You don’t need an HBO or Showtime subscription to watch an exciting boxing match tonight, as Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight title against challenger Gerald Washington on FOX. The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds, and even though Wilder is the heavy favorite, anything can happen when two heavyweights get into the ring.
The 31-year-old Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) will be making his fifth title defense, and he’ll be doing it in front of a raucous home crowd. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama native is known for his ridiculous punching power, as he’s recorded a knockout in 97.3% of his fights. The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist also has 18 career first round knockouts, but he needed eight rounds to put away Chris Arreola in his most recent fight.
Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs) is from Vallejo, California, and he received the opportunity to challenge for Wilder’s belt after Andrzej Wawrzyk was busted for using steroids. The replacement fighter is hungry to shock the world and make up for lost time. Washington didn’t even make his pro debut until he was 30-years-old, as he served in the U.S. Navy, played football in college at USC, and was on several NFL practice squads before deciding to box for a living.
The 34-year-old’s only blemish on his record came from a draw against Amir Mansour in October of 2015. Washington’s on a two-fight winning streak since then, beating Eddie Chambers via unanimous decision and knocking out Ray Austin.
Now that you know a little bit about the matchup, let’s break down all of the ways you can watch the fight.
Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington Tale Of The Tape
Age: Wilder (31), Washington (34)
Height: Wilder (6’7″), Washington (6’5″)
Reach: Wilder (83 in), Washington (80 in)
Weight: Wilder (222 lb), Washington (239 lb)
Stance: Wilder (Orthodox), Washington (Orthodox)
Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama
TV Channel: FOX (Check local listings)
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
Odds: Wilder -1400, Washington +725
How To Live Stream Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington Online
Your best bet for watching the bout via a live stream is FOX Sports GO. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream FOX online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the fight through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes FOX and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Watch Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s fight on your TV or computer, FOX has you covered with their FOX Sports GO app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store or Windows Store.
You can also watch the boxing match on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.