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Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder: Where to watch it in Sheffield

The best pubs and bars to watch the bout…

The WBC Heavyweight Title fight, between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder this Saturday has the potential to go down as one of the greats, with two of the world’s best boxers going head to head at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. It will be live on this side of the Atlantic from 3am.

Usually these are the kind of nights where your mates ,who have never thrown a punch in their lives, become world experts on boxing. "Yeah he's got a great stance", "I've always followed him" and "What time is Mike Tyson on?" become the soundtrack for the night.

But whilst we understand you probably do not want to hear this, you're going to have to put up with it as this is not a fight to miss.

Tyson Fury, the maverick Manc and self-proclaimed Gypsy King, is looking to return to the ring in style after a lengthy spell out of boxing and appears to be in better shape than ever as he looks to mark his comeback with a win.

Fury became world champion in November 2015 when he beat the reining title holder, Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in a momentous victory. However, despite this glory he spent nearly two years out of action as he battled his demons and it has taken a remarkable comeback for Fury to reach this point, which eighteen months ago would have been unthinkable.

Fury, though, is fighting fit now but even with the Klitschko victory he still has a lot to prove. His time out of the ring has led to questions being asked about his ability and his opponent in this bout is the also unbeaten Deontay Wilder. Wilder, known for an awesome punch, is as unconventional as Fury and is as tough a challenge he will have ever faced. With 39 knock outs this is a man to be feared.

The build-up to this fight has been quite extraordinary. It has included Good Morning Britain appearances, Wilder punching a mascot (breaking the person in costume’s jaw) and Fury coming up with astounding oratory.

The rhetoric from Fury has been one of absolute confidence, whilst Wilder is similarly bullish about his chances of putting a dent in the former’s career and both are revelling in the spotlight put on the fight.

If this has wet your appetite and you are willing to cut your night at Tank, Code, West Street Live or Pop Tarts short then here are the best places to watch it. Unless Daddy’s paying for box office that is…


Riley’s is an ideal venue to watch the two mavericks go head to head for those around the Hunter’s Bar area. The sport’s bar is located on Lescar Lane, just off Ecclesall Road and is fit for purpose with multiple screens and a great selection of drinks. Sadly, this is where the positives end. You can pay on the door for £15 or buy a ticket online for £10, both including a drink. Or if you’ve given up on financial constraint completely you can reserve a table for four for an eye-watering £99 which includes 2 pizzas and 2 pitchers of Amstel.

The Beehive

The Beehive lies on the midpoint of West Street making it accessible from pretty much anywhere. The lively atmosphere makes it perfect for big sporting events like this and pints are fairly cheap with the purchase of a student card, which costs a pound.

It is a ticketed event and it will cost a fiver online and on the door- though it is probably worth getting one in advance to guarantee entry.


Just a stone’s throw from The Beehive there’s the faux-Aussie Walkabout bar. Just off West Street on Carver Street, Walkabout is host to many a sporting event and also boasts a few big screens. Tickets for this one are £3 but there’s that sneaky booking fee of a quid – but for a great atmosphere and a well-located venue £4 isn't bad.

Fox and Duck

The newly refurbished, Fox and Duck is your archetypal student pub. Modern and in the heart of student-oriented, Broomhill it is a perfect choice if you’re on your way back from a night out. Once again, it will cost you a fiver for the privilege but it is well worth it given the multitude of screens and cheap-ish drinks.