Tyson Fury signs co-promotional deal with Top Rank; Deontay Wilder rematch still being negotiated
3kingsboxing.com has learned that Tyson Fury has reached a multi-fight agreement with Top Rank!
He is still promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions as Warren and Top Rank came to their own agreement in September. Read that story here!
This news comes out of nowhere as all indications were that Fury was headed towards a summer rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. The two men battled to a controversial draw in December 2018.
Fury’s deal with Top Rank includes a minimum of two fights per year to headline in the U.S on ESPN. Also part of the new co-promotional deal with Frank Warren and Top Rank/ESPN is a multi-year agreement to continue fighting on BT sports.
Fury’s next fight is set to be announced soon. While both Fury and Warren maintain they still want the Wilder fight, Warren says they won’t sit and wait around for the fight.
Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel insists that the this does not affect where they are in negotiations for the rematch. It will be difficult from the standpoint of which network will host the rematch with this signing.
If a deal is not reached, it’s unknown who Wilder’s team is targeting as a backup opponent.
3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor this story and provide any updates as they become available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher