Undefeated Tyson Fury is ready to light up Las Vegas on June 15 as the lineal heavyweight champion takes on Tom Schwarz.
Fury is looking to make an impression on his ESPN debut. The 30 year-old is also aiming to build on a great performance against Deontay Wilder last December.
The pair shared a draw in their WBC title clash. Down in the final round and seemingly out, Fury came back from the brink to keep his ‘0’ intact.
Negating on an immediate rematch, Fury wants to impress his new US promoters at Top Rank before seeking out Wilder again in the next twelve months.
Opponent Schwarz, a largely unknown quantity, will not derail Fury’s plans, according to the man himself.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be boxing in Las Vegas on ESPN+. I always said I will never go to Vegas until I box there and now I finally am.
“I can’t wait to put on a boxing master class for all my fans. The British and Irish fans will invade Vegas. I can’t wait!”
The Nevada venue seems a perfect fit for a personality like Fury, who had hoped to meet Wilder there the first time around.
A win for Fury could lead to a fight against Kubrat Pulev or Joseph Parker. Wilder will be on the radar again in 2020.
MTK Global boss Bob Yalen, who represents Fury alongside Frank Warren, believes ‘The Gypsy King’ will feel at home on the world-famous strip.
“All the best fighters of the last decade-plus have fought in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. On June 15, you can add Tyson Fury to that list,” said Yalen, the President of MTK.
“The world’s premier promoter, the world’s premier boxing venue and the world’s premier heavyweight, backed by the world’s premier management team on the world’s premier sports network…It is going to be a can’t-miss night of boxing,” he added.
Undercard fights will be confirmed in the near future, with only Fury’s friend Isaac Lowe so far guaranteed a spot on the ESPN bill.