After UFC 230, fighting fans started talking about the upcoming boxing match for the WBC heavyweight title – Wilder vs Fury. Not only is the champion belt at stake – both fighters have 0 losses in their professional career, meaning one will learn the bitter taste of defeat on December 1, 2018, at the Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Those who will not be among the 21,000 to fill the arena are already thinking how to watch Wilder vs Fury live online. And if you want to see this long-anticipated bout, you should be thinking about that too. Below you’ll find the best ways to see Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder take on Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury online.
Please have in mind that some of these options are restricted to certain countries, meaning that you may need a virtual private network, or “VPN,” to access them.
Which VPN is the best for streaming Wilder vs Fury?
At the moment it’s too early to tell which VPN will be the best fit for streaming Fury vs Wilder, especially because the choice depends on your location. But you can always bet on either ExpressVPN or NordVPN. They both have plenty of servers in the US and the UK, should these remain the only countries where the event will be available. We lean towards the latter option though, as it offers a free 3-day trial that should benefit those interested in watching exclusively Wilder vs Fury. Don’t search for the trial on NordVPN’s website, by the way – Google it.
How to stream Fury vs Wilder using a VPN?
The details of watching Fury vs Wilder with the help of a VPN are not clear just yet, but we will be adding a step-by-step guide when the event organizers shed some more light on the specific channels and prices by country. What we can say already is that you will definitely need a VPN if you’re not in the US or UK at the moment of the fight. That is because of the geo-blocking, which makes certain websites and services not available in your country. This is where a good VPN can help you mask your real IP address and make the streaming service believe you’re in an eligible country.
Streaming Wilder vs Fury for free online
Many sports fans know of illegal streams. It won’t be different with Fury vs Wilder, and you should easily find links on Reddit and other sources. As we cannot stop you from breaking the law, we must warn about the possible legal consequences if you get caught trying to stream Fury vs Wilder for free. But what’s also important for every boxing fan is the quality of the stream itself. There is no guarantee that an illegal source claiming to show full HD will do just that or that the quality will not deteriorate in the second round when it might be too late to look for an alternative stream.
Most shady popular event streams are populated by dubious banners and links, clicking which might end with your PC catching some nasty malware. Next thing you know, there’s genitalia popping up all over your screen. Last but not least – an illegal stream might disconnect at the worst possible time, leaving you to stare at a blank screen as if you’ve been KO’d. So what’s the point of waiting for months and then seeing only a portion?
Watching Fury vs Wilder live in the US
In the US, the broadcasting rights of this heavyweight boxing event belong to Showtime. More information should be available soon, but most likely the fight will be available on their pay-per-view platform. The price of the fight is yet to be determined, and we expect some all-inclusive deal of the All Access show, the undercard and the main card, consisting of the title bout. But most agree the end price will be around $65, just like for the main UFC event.
Showtime is a great option for those who don’t need cable or any additional services. That’s why the price starts from $10.99/month, with a 7-day trial. But they do have an additional offer for boxing aficionados—November 17 is the date when Showtime’s three-part series “ALL ACCESS: Wilder vs. Fury” becomes available.
You could get the documentary for free using the 7-day free trial of Showtime, available in the US only. Therefore, to access it from outside the country, you will need a VPN. But your woes don’t end here, as you will need a legit US credit card to pay for your service.
The alternative to paying for “ALL ACCESS: Wilder vs. Fury” with a US credit card is to redeem a Showtime Gift Card. Unfortunately, this is also not the best option because these gift cards can only be bought in retail stores, like Walmart or BestBuy. So what we’re left with is PayPal that also has to be registered in the United States.
The Showtime Pay-per-view should become available through their website, Amazon, Hulu, Android, and Roku shortly. This means that you should be able to buy the stream using a VPN.
Sling TV and other ways to access Fury vs Wilder in the US and beyond
Some of you might be already using Sling TV or another service. So it might make sense for you to pay for the Showtime channel to access Fury vs Wilder content, not available via PPV.
How to watch Showtime using Sling TV
There’s a streaming service called Sling TV, which allows you to choose different TV channel packages. At the moment, Showtime remains the only channel that will be streaming Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder. Adding Showtime to your Sling TV will cost you $10, not to mention the PPV price. On the other hand, you get a 7-day trial of Showtime, so that can save you those ten bucks. Just have in mind that you won’t be able to use that trial next time.
DirecTV Now users can watch Wilder vs Fury
For $8 you can get Showtime channel, but the main card will require PPV, obviously. If you have never subscribed to the channel, you can also get a whole month of trial.
PlayStation Vue is not a cheap option for streaming Fury vs Wilder
This option is only for hardcore PlayStation fans who want to see the fight without getting away from their console. That is because PlayStation Vue charges from $45/month and steals $8 more for Showtime itself. And no, none of this includes the PPV price.
There are cheaper options to watch Wilder vs Fury than YouTube TV
Google employees might be forced to use this method of streaming Wilder vs Fury content, but others will not be amused by an offer to pay $40/month for the service and extra $11 for Showtime, which will stream only additional content of this event. For the actual Wilder vs Fury fight, you will still have to buy PPV.
For viewers in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries – the information is not there yet, but we will keep you updated. Chances are some of the channels on Sling TV will let you see Wilder vs Fury without installing cable. If not, it means you’ll have to connect to the UK or the US via VPN and use of the channels available in those locations.
How to watch Fury vs Wilder in the UK
For viewers in the United Kingdom, there’s a new pay-per-view channel called BT Sport Box Office and it will be broadcasting this super-fight. The boxing fans might already know this channel from the Canelo Alvarez vs GGG rematch. While the exact prices and ordering details have not been disclosed yet, there are three platforms where the channel is accessible. The price is not expected to exceed $30, which would be more than two times cheaper compared to the US price.
As per BT Sport Box Office’s FAQ, the channel won’t be available on an app or online player, meaning that the chances of seeing Wilder vs Fury live this way are slim. There’s also the information that paying viewers will be able to stream the fight on the BT Sport website, but that doesn’t comfort those interested solely in the heavyweight boxing match as they would still be required to purchase one of the below:
Fury vs Wilder on Sky TV
For this method, you will need a Sky box and a Sky viewing card. It’s great if you already own the package, but if you’re not, you are facing a minimum £20 per month with an 18-month term. This is not something a person wishing only to see Wilder fight Fury would consider.
Fury vs Wilder on BT TV
Customers with a BT TV subscription will be able to see the event after additionally purchasing BT Sport Box Office access. Sadly, the situation for one-time viewers is even worse. The starter package costs £35.99 and also has a minimum 18-month term.
Fury vs Wilder on Virgin Media
Here the minimum plan is £32/month for one year, but it’s not yet clear whether this plan will be enough to watch Fury vs Wilder live. However, contrary to Sky TV and BT TV, Virgin Media offers a 14-day money-back guarantee. Current customers should find more information on the set-top box. Everybody else will have to wait for Virgin Media to update their website.
When will the Fury vs Wilder duel start?
The exact time when the main fight starts is always tricky to determine because there is no way to predict how long the undercard will take.
Most sports writers believe the fight will commence in two or three hours after the official start at 9:00 pm Eastern Time. Here is the list of starting times in different cities across the globe:
- Los Angeles (PST): 6:00pm, Saturday
- Phoenix (MST): 7:00pm, Saturday
- Chicago (CST): 8:00pm, Saturday
- New York (EST): 9:00pm, Saturday
- London (BST): 2:00am, Sunday
- Paris (CET): 3:00am, Sunday
- Moscow (MSK): 4:00am, Sunday
- Tokyo (JST): 10:00am, Sunday
- Sydney (AET): 12:00pm, Sunday
How does the undercard of Wilder vs Fury look like?
At the moment not all undercard fights are confirmed. Some of them will not be on PPV, so chances are you will be able to watch them live only by subscribing to additional services.
- Jarrett Hurd vs Jason Wellborn (super welterweight)
- Luis Ortiz vs Travis Kauffman (heavyweight)
- Joe Joyce vs Joe Hanks (heavyweight)
- Marsellos Wilder vs TBA (cruiserweight)
- Carlos Licona vs Mark Anthony Barriga (minimumweight)
- Isaac Lowe vs TBA (featherweight)
- Jesse Rodriguez vs Alex Aragon (light flyweight)
- Anthony Yarde vs TBA (light heavyweight)
- Rober Guerrero vs TBA (welterweight)
- Chris Arreola vs TBA (heavyweight)
What are the odds of this Wilder vs Fury fight?
At the moment of writing this article, Deontay Wilder is the favorite (-150) with a 60% chance of winning. Winning by KO/TKO is seen as less likely—(125) or 44%.
As for Tyson Fury, he is the underdog (125) in the eyes of bookmakers, having only an approximately 13% chance of knocking out his opponent.
Betting on a draw would be the riskiest move (3300), with odds of such an end at around 3%.
Here at VPNpro.com, we feel that Wilder will add another KO win to his name and remain the WBC boxing champion. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!