Tyson Fury's Las Vegas debut is complete with the announcement of the venue that will host his upcoming fight against Tom Schwarz.
Top Rank Boxing announced that the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will host Fury vs. Schwarz for the lineal heavyweight title, taking place on June 15. The fight, which marks Fury's debut for Top Rank Boxing, will headline a boxing card that will be streamed on ESPN+.
Originally, the Thomas and Mack Center was reserved as the venue for the fight, but it was never set in stone, leaving the possibility of another site being selected for Fury's next fight. The MGM Grand has already hosted a major boxing event this year as it was also the host of the Showtime pay-per-view event headlined by Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner back in January. Fury was elated upon hearing that he would be competing in Las Vegas.
"I’m absolutely delighted to be boxing in Las Vegas on ESPN+," Fury said in a press release. "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 master class for all my fans. The British and Irish fans will invade Vegas. I can’t wait!"
Fury joined Top Rank Boxing on a multi-year, co-promotional deal alongside British promoter Frank Warren. Fury is coming off a draw against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last December on pay-per-view and a rematch was expected to take place.
Negotiations fell through almost immediately, however, after Fury signed with Top Rank and ESPN as Top Rank wanted both men to take interim fights on ESPN platforms before proceeding with a pay-per-view rematch later this fall. Wilder rejected Top Rank's offer and instead went to Showtime for his next fight, which is a title defense against Dominic Breazeale in Brooklyn, New York on May 18.