British heavyweight has signed a deal with a United States network worth a reported £80m.

The deal, which is understood to cover Fury’s next five fights, will see him broadcast on in the US while remaining on BT Sport in the UK.

Fury believes the deal makes a rematch with “more makeable”.

But Fury, Wilder and , and WBO champion now each work with rival US broadcasters, adding a layer to any future negotiations.

Fury’s December draw with WBC world heavyweight champion Wilder aired on BT Sport in the UK as well as Showtime – who broadcast Wilder’s fights – in the US.

Now Fury has his own US broadcaster, agreements will have to be reached between and Showtime over the airing of his fights in America.

Joshua meanwhile is signed to the streaming service in America.

Fury’s promoter pointed to the size of ’s subscription base and said Fury was now on “a bigger platform”.

Asked about negotiations for bouts with the division’s biggest names, Warren said: “They will now have to come to us.

“This situation for him is probably one of the biggest things to happen to a British sportsman. It’s something special.”

More to follow.


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