BT Sport Box Office problem means Fury v Wilder customers unable to record fight

Tyson Fury takes on Deontay Wilder in the early hours of Sunday morning – and you'll have to stay up if you want to watch it.

The heavyweight rivals fought to a controversial draw 14 months ago when Fury twice rose from the canvas to hear the final bell.

Each has fought twice since and the talking will stop at around 5am UK time when the pair touch gloves in Las Vegas.

The fight will be shown on BT Sport Box Office from midnight with customers required to pay £24.95 to watch the biggest heavyweight fight in years.

And if you don't want to stay up all night – or set an alarm – unfortunately you won't be able to record the rematch.

If you are unable to watch the fight live, the bout will be replayed every hour from 9am on Sunday until 11pm on Monday although the replays will only show the main event.


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Thankfully for those who have purchased the fight online, there is a solution.

Because the fight is a pay-per-view event, it will not appear on the EPG – the system where viewers select which channel they want to watch – until it has actually gone live.

Frustratingly, it does mean that if you want to record the fight, you will have to wait up until the programme begins at 11:30pm and hit record then.

Those who purchase the fight via their TV should not have the same problem, as the programme should be set live on the relevant account before it goes live.

Fury goes into tonight's fight weighing almost a stone-and-a-half more than he did when he first challenged Wilder.

"I feel comfortable with the weight," he said. "I'm where I want to be. I haven't been trying to lose weight.

"I'm a giant heavyweight. I've been eating clean, eating well and whatever weight I weigh on the night is really unimportant.

"You've seen heavyweights come in at 200 pounds. You've seen them come in at 300 pounds.

"The heavyweight division has no limit, so it's one of those things."

Wilder, whose unbeaten record consists of 42 wins, with 41 knockouts, and one draw, hopes Fury is true to his word and comes to fight rather than box.

"I really don't know what their plans are or what he's going to do or not going to do," he said.

"So if you want to bring the fight, then come on, let's make it happen, that will benefit me more than anything, him coming full at me.

"So I hope they stick with that game plan and follow it through and aren't just talking for hype.

"Actually do what you say you're going to do. I'm looking forward to it."

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