Tyson Fury signs multi-fight deal with ESPN worth ₹735 Crore ($103 Million)

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Former WBO, IBF, WBA heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury reportedly signed a multi-fight deal with ESPN worth ₹735 Crore ($100 Million).

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The deal is reportedly for Fury’s next five fight which will see him compete on ESPN in the United States and BT Sport in the UK and will be co-promoted by Bob Arum’s Top Rank promotions.

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In the press release, it’s written that Fury will fight twice a year on the Network and his ESPN debut date will be announced soon. Fury is coming off of an incredible performance against Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last year. It was the biggest heavyweight fight in the US in more than a decade.

The fight was a box office hit as it sold 325,000 pay-per-view buys and both Wilder and Fury split ₹170 Crore ($24 Million) in purses.

However, his recent deal with ESPN could mean barriers in making the Wilder rematch.

I’m delighted that Frank and Queensberry Promotions have teamed up with Top Rank to promote my fights in America,” Fury said. “With ESPN and BT Sport behind me, the biggest sports platforms in the world are now linked up with the best heavyweight in the world!

“This is a great move for Tyson Fury and a great move for Queensberry Promotions,” Warren( Fury’s promoter) said. “By partnering up with ESPN and Top Rank in America, we’re giving our boxers, including Tyson, the opportunity to perform on the biggest and most powerful platforms on both sides of the Atlantic and become truly global stars.”

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