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After nearly coming to blows during a photo op on Wednesday at the World Trade Center in advance of the fight, it’s clear that Deontay Wilder and Artur Szpilka are more than ready to brawl at the Barclays Center on Saturday at 10 p.m. ET.READ MORE: Harden's Triple-Double Helps Nets Top Murray, Spurs
And thanks to Showtime’s Free Preview Week, you can watch the entire fight live and for free right here.
Wilder, who has become one of the premier heavyweight fighters in the sport over the last few years, won the title belt by defeating Bermane Stiverne by unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas back in January of last year. Since then, he’s dispatched Eric Molina and Johann Duhaupas, by KO and TKO, respectively, to hold on to his belt.
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Wilder sports a 34-0 record and many have him lined up to fight Tyson Fury, who just claimed the World Heavyweight title from Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision in November of last year.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Killed In Harlem Shooting, Another Fighting For His Life
Meanwhile, Szpilka, a Polish-born boxer, has only one loss on his record that came at the hands of Bryant Jennings in January 2014.
Szpilka is currently a 6/1 underdog to defeat Wilder and claim the WBC Heavyweight crown.MORE NEWS: Sorokin, Nelson Lead Islanders To Win Over Coyotes
Also on the card will be undefeated American Charles Martin against Vyacheslav Glazkov for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title.