Sky and TNT in battle for UK rights to Fury-Usyk

There is a tug-of-war over the UK rights for Tyson Fury’s February 17 unified world heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

The fight is just three weeks away. 

Fury has long been a staple of TNT Sports – formerly BT Sports – but Sky Sports have lodged a significant bid in their hope to capture the heavyweight clash for Box Office.

DAZN are also thought to be involved and will likely carry the international feed, but Sky and TNT are going toe-to-toe in their efforts to get a deal done.

The Saudis have a pre-exisiting relationship with TNT, as does Fury, but Sky Sports is a traditional pay-per-view boxing destination that goes back to Mike Tyson’s second fight with Frank Bruno back in 1996, and one network insider said the Saudi Arabians want the most amount of eyeballs on the fight as possible.