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Showtime Sets May Deontay Wilder Fight

Showtime on May 18 will telecast heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s bout against Dominic Breazeale.

The fight, for Wilder’s WBC title belt, will the champion’s second fight following his January PPV bout against Tyson Fury, which ended in a draw. That fight drew a reported 325,000 PPV buys.

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“It was critical for Deontay, for the sport and his fans, that this fight be available not on pay-per-view, but on Showtime,” said Stephen Espinoza, Showtime president of sports & event programming in a statement. “Showtime is where this fight belongs. We’re the home of the biggest fights and best talents, month in and month out. This is where a heavyweight title fight belongs.”