Britain’s former world champion Tyson Fury will face German heavy weight Tom Schwarz at Las Vegas on 15 June.
Fury, 2-9, will be fighting for the first time since signing a lucrative deal using US broadcaster ESPN values a pound & reported;80m for five conflicts.
His promoter Frank Warren hopes Fury will fight WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder again after this season.
“I am very fit, very ready, I cant wait to struggle,” Fury said. “Schwarz is unbeaten, young, fresh and challenging .”
Schwarz, 2 4, is ranked number two in the world with all the WBO and has 2 4 wins from 2 4 bouts, 18 coming via stoppage.
“whenever you start as a little kid, you imagine cracking America,” added Fury, who’ll box in Las Vegas for the first time.
“that I am going to go back and be on the largest possible audience.”
Fury’s last competition in the USA drew plaudits because of its own drama, as he rose from the canvas at the 12th around to talk about a controversial draw with Wilder.
A re match had looked a certainty however negotiations postponed and Fury’s move to sign a flourishing broadcast cope with ESPN all but ended hope of this competition happening next.
Fury,” Wilder and unified heavy weight champion Anthony Joshua all now operate with unique broadcasters in the USA, making fights theoretically harder to create.
Asked if he knew that the calls for a rematch with Wilder, Fury said:”Join the team. Me and Wilder have to get this re match.
“I must take care of Schwarz,” Wilder needs to take care of Dominic Breazeale and then I say we receive it all on. He has gone silent; I send him messages and he doesn’t reply any longer .”