BT Sport to show Tyson Fury comeback fight exclusively in June
BT Sport has announced that it has extended its partnership with Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions Ltd, continuing as the broadcaster of Frank Warren’s world class stable of fighters which include Billy Joe Saunders and Carl Frampton. BT Sport will also exclusively broadcast Tyson Fury’s heavyweight comeback fight in June.
The result is that BT Sport now has a very strong line-up of Fight Nights for the coming months, including the IBF Featherweight World Title showdown between Lee Selby and Josh Warrington on 19 May at the home of Leeds United; former Unified Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury’s comeback fight at the Manchester Arena on 9 June; Billy Joe Saunders’ WBO middleweight title defence against domestic rival Martin Murray at the O2 on 23 June; and Irish amateur hero Michael Conlan’s Belfast homecoming fight on 30 June, all of which will be available for BT Sport subscribers at no extra cost.
The partnership will see former two-weight World Champion Carl Frampton’s future fights on BT Sport in addition to former WBO Super-Welterweight World Champion Liam Smith and former WBO Lightweight World Champion Terry Flanagan, along with up-and-coming stars such as Heavyweight boxer Daniel Dubois and Light-Heavyweight star Anthony Yarde.
BT Sport has also confirmed that later this year it will be launching its own Pay-Per-View events on BT Sport Box Office, which will be available on the BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media platforms.
Andy Haworth, managing director of strategy and content, BT Consumer, 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.”