Top Rank and MTK Global have announced a massive multi-year broadcast agreement that would give U.S. boxing fans access to watch MTK Global shows.
The new deal calls for approximately 30 MTK Global shows a year emanating from the United Kingdom, Ireland, and elsewhere around the globe to be broadcast in the United States on ESPN platforms as well as ESPN+.
MTK Global is a management company that has many of the biggest boxing names from the United Kingdom on its roster, including Tyson Fury, Michael Conlan, Billy Joe Saunders and many more fighters. Top Rank and MTK Global have worked together in the past before, showcasing several MTK fighters on ESPN broadcasts, including Conlan, who is going to be featured on the March 17 Top Rank on ESPN+ card from Madison Square Garden.
“MTK Global manages a vast number of A-list fighters from around the globe,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum in a press release. “This deal will enable Top Rank, through the ESPN family of networks, to afford viewers in the United States the opportunity to see these great fighters perform.”
Fury recently signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank and ESPN that calls for the lineal heavyweight champion to fight in the United States twice a year. Fury is slated to have his ESPN debut take place in the coming months against an opponent and at a location, both to be determined at a later date.
The inaugural Top Rank/MTK Global/ESPN card will be announced soon.