Their first fight was action-packed from bell to bell. Now, with the stakes as high as they have ever been for both men, this bout promises to be even better. I hope that the boxing pundits have not yet cast their vote for Fight, Knockout and Round of the Year. Saturday’s matchup may challenge some of this year’s best.”
Chisora (29-8, 21 KOs) and Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) previously fought in late 2016 in what was a fun fight with a debatable result, with Whyte taking a split decision victory. It’s no secret that the two fighters aren’t particularly fond of one another, and they’re once again promising fireworks for in this impending grudge match.