Today it was formally confirmed that lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will fight on ESPN in the US exclusively moving forward.

While huge news for the sport of boxing that one of it’s most famed fighting sons has joined forces with the biggest sports network in the world, already there has been concerns expressed that it could lead to further difficulty in making the big fights that fans want to see come to fruition.

Namely against Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua who fight on Showtime and DAZN respectively.

That said, there’s a number of scenarios that could still happen to make these big fights take place despite the fact the three leading heavyweights in the world now appear to be on three rival networks.

Many boxing fans today have expressed huge dissatisfaction however to the possibility that the big fights could slip away all together, setting the sport of boxing back:

Ultimately, boxing’s success in recent years has been built off the back of putting on the fights fans want to see.

But crucially when they want to see them.

Something that lead to the UFC’s success in the sport of MMA, largely in the last decade or so.