Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Arum Will Call on Public Boycott To Force Joshua To Face Fury

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who co-promotes Tyson Fury, believes a massive UK showdown with Anthony Joshua is possible for 2020.

Making that contest is easier said than done, because both boxers have contractual ties to rival networks in the UK and the United States.

Fury is tied to BT Sport in the UK and ESPN in the US. And Joshua is tied to Sky Sports in the UK and aligned himself with DAZN in the US.

fury-arum-warren

Based on their network affiliations, the fight seems nearly impossible to make.

But Arum will call on the boxing public to make the fight a reality, hoping the fans will boycott any event where Joshua will face someone other than Fury.

"We will force it," Arum said to BT Sport.

"With the help of the public who want these huge fights. The people have the power. If the fans refuse to pay to go to lesser fights then Joshua will have to come to the table, even though his promoter (Eddie Hearn) is stuck with responsibilities to the DAZN streaming network in America and Sky over here (in the UK)."

Arum believes Fury is going to become so big in the United States, that DAZN and Sky will be obligated to come to the table for a joint broadcasting venture.

"Tyson will become so huge in America with his personality that we should be able to do joint broadcasting ventures the way we did for Mayweather-Pacquiao. With so much mine in it for everyone, everything in this business is possible. Only Brexit is insurmountable," Arum said.

Fury is back on June 15th, when he makes his Las Vegas debut against Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand. And Joshua is back in the ring on June 1, when he defends his WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO world titles against Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by P4Pdunny on 05-15-2019

these guys are so fraudulent it makes the stomach turn

Comment by BM dnobagaV on 05-15-2019

[QUOTE=thack;19741358]Bob and the Hearns are full of shyte. They are equally as irritating as each other and are both costing the fans dearly .If anyone needs boycotting it's the Hearns and Bob![/QUOTE] I never thought I'd see the day that…

Comment by giant_king on 05-15-2019

Deep down Joshua really hoped that fury beat deontay.facing deontay is his biggest threat to him losing everything.now he's hoping dillian can get the job done.

Comment by sicko on 05-14-2019

Old man is in need of some HELP! The pressure is on, UFC is delivering GREAT Events since joining ESPN while Top Rank...Not So Much! Once again just like with Haymon, if you're going to try and effect AJ and…

Comment by Toffee on 05-14-2019

Bob's completely lost it. Saying fans should boycott Joshua for fighting anyone but Fury or Wilder? When your man is about to fight Tom Swartz? I'd say he's got a lot of nerve but I'm just not sure he understands…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (58)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Anthony Joshua: Even Rebel Like Me Is Following Coronavirus Guidelines DAZN Won't Pay Rights Fees Until Events Resume; To Furlough Employees Ramirez-Postol Postponed A Second Time Due To Coronavirus Pandemic WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Marvin Hagler Stops Kelly Pavlik in Eight Brook on Facing Crawford: I Won't Look For a Way Out Like Khan! Pedro Diaz in Contact With His Stable, Ensures They Stay in Shape Fury Smiles: I'll Never Tire of Beating Wilder, I'll Take Pride In It! Robert Garcia Urges Stable To Remain Patient And Stay Ready Davison: Wilder Will Be Dangerous If He Lets His Hands Go In Third Fury Fight Andrade To Charlo: I'm The Best And Willing To Put That In Action Devin Haney Sees Luke Campbell vs. Javir Fortuna as 50-50 Fight Boxing Without Boxing: The Magnificent Max Baer Aaron Aponte Goes Pro, Given Praise From Top Trainers Joyce's Manager: New Date, Same Result - Dubois Gets Stopped! McDermott Still Feel Strongly That He Beat Tyson Fury in 2009 Jackson England Discusses WBC Asia Title Victory Sampson Boxing, Paco Postponed Planned 4/24 Las Vegas Card The Quarantine Debates: Carving Out Boxing's Mount Rushmore Khan Backs Tyson Fury: Joshua Will Be An Easy Win For Him! Povetkin's Promoter: I Agree With Delay, Whyte is Dangerous Fight Haney: I Feel Like They Should Reinstate Me As WBC Champion Jeff Horn: Just Give Me Eight Weeks Notice For Tszyu, I'm Ready For Any Date Atlas Praises Joshua For Bouncing Back, Expects Him To Beat Pulev Claressa Shields Details Her Fiery Exchange With Laila Ali UFC's Dana White Unloads on Boxing, Says It's Very "F--ked Up" Jacobs: Benavidez Strongest, Plant Most Beatable Of 168-Pound Champs Saunders: No Excuse For My Actions, In Poor Taste, I Apologize WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Sugar Ray Robinson Blasts Fernando Vargas in Five Hearn Discusses The Status of Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev Japan’s Rookie Of The Year Tournament Postponed Due To COVID-19 Pacquiao Angered By Leaked Letter, Wants Full Investigation Hearn on Saunders Domestic Violence Video: It Was So Idiotic! Tokyo Olympics Rescheduled For July 23-August 8, 2021 Vazquez: Second Fight With Marquez Is My Favorite, Without A Doubt Saunders Suspended By British Boxing Board For Controversial Video Mikey Garcia: I Would Fight Pacquiao Similar To How Marquez Did Whyte-Povetkin, Usyk-Chisora Cards Pushed Back Due To COVID-19 Thurman: I Wanna Become Complete Monster Again, Dominate Welterweight Division Luke Campbell Staying Patient, But Fears Title Shot May Never Come Horn vs. Tszyu: Both Sides Open To Doing Closed Doors Fight
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement