Tyson Fury: Boxing fans FUME at announcement - 'Are you for real!'

Joshua was forced to turn his attentions to Miller

Joshua was forced to turn his attentions to Miller

Asked about Joshua failing to fight any of the big three, Warren told IFL TV: 'That's their choice isn't it?

Violent collisions between these outstanding heavyweights are what the boxing world most wants to see.

But it looks like boxing fans will have to wait for a rematch after it was announced a bumper deal with Bob Arum-led Top Rank, who have an exclusive deal with USA broadcasting giant ESPN. "To have an worldwide guy with his charisma and personality and appeal to have the linear championship and have a lot of fights out there for him just magnifies the whole sport".

Veteran promoter Bob Arum, linked to ESPN and the man behind Top Rank, will promote Fury alongside Frank Warren, long a mainstay of the British boxing circuit. "I want the biggest fights - the (Anthony) Joshua's, the Wilder's of the world and everybody else out there too".

"I'm only a fighter, I can only fight who they put in front of me".

On Monday, the news that Fury had signed a promotional agreement in the US with Top Rank seemingly threw a monkey wrench into those plans. So they bring not only the most money but also by far the widest exposure to the American market of any network.

Although Fury and Warren both said during Monday morning's news conference in Great Britain that a Wilder rematch is still in the plans, there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical that it happens this year.

'If not, he may be free to negotiate with us.

The American has been in negotiations with Fury's camp over a rematch of their December 1 draw at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, but Wilder has a long-term relationship with rival US television network Showtime. I thought the major announcement was the re-match date! Joshua v Fury would seem to depend on a joint Sky-BT broadcast in the United Kingdom and DAZN giving AJ a one-fight exemption in the US.

During the closing stages of the bout, Wilder managed to floor Fury for the second time in devastating fashion, but the Brit remarkably regathered himself and got back up to continue.

Fury however then appeared to temper that with the message that it "isn't the end of the world" if the pair do not meet again.

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