DEONTAY WILDER & ARTUR SZPILKA
WORLD TRADE CENTER PHOTOS
Click HERE For YouTube Link To Footage Of Near-Brawl Between The Heavyweights During Photo-Op
Heavyweights Meet Face-To-Face During Visit To
The New World Trade Center Before They Meet In The Ring
Saturday, January 16 At Barclays Center
Live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Click HERE For Photos From Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME
BROOKLYN, NY (January 13, 2016) – WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Polish contender Artur Szpilka continued their fight-week activities Wednesday, staring each other down for the first time at 4 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
On Saturday, January 16th the two men meet in a battle for Wilder’s heavyweight world title live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and features unbeaten Charles Martin and Vyacheslav Glazkov battling for the vacant IBF Heavyweight World Championship.
Wilder and Szpilka posed for photos on the 57th floor of 4 World Trade Center. Across from 4 World Trade Center is the “heavyweight champion of Manhattan skyscrapers”, One World Trade Center– standing 1,776 feet tall.
As the event came to a close, Wilder and Szpilka exchanged shoves and verbal jabs and they had to be separated by their respective teams. They will go face-to-face again tomorrow afternoon at the final press conference before Saturday’s championship showdown.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Warriors Boxing and Sferis Knockout Promotions, start at $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.comor by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
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Tickets for the live event, start at $25, not including applicable fees, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.comor by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Purchase before January 1 and receive a 10 percent discount. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.
Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500
DiBella Entertainment: (212) 947-2577
Andre Courtemanche, Warriors Boxing: (954) 302-2462
Chris DeBlasio, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1633
Matt Donovan, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-1663
Flo Jocou, Showtime Networks Inc.: (212) 708-7319
John Beyrooty BZA/SHOWTIME: (562) 233-7477
Barry Baum, Barclays Center: (718) 942-9533
Mandy Gutmann, Barclays Center: (718) 942-9587