Tyson Fury becomes TV heavyweight in U.S. after joining ESPN

Posted February 20, 2019

The prospect of Tyson Fury's rematch with Deontay Wilder still happening has been revived by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman insisting that they and Anthony Joshua have a moral duty to come to terms for super-fights to find the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Fellow promoter Arum said of Fury: "He is a generational heavyweight talent at the peak of his powers". Now that Fury has aligned himself with Arum, who arguably is the arch rival of Wilder adviser Al Haymon, the rematch situation appears cloudy - at least for now.

Although Fury and Warren both said during Monday morning's news conference in Great Britain that a Wilder rematch is still in the plans, there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical that it happens this year.

His new deal would appear to make a hugely anticipated rematch with World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Wilder, against whom Fury was held to a controversial draw in Los Angeles in December, more hard given the American has been fighting on the Showtime channel.

Warren revealed Fury is likely to become a more consistent figure in America, where he is set to fight next regardless of his opponent.

TYSON FURY has denied his new US TV deal with ESPN - worth a reported £80million - will harm his chances of fighting Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.

In the first fight in December of previous year, Wilder was twice sent fury down, thus achieved a draw and retained in his hands the championship belt. But when Miller once again brought up Joshua's mother, the unified world heavyweight champion returned the pleasantries promptly. He said: 'They have to come to Tyson Fury now because I've got my own platform in America and in the United Kingdom (with BT Sport).

The harsh truth is that Fury's future world title fights, certainly the big ones, will take place in America because that is where heavyweights behind the scenes slug it out for the right deal in proper 50-50 fights.

Before the news conference began, Miller proceeded to push Joshua as they squared up for the cameras.

'If you're watching Deontay, I'm coming for you, baby!'

Yes we saw broadcasters and promoters come together for Lewis and Tyson, and Pacquiao v Mayweather but what else marked out those fights?

Anytime astronomical sums of money are on the line it takes a long time for both parties to get on the same page. "This is about another 5, 6 years of him trying to dominate the division, and I personally believe he will go through everybody".