ESPN Requested Fury Take Interim Fight

Tyson Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren has made it clear that it was not the “Gyspsy King” who pulled out of his WBC world heavyweight title rematch with Deontay Wilder.

Warren intimated in a new interview that it is Fury’s new network partner ESPN, who decided they wanted Fury to wait on the rematch of their draw in December of last year.

“ESPN are insisting that he has a fight on there before he fights Wilder,” Warren told BBC Radio 5 live.

“(It) will give him bigger exposure, and thus make pay-per-view a bigger attraction when they do the pay-per-view.

“Tyson wanted the fight (with Wilder). I certainly wanted it. A little bit disappointed in some ways, but that’s the decision they’ve made.”

With Fury pumping the breaks to make his ESPN debut, Wilder, who considers himself a network free agent, will fight on May 18th. The most likely opponent will be WBC mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.


Quotes via Boxing Scene

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