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

You might also like

By using our site you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service. X

SIGN UP NOW!

Breaking News And Highlights Around Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Martial Arts and more!

By signing up, you agree to comply with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

GET NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS!

Our Newsletter Covers Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Martial Arts and More!

By signing up, you agree to comply with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.