Broadcaster for Tyson Fury’s comeback fight revealed
Tyson Fury’s first fight since 2015 will be broadcast live on BT Sport.
The former heavyweight world champion has been out of the ring since his stunning upset of Wladimir Klitschko almost three years ago.
But having announced his return last month, Fury’s comeback on June 9 will be shown on BT Sport, setting up a head-to-head with Sky Sports who broadcast current champion Anthony Joshua’s bouts.
Promoter Frank Warren has extended his partnership with BT which means the likes of Carl Frampton and Billy Joe Saunders wll continue to fight on the channel.
Saunders’ clash with Martin Murray will be live on June 27, while Lee Selby vs Josh Warrington will clash on May 19 at Elland Road.
BT Sport also confirmed that later this year it will be launching its own Pay-Per-View events on BT Sport Box Office, which will be available on the BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media platforms.
Fury’s deal with BT could prove a stumbling block when it comes to negotiating a fight with Joshua, but the 29-year-old said: "My motivation was never to come back and fight X, Y and Z.
"It was to come back and box for me. My ambition is to get back in the ring and have fun again because I’m most happiest when I’m in the boxing ring.
"He’s done very well, I’m very proud of Anthony Joshua and the way he has changed his life around.
"You can only respect someone who has got the determination and drive because nothing is ever given to you in life, you have to fight for it.
"I feel better than when I beat Klitschko.
"Even when I won the title it didn’t really mean anything to me.
"But you are going to see the best Tyson Fury, vintage.
"When Muhammad Ali fought George Foreman on the comeback, no-one gave him a prayer. But we all know what happened."
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