ESPN & Top Rank Add Warren Cards To Deal
ESPN and Top Rank have expanded their business partnership this week, as Top Rank will now act as the exclusive partner for Frank Warren’s United Kingdom based cards.
Warren, who has a long standing relationship with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, currently promotes Billy Joe Saunders, Tyson Fury, and many other U.K. based fighters, and will bring his U.K. based cards to ESPN+ in a multi-year pact.
“We are committed to securing the biggest and best events from around the world,” Top Rank president Todd duBoef said. “Our long-term objective is to showcase global talent and to expose the next generation of boxing stars. Frank Warren is a legend with a keen eye for building talent, and his elite stable has proven to resonate with North American fans.”
“I am absolutely delighted and honored to announce this landmark multi-year deal with Top Rank that will see my promotions going forward featured regularly on the ESPN platforms in the U.S. and Canada,” Warren said.
“This was a very attractive opportunity to us due to the level of exposure our stable of fighters will benefit from by being showcased by one of, if not the biggest, broadcaster in sport. Boxers like Terence Crawford and Vasiliy Lomachenko appear on ESPN, and our boxers will be sharing a broadcast home with them going forward. The agreement will open doors for them to get their name known coast to coast in North America and eventually become stars there.”
Initial Report: ESPN