Fury-Pianeta: Fight time, Live stream, full bill and more
When is Fury-Pianeta?
Tyson Fury meets Francesco Pianeta [below] tonight (Sat, August 18) at Windsor Park in Belfast. An expected 25,000 fans will be there to see the card headlined by Carl Frampton vs Luke Jackson. The show is promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions.
What time is Fury-Pianeta likely to start?
Tyson Fury is expected to make his way to the ring at around 8.45pm (3.45pm ET) for a possible 9pm start.
How to watch Fury-Pianeta
The show will air on BT Sport 1 HD and in ultra-high definition on BT Sport 4K UHD from 7.45pm in the UK. The live stream will be available on BTSport.com.
Showtime will stream live exclusively to US audiences on the SHOWTIME Boxing Facebook page and SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel beginning at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT. SHOWTIME will air an encore presentation later that evening on SHOWTIME EXTREME® (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Studio coverage of Showtime’s coverage from New York begins at 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT with host Brian Custer and analyst Steve Farhood providing pre-and post-fight analysis. Live coverage from Belfast, which will be provided by BT Sport, will begin with the Pianeta ring walk shortly after 3:30pm ET.
John Rawling will call the action with Barry Jones providing analysis, and Ronald McIntosh conducting post-fight interviews for Fury-Pianeta.
Tale of the tape
Record 26-0 (19)
Height 6′ 9″
From Wilmslow, Cheshire
Record 35-4-1 (21)
Height 6′ 5″
From Calabria, Italy via Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Who else is on the bill?
Featherweight star Carl Frampton tops the show in his hometown against Australia’s unbeaten Luke Jackson over 12 rounds for Frampton’s interim WBO belt.
Popular Belfast flyweight Paddy Barnes challenges WBC champion Cristofer Rosales in just his sixth contest.
Steve Collins Jnr – son of Irish legend Steve Collins – meets undefeated Steven Ward over eight rounds at crusierweight.
At welterweight Lewis Crocker meets William Warburton, super-featherweights Marco McCullough and Jordan Ellison square off, talented scouser Sam Maxwell faces Chris Truman at super-lightweight, Conrad Cummings and Nicky Jenman are matched at middleweight, super-welterweight Steven Donnelly makes his pro debut against veteran Kevin McCauley and lightweight Sean McComb also makes his pro bow – he meets Reynaldo Mora.
Luke Keeler and Isaac Lowe should also see action in separate bouts.
Fury on Pianeta
“Southpaws are a lot more awkward because there’s less of them in the division. You don’t get too much work with southpaws other than when you’re fighting with them. It’s hard to get southpaws to spar in training because there aren’t many heavyweight southpaws around the world. But I do have one interesting fact, every southpaw amateur or professional I’ve ever faced I’ve knocked out. That’s not good for Francesco.”
Pianeta on Fury
“I have a high opinion on Tyson. I was very impressed with his win over Klitschko, I rate him very highly. He says that he’s knocked out every southpaw he’s ever faced, but we’ll see if he is able to do that Saturday night.”