LONDON (July 3, 2012) —WealthTV, the latest destination for boxing's premier live events, will telecast this Saturday's heavyweight showdown between undefeated rising star Tyson Fury and American fan-favorite Vinny Maddalone, live starting at 5 p.m. ET from Hand Arena in Clevedon, Somerset, United Kingdom.
The undefeated 6' 9″ Fury (18-0, 13 KOs), fighting out of Cheshire, UK, is the reigning Irish heavyweight champion, who is rated No. 6 by the World Boxing Council (“WBC”). The charismatic 24-year-old giant has defeated four previously unbeaten opponents – Dereck Chisora (14-0), Neven Pajkic (16-0), Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (13-0) and Rich Power (12-0) – in his last seven fights.
Tyson Fury, ranked in the top 10 worldwide by The Ring Magazine and promoted by Hennessy Sports, is coming off an impressive win. In April, Fury scored a third-round technical knockout win over Martin Rogan to clinch the Irish title.
Tyson faces a tough fight as he takes on popular American brawler and proven veteran, Vinny Maddalone from Queens, New York. Maddalone played the role of gatekeeper in the heavyweight division having fought world champions Evander Holyfield, Tomasz Adamek, Jean Marc Mormeck and Al “Ice” Cole during his 13-year professional boxing career.
Maddalone is coming off multiple wins by technical knockout including against Chris Koval (TKO4) and Mike Sheppard (TKO1). Maddalone is promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing.
“With an undefeated record, top 10 world rating by the WBC, and a massive 6'9″ physique, the young Tyson Fury is an exciting rising star and must-see heavyweight. We're extremely pleased to showcase this world-class boxing card live to our viewers,” stated Robert Herring, Jr. vice president, WealthTV.
WealthTV, demonstrating that it's dedicated to becoming a powerhouse in world-class live professional boxing, will follow-up the Fury v. Maddalone card with a major PPV event scheduled a week later, on July 14, 2012. The July 14th PPV card features Australian's three-time champ Anthony Mundine taking on Bronco McKart.Mundine has beencalled one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in the coveted 154 lbs weight class and has called out the champ in this division.
WealthTV is available nationally on Verizon FIOS TV, channels 169 and 669 in HD, and AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with more than 100 cable systems across the country.
For more information about Fury vs. Maddalone go on line to www.wealthtv.com.