Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: BT Sport Box Office customers left angry after fight night problem

Customers were left raging after finding out they were unable to record the fight after buying it

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury: Tale of the tape

BT Sport Box Office customers have been left angry after purchasing the Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder fight only to find they are unable to record it to watch later.

The rivals finally fight on Saturday evening at Los Angeles' Staples Center putting a pair of unbeaten professional records and the American's WBC strap on the line.

Boxing fans have flocked to buy the fight, at a cost of £19.95 in the UK, only to find they've not been able to record it via their Sky box.

"I’ve bought the Wilder vs Fury fight online because you wouldn’t let me book it on my sky box & now I’m unable to record it... any way around this?," asked one social media user.

Another added: "Is it possible to cancel my purchase of Wilder vs Fury and get a refund? I only purchased to record it and watch later. It is not possible to record if you buy online (no option to purchase through sky q box). I wasn’t aware of this at point of purchase."

There is a workaround, however, and if you have stayed up for the build-up then you can record the programme after it started and go to bed and watch it in the morning.

Meanwhile, Fury and Wilder look set to go head to head again regardless of the result of Saturday's fight.

While the most common circumstances are for the defending champion, in this case Wilder, to have such an option, it has also been extended to the 30-year-old Fury, who had not planned such a dangerous fight so soon into his comeback and who is still regarded by some as the division's lineal champion.

It is even likely that a London football stadium, like where Anthony Joshua has established himself as the IBF, WBA and WBO champion, would be considered as the venue for a potential rematch in the spring.

Both fighters have again this week been critical of Joshua for, in their view, being unwilling to risk bouts against either of them, and also discussed their willingness to fight each other in a rematch.

Fury takes on Wilder in LA

Also considering the potential for a rematch, Fury's promoter Frank Warren said: "It's a great fight and if it turns out as I expect I'm sure there'll be a rematch.

"I would love it to be in London; if it's a good fight straight into a soccer stadium.

"If Wilder loses he'd have to make a statement. Tyson would fight anywhere; he's a traveller, he's done it many times.

"I don't think Wilder wanted to come to London, that's why Tyson (travelled).

"Tyson will fight in the UK again."

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