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Thanks for joining me this evening. As always, I’ll do my best to be your eyes and ears for what should be an exciting championship fight between defending champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury.

I’m posting live a little earlier than usual tonight. While I won’t be marking the undercard which starts at 9:00 p.m. ET, I will keep you posted on what happens as the main event approaches. The main event is scheduled to begin around 11:30 p.m. ET. In the meantime, keep refreshing, come back and I’ll keep you posted on what’s going on and do my best to keep you entertained.

Follow me on twitter @peterkahn. I’ll be here all night happy to read your comments and answer your questions. I would like to know who you choose to win. More savage or fury? Let me know. In the meantime, Forbes contributor Brian Mazique and I broke up tonight’s game on our last episode of The Fight Guys podcast.

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Earlier today, I posted my Ultimate Bettor’s Guide which includes my prediction for tonight’s heavyweight championship fight. As we get closer to the main event, according to current boxing odds like You bet Deontay Wilder is a -170 favorite to retain his title tonight.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s the preparation for tonight’s fight.

Good times at the press conference of the last week of fighting.

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The PPV broadcast begins at 9 p.m. ET. Sounds like an entertaining undercard.

One last thought before the undercard begins.

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While the PPV undercard is officially underway, in other late-breaking boxing news, Oleksandr Gvozdyk KO’s Adonis Stevenson won the WBC Light Heavyweight title.

The Bronze Bomber is in the Staples Center building a few moments ago!

The Gypsy King is in the Staples Center building a few moments ago!

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The PPV undercard is in progress. Keep checking for updates. Thanks for hanging out with me tonight!

Joe Joyce vs. Joe Hanks is now over. Joyce takes care of business in turn 1 against Hanks.

Luis Ortiz vs. Travis Kauffman is next in a heavyweight fight.

Ortiz stops Kauffman on turn 10 via TKO.

Here is the view from the ring right now.

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Jarrett Hurd vs. Jason Welborn is next.

We are getting closer to the main event. We’re about 45 minutes from Wilder vs Fury.

Upcoming Wilder vs. Fury.

The national anthems are over and the ring walks are underway.

Tyson Fury could set a world record for the longest walk in the ring.

I was mistaken. Wilder could beat him with Jay Rock’s rap as Wilder walks to the ring.

I think we’re going to call the ring walks a toss.

Fury is younger, taller, weighs more, and has a longer reach. Wilder is the reigning champion in powerful punches. Both are undefeated. Who wins tonight? We will find out shortly.

Stylish Jimmy Lennon Jr. just finished the fighters introductions.

It’s show time!

The bell rings. The first round is underway.

A LAP

Lots of feints. Few sharp hits landed. Fury pumping his jab. Wilder advancing patiently. With a minute to go in the round, Wilder tries to land a big left hook. Both fighters busy, Fury with a flurry at the end of the first round landing clean. Fury wins the first round.

Fury 10-9 (Unofficial Peter Kahn Scorecard)

SECOND ROUND

Wilder stepping forward, Fury landing the best punches, slipping punches and going to the body. Fury showing his quickness. Wilder lands a few punches with 30 seconds remaining in the lap. Fury takes the jab. Wilder landed a right hand and Fury countered with a left hook. Fury wins a tight second round.

Fury 20-18 (Unofficial Peter Kahn Scorecard)

THIRD ROUND

More effective fury. Throw more shots. Wilder not finding his distance. Fury succeeds in a one-two combination with one minute remaining in the round. Fury showing good movement and general ring. Both land at the end of the turn. Fury wins the third round.

Fury 30-27 (Unofficial Peter Kahn Scorecard)

FOURTH ROUND

Wilder is still trying to work behind his jab and cannot launch his attack. Fury moves and lands the cleaner for the first minute of the turn. Fury winning the battle of the jabs. Wilder charging on the right hand and missing. The jab wins the round for Fury. Fury misses Wilder. Fury wins the fourth round.

Fury 40-36 (Unofficial Peter Kahn Scorecard)

FIVE ROUND

The first half of the round was contested in the middle of the ring. Wilder winning this round by default with Fury not being as active. Wilder lands his jab and a hook. Wilder being more aggressive. Wilder wins the fifth round.

Fury 49-46 (Unofficial Peter Kahn Scorecard)

SIXTH ROUND

Fury winning the round with the jab and movement. Wilder tries to work behind the jab. Maybe show too much patience. Fury still did enough to win the round just because Wilder didn’t let go of his hands. Fury wins the sixth round.

Fury 59-55 (Unofficial Peter Kahn Scorecard)

SEVEN ROUND

Fury wins the round. Landing the jab. Landing suits. Wilder cannot find a home for clean shots. Fury showing better defense. Fury wins the seventh round.

Fury 69-64 (Unofficial Peter Kahn Scorecard)

ROUND EIGHT

Fury lands his jab. Make Wilder miss. Fury goes to the body. Fury dictates the action and appears to be the coolest fighter. Wilder simply misses the mark. Fury always wins the jabbing contest and lands more punches. Wilder’s face begins to show the effects of Fury’s punches. Wilder lands a right hand at the end of the round, but not enough to win the round. Fury wins the eighth round.

Fury 79-73 (unofficial Peter Kahn scorecard)

NINE TOUR

Wilder knocks down Fury halfway through with a right hand behind his ear. Fury got up to fight well the rest of the round, but Wilder won a round 10-8.

Fury 87-83 (unofficial Peter Kahn scorecard)

ROUND TEN

Fury returns in the tenth round with fresh punches and landing. Almost as if he had found a second wind. Wilder looks a little tired. Fury controlling the action and landing more punches. Fury’s defense in full screen. A nice one-two from Fury a minute from the end. Wilder steps back. Fury wins the tenth round.

Fury 97-92 (unofficial Peter Kahn scorecard)

ELEVEN TOUR

Wilder looks desperate in this round. Throwing wild punches. Not finding its reach. Fury still hitting and landing Wilder. Fury dominates the action. Fury wins the eleventh round.

Fury 107-101 (unofficial Peter Kahn scorecard)

ROUND TWELVE

Wilder knocks down Fury in the thrilling ride. Wilder wins a 10-8 set.

Fury 115-111 (unofficial Peter Kahn scorecard)

My the unofficial scoreboard has Tyson Fury winning 115-111.

THE FIGHT WAS DECLARED A DRAW.

My role here is to report and be your eyes and ears, but the judges got it wrong tonight. Tyson Fury won this fight in my opinion. Steve Farhood marked him like me. Alejandro Rochin who had had 115-111 simply missed this call.

Again, I appreciate you spending time with me tonight. Follow me on Twitter @peterkahn and let me know what you think.

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