Frank Warren and Queensbury Promotions proudly announced a new deal with BT Sport and revealed Tyson Fury’s eagerly-awaited comeback fight will broadcast exclusively on the channel.
BT Sport will continue in association Frank Warren’s current crop of stable fighters that include their newest edition in Tyson Fury, WBO king Billy Joe Saunders and Carl Frampton.
Fury will return to the ring on June 9 at the Manchester Arena following after a two-and-a-half lay-off and BT Sport will be the exclusively broadcast the event.
The undefeated former unified heavyweight champion will be lacing up the gloves for the first time since outpointing Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf back in 2015. BT will also have the exclusive rights of Carl Frampton’s next bout as he prepares to fight at Windsor Park this summer.
Warren and co are currently preparing for a busy summer with their next big event coming live from Elland Road as Lee Selby defends his IBF title against home favourite Josh Warrington at the Leeds United ground on May 19.
There are also upcoming bouts in June for world champion Saunders as he entertains Martin Murray the 02 Arena on June 23 whilst Belfast’s Michael Conlan returns to his native on June 30.
The subscription-based station has also announced their intentions of launching its own PPV channel later this year.
Managing director of strategy and content, BT Consumer, Andy Haworth, said: “It is a golden era for British Boxing and never has the Warren stable of fighters looked more exciting, with a great line up of established names and up-and-coming young fighters. BT Sport subscribers can look forward to a fantastic summer of boxing.”
Frank Warren added: “I’m delighted that BT Sport has extended its partnership with myself and Queensberry Promotions. The first year of our partnership has seen us deliver some outstanding fights and we look forward to some even bigger nights in 2018 and beyond, whilst continuing to do what we do best: developing the next crop of star boxers.”
Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95