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Tyson Fury signs co-promotional deal with Top Rank

The heavyweight star now has a deal to fight on ESPN.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tyson Fury, who still can lay claim to being the lineal heavyweight champion of the world, has signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank, meaning that future fights of his will air on ESPN networks in the United States.

The big question everyone has right now is obvious: what does this mean for Fury’s anticipated rematch with WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, a PBC fighter?

There is no clear answer at the moment.

“I thought it was a great move, coming into America. It was no secret that I wanted to fight in America than now on,” Fury told Max Kellerman. “What better station to pick than the biggest station in the U.S., with the most exposure? I believe I’ll get the biggest and best fights available.”

He added, “ESPN has the biggest amount of viewers out of all the sports networks in the world, and I wanna broadcast myself in the United States. Every British actor, singer, dancer, performer, sportsman — if they wanna make it big time, they’ve gotta go crack America, and this is the first step on my journey.”

The latest news on the Wilder-Fury rematch came last week, with a deal reportedly close.

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