Fury tells rivals to 'come to Tyson' after signing new ESPN deal

"Top Rank is very excited to enter into the promotional arrangement along with Queensberry Promotions for the lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury", Arum said.

The 30-year-old former world heavyweight champion put pen to paper on an agreement with ESPN worth a whopping $145 million. His US broadcast rights are sold on a fight-by-fight basis, despite Matchroom having a US joint-venture with streaming platform DAZN - Matchroom USA - which also includes rights to events promoted by Matchroom's United Kingdom arm.

Fury during the announcement.

High expectations of Fury reprising his epic draw with Wilder and the victor then fighting Joshua receded as Manchester's Gypsy King announced his massive £80 million USA television deal to box on ESPN under the promotion of Frank Warren and his American partner Bob Arum.

"I'm delighted that Frank [Warren] and Queensberry Promotions have teamed up with Top Rank to promote my fights in America", Fury said. "I'm playing by nobody's rules and the sooner you understand that you get to know the kind of man I am".

"If you're watching Deontay, I'm coming for you baby". "They have to come to me". It was a fight few felt Fury could win, but his awkward, frustrating style clearly baffled Kltischko and ended up carrying the day the for the outspoken contender.

"I was back home in Morecambe and I needed a sparring partner", Fury said.

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Current information about Tyson fury minimizes the chances of Boxing fans in the near future to see a fight-a rematch against the WBC champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO's), because the contract with the American TV channel "Showtime".

Although this would definitely mean that getting the two into the ring would certainly make things harder, Wilder doesn't think so.

"I'm a free agent, I can fight anyone, I don't necessarily have to fight on the networks that I'm on, I can fight anywhere."
The first two were just sort of comeback fights and pretty easy jobs for him'. At the end of the day, if you don't want to leave any money on the table for anybody that's where you wind up. However, the date for those offers has lapsed twice and they could revert to Wilder defending their title against mandatory contender Dominic Breazeale, even though that American is in negotiation for a final eliminator against Dillian Whyte, who followed Wilder and then Fury in rejecting terms to fight Joshua at Wembley Stadium on April 13.

Will they have a rematch?

"I want Wilder, but now I have options", Fury said.

"Whatever happens in my life, whatever cards I'm dealt, I'm happy with".

  • Lawrence Cooper