Tyson Fury Signed a $100 Million Contract With ESPN – Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Published 09/29/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 05: Tyson Fury in action during a public workout at the National Football Museum on June 5, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury is set to take on Deontay Wilder on October 9. The 33-year-old will take on his American foe for the third time. The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles.

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Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury goes into this fight as the favorite. The last time the two heavyweights clashed in the ring, Fury bullied Wilder for seven rounds straight. Fury knocked Wilder out twice within seven rounds until Wilder’s corner finally threw the towel in. Declaring Tyson Fury the winner by TKO.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

Tyson Fury’s $100 million ESPN contract 

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The British heavyweight signed a contract with American network company ESPN back in 2019. The deal covers Fury’s next five fights and will broadcast these fights only on ESPN in the US and on BT Sport in the UK.

Although ESPN has not disclosed the financial terms of the deal, the deal is reportedly worth £80 million. When converted to US dollars, the deal is worth more than $100 million.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury enters the ring prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“I’m delighted that Frank and Queensberry Promotions have teamed up with Top Rank to promote my fights in America, 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!” Fury said.

Currently, Fury is working very hard for the trilogy fight against Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder. Fury had originally challenged Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua to a fight in a bid to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. However, an arbitration hearing ruled in favor of Deontay Wilder, and Fury had no choice but to fight Wilder again.

What’s next for Tyson Fury? 

Tyson Fury will face Deontay Wilder next. The British heavyweight seems very confident that he will walk through his American foe. The pair delivered various pre-fight messages to each other, which went viral on the internet.

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Going into the fight, many fans consider Fury to be the favorite and believe he has won the fight before it even started. And if Fury does end up winning against Deontay Wilder, he will have two options.

He can either wait to fight the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr ‘The Cat’ Usyk rematch and challenge for the undisputed titles, or he can fight any other challenger from the heavyweight division.

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Who do you think Tyson Fury should fight next? Do you think he will be able to beat Deontay Wilder for the second time?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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