Double delight as Fury and Warrington step into the ring

Saturday night sees the return of two of Britain’s best boxers, live and exclusive on BT Sport

Two of the biggest stories in boxing last year were the return and then the resurrection of Tyson Fury and the rise of Leeds champion Josh Warrington.

The latter rose to prominence when he defeated IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby in front of his adoring home support at Elland Road.

Warrington became the first man from Leeds to win a world title and he then went on to defend it in what was arguably the fight of the year against former champion Carl Frampton, a few days before Christmas.

Just weeks prior to that tear-up, Tyson Fury had wowed the boxing world by clawing himself from the canvas after receiving a hammer blow from Deontay Wilder. He went on to draw a fight that many boxing experts believed he had won after dominating the champion in earlier rounds.

And now, six months on, both British boxing stars are back in the ring, live and exclusive on BT Sport.

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Tyson Fury vs Tommy Schwarz

He may not hold the belts right now but for many, the Gypsy King is the number one heavyweight on the planet.

His comeback from the brink, in more ways than one, is a story for the ages, and it continues on Saturday in the glamorous setting of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

This is Fury’s chance to put on a show in front of a mass global audience. He’s the hot favourite for victory but Anthony Joshua’s recent shock defeat shows that anything can happen when giants collide.

A win for undefeated Fury could take him a step closer to another title fight and a potential rematch with Deontay Wilder.

The fight is exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office in HD, which is now available to commercial premises on the Sky platform via channel 490.

To buy the fight call BT Sport Box Office on 0800 678 1064.

Where: MGM Grand Las Vegas

When: Saturday, June 15 (from midnight)

On: BT Sport Box Office

Josh Warrington vs Kid Galahad

Whether you consider this the main event or a high-profile warm-up act for Tyson Fury, it’s not a bad way to start your boxing coverage on Saturday night.

In his last two fights Warrington has stepped into the ring as the underdog and come out as the champion. How will he fare in a fight he is expected to win?

It won’t be a walk in the Leeds Arena, despite the backing of his army of fans. Kid Galahad may not be the most popular man in the division, largely due to an 18-month ban for a failed drugs test, but he is undoubtedly talented.

The challenger’s power against the indefatigable work rate of the champion makes for an intriguing match-up, which the trash talk in the build-up has only added too.

Who will win in this all-Yorkshire IBF world featherweight title. It’s Leeds vs Sheffield, Warrington vs Galahad. Will the champion prevail or are we looking at a new Kid on the block?

Where: Leeds Arena

When: Saturday, June 15 (from 8pm)

On: BT Sport 1

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