What Are TV Plans For Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury?
Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum has revealed television plans for Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury.
Fury and Joshua are the two major heavyweight champions of boxing. Joshua reigns as the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Champion. Fury is the WBC and The Ring titleholder.
In an interview with BoxingScene.com, Arum revealed the TV plans for Joshua vs. Fury.
“The traditional pay-per-view outlets will be part of it, like DirecTV, In Demand, etc. It will be a normal pay-per-view here (in the United States). ESPN will be the distributor.”
Arum noted that the UK market will play a huge role in the event’s success.
“Obviously, the big market is the U.K., where everyone is talking it will do 3 million homes. Sky and BT both will have it on pay-per-view.”
Arum isn’t sure what the PPV price for the card will be at this time.
“I have no idea. We’ll work it out with ESPN, with In Demand. (Joshua promoter) Eddie (Hearn of Matchroom Boxing) has to be consulted. It has to be a price that everybody agrees to.”
As far as a timeframe is concerned, Arum says the fight will either take place on July 24, July 31 or August 7. Stick with FIGHT SPORTS for the latest details on Joshua vs. Fury.
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn had some heads turning when he revealed that both Fury and Joshua signed on the dotted line. Fury poured a bit of cold water on that claim, however, when he said the fight was nowhere near being official. Lately, “The Gypsy King” has shown a bit more optimism.