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.