Deontay Wilder continues to make a name for himself as one of the rising stars in boxing, and he has a chance to gain even more notoriety on Saturday night. The WBC heavyweight champion defends his title against Artur Szpilka at Barclays Center in a fight that will be streamed for free live online.
The bout will be broadcast on Showtime, as well as the Showtime Sports YouTube page. The card begins at 10 p.m. ET, allowing fans to see two heavyweight title fights.
Wilder defends his title for a third time, having knocked out all but one of his 35 career opponents. After defending the championship twice in his home state of Alabama, he’ll put the belt on the line in Brooklyn, where there hasn’t been a heavyweight title bout since 1900.
In the first fight, Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov go head-to-head for the vacant IBF heavyweight championship. Both boxers enter the bout with unbeaten records. Martin has gotten 20 of his 22 wins by knockout, while Glazkov has 21 victories and 13 knockouts.
The first bout might be a lot more competitive than the main event. Wilder has been given -800 betting odds to win at Bovada.lv, while Glazkov is just a -120 favorite over Martin.