Frank Warren has advised talkSPORT that he expects Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury to be proven by each Sky Sports activities and BT Sport in a historic joint pay-per-view settlement.
The UK’s two main sports activities broadcasters have by no means come collectively for a struggle earlier than, however the sheer dimension of this undisputed heavyweight title showdown is more likely to pressure a breakthrough.
AJ has an unique take care of Sky and Fury has matching rights with BT.
Warren advised The Knockout on talkSPORT2: “I feel that everyone’s fairly pragmatic so far as getting this struggle on.
“BT, Sky – I feel they might not need it, however I feel they’ll need to share it. I feel it’ll be the identical within the States [with ESPN and DAZN].
“All people desires to see this struggle occur, 4 belts, the 2 finest heavyweights on the market.
“There’s a will to make this occur with everyone. We’ve simply gotta make it occur, easy as that.”
This echoes the sentiment shared by Sky’s Adam Smith and AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn within the final week.
Hearn advised reporters: “I don’t suppose it will likely be tough. There’s an answer for everyone.
“The 2 broadcast points are DAZN and ESPN in America – AJ has an identical rights take care of DAZN and Fury has an unique take care of ESPN.
“Whenever you flip that within the UK, AJ has an unique take care of Sky and Fury has matching rights with BT.
“Is there a deal the place all 4 of these events can carry broadcast of the struggle? Yeah, I imagine there may be.
“I can’t converse on behalf of Sky, however I’m unsure they’d have a problem with saying to the general public, ‘You possibly can watch on Sky or BT.’
“When it’s a struggle of this magnitude, I don’t suppose anybody is trying to be obstructive.”
The precedent has been set in America with HBO and Showtime beforehand collaborating on the PPVs for Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao.
ESPN and FOX additionally got here collectively for the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch final 12 months.
Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum was concerned in Mayweather vs Pacquiao and Wilder vs Fury and so has expertise placing collectively difficult offers equivalent to this.
AJ vs Fury could possibly be the primary struggle to have twin broadcasters on either side of the pond.