The lineal world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will fight in Las Vegas for the first time when he tackles undefeated Tom Schwarz (24-0-KO16) at the world-famous MGM Grand on June 15 – live on ESPN+.
‘The Gypsy King’ (27-0-1-KO19) returns to the United States – scene of his triumphant display against WBC world champion Deontay Wilder in December – on one of boxing’s most prestigious stages.
MGM Grand, which holds in excess of 17,000 fans, has witnessed some of the biggest super-fights in the history of the sport with the likes of Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson II, Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather, Mayweather vs. Canelo and Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao all gracing the arena.
Fury vs. Schwarz will be broadcast live on ESPN+ in the US and BT Sport in the UK just months after Fury signed a colossal deal with major US promotional company Top Rank.
Fury said: “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 masterclass for all my fans. The British and Irish fans will invade Vegas. I can’t wait!”
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said: “It’s with great pride that Top Rank and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, together with ESPN+ and MTK Global, will be able to present the leading heavyweight in the world and a megastar in boxing.
“Tyson will be facing a tough, experienced and undefeated fighter in Tom Schwarz, who is coming to Las Vegas ready to shock the world.”
MTK Global President Bob Yalen said: “All the best fighters of the last decade-plus have fought in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and on June 15, you can add Tyson Fury to that list.
“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.”
UK promoter Frank Warren added: “I’m very excited about starting the next chapter in the Tyson Fury story. With this new deal and co-promotion with Top Rank, it’s all about getting Tyson out there to a huge audience, and nobody can do that in America like ESPN.
“I would like to extend a special thanks to MTK Global for the role they have played in this exciting next step.”