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Summary

  1. Fury signs new deal with ESPN
  2. Talks continuing with Wilder's team over a rematch with Fury
  3. Nicola Adams' world title fight cancelled because of injury
  4. Billy Joe Saunders to fight Shefat Isufi for WBO super middleweight title on 13 April
  5. GET INVOLVED: #bbcboxing

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    That is that.

    If you were unsure about when Fury v Wilder II would be happening, then that news conference has just made it a heck of lot more unclear.

    Boxing eh?

    Stay across our boxing index for the latest news on this saga and Nicola Adams' postponed world title fight.

  2. 'The ESPN deal means Fury is in a great position'

    Fury's promoter Frank Warren: "This is going to be something special for Tyson. We have the biggest platform for him to be on. He's in a tremendous position as far as boxing is concerned.

    "ESPN and BT combined - these guys are in a great position and Tyson is in a fantastic position. He's not in the red corner but he's in the blue corner.

    "In most people's eyes [he's the number one heavyweight]. He's the heavyweight that steps up to the plate. He's getting it from the British public but also the Americans."

  3. 'Hopefully we'll have a date for the fight in the next week'

    Tyson Fury on the likelihood of fighting Anthony Joshua: "Boxing is boxing. You can fight only who's available. Am I going to cry about it when I'm an old man? A multi-millionaire with all the belts? Am I going to cry that it never happened?

    "Hopefully in the next week we'll have the date nailed down. Nobody knew about this [broadcast deal] until today. We've got a lot of telephone calls to make.

    Fury's final words: "The most important thing at the end of 2019 - if I'm healthy and well then we've had a good year."

  4. 'We tried to make the Joshua fight happen'

    Tyson Fury: "Wilder a great guy but to me he's a big dosser. He messed my record up by giving me a big blue tick. I'm healthy and well and out of trouble.

    Warren on trying to get a Fury v Joshua fight: "We tried to make the Joshua fight - a 50-50 fight but they wanted to keep all the money. Nobody approached us. Joshua will go to America but that's their business.

    "We're on a bigger platform. ESPN is a massive, massive channel - the most subscribers. They will now have to come to us. It's only happening for one reason, it's because of Tyson."

  5. 'It looks like the rematch will be in America'

    Promoter Frank Warren on the latest situation regarding the Deontay Wilder rematch:

    "Tyson wants it and we all want it. Showtime is not the only game in town. Up to us to sit down and get it over the line.

    "The talks are continuing. He won't be sitting around waiting. He wants to become a big star. This ESPN thing for him is one of the biggest things to happen to a British sportsman.

    Will it be in the US or in the UK?

    "We're working on it at the moment. It looks like America."

  6. From LA to Vegas...

    Where will Wilder-Fury II be?

    Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport boxing reporter

    Las Vegas

    The whole experience of Los Angeles and Tyson Fury rising from the canvas against Deontay Wilder was unforgettable. A chaotic city, a top fight and in a nutshell, the whole thing just worked.

    Word that the rematch would be in Las Vegas offered even more value. In Los Angeles, the city was so spread that on times, the fight week perhaps lacked some intensity in the build-up.

    In Vegas, where the whole act is played out on the famous strip, the fight would be unavoidable and the atmosphere heightened.

    The bout was slated for 18 May - two weeks before Anthony Joshua makes his US bow - but it now looks like that's off the table.

    May it will be a few weeks later in Sin City? If it is, Fury-Wilder II will light the strip up.

  7. 'Deontay, I'm coming for you baby!'

    More Fury: "I feel good. I keep a habit of training every day, it keeps me warm.

    "My gist of it is ESPN is the biggest network in the world. I'll have dual viewers in the USA and the UK.

    "It puts me right on top where I should be., They'll now have to come through me."

    On the rematch with Wilder?

    "If I didn't want to fight him then I wouldn't have taken it. The fight is more makeable now because of this deal.

    "If you're watching Deontay I'm coming for you baby! And this time you won't rip me off."

  8. Here's the man himself

    Tyson Fury: "The Gypsy King is back on stage!"

  9. Would Fury win the rematch?

    #bbcboxing

    It's a pretty simple question.

    He got back up from two knockdowns in the first contest, but Wilder will want to ensure he stays down next time they meet.

    But this is the Fury who surprised Klitschko and after almost a three-year absence is now challenging for heavyweight boxing's major belts.

    Use the hashtag #bbcboxing

  10. A manic Sunday

    What's today about?

    Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport boxing reporter

    So Sunday was interesting.

    For a while now we've been expecting a news conference to announce Wilder v Fury II. We thought this was it until some quotes emerged from Wilder's management distancing themselves from today.

    So Sunday saw some frantic calls being made. Those closest to the Frank Warren setup kept very quiet. Given it's Tyson Fury, pretty much anything could have been the motive for a news conference.

    I started thinking injury, maybe even retirement. Let's be honest, he's a man who tends to cause a shock.

    More digging leads us to believe today's narrative will be Team Fury calling Team Wilder out for being particularly troublesome in negotiations.

    So, as of yet, nothing is signed.

    Of course, the curve ball here is that everyone - Wilder's team included - have fooled us all and he's going to be in attendance to seal a fight. That's unlikely but in the wild west of boxing, who knows?

  11. The next fight for Billy Joe Saunders is...

    ....against German Shefat Isufi for the vacant WBO super middleweight title at Wembley Arena on Saturday 13 April - yup, a move up for the Briton.

    It all comes after a pretty forgettable 2018 for Saunders.

    He was refused a licence by the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission (MSAC) in August because of an adverse Voluntary Anti-Doping Association test.

    And in September that year, he was fined £100,000 after offering a woman £150 worth of drugs to perform a sex act in a video posted on social media.

    The 29-year-old ended the year with 'success' in the ring after forcing 41-year-old Ghana's Charles Adamu to retire after four rounds in a contest in Manchester.

    Billy Joe Saunders
  12. Breaking: Adams fight postponed because of injury

    Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport Boxing reporter

    Nicola Adams

    Nicola Adams' first shot at a world title against Mexico's Arely Mucino on has been postponed due to injury.

    The two-time Olympic champion was due to challenge for the WBO world flyweight title at London's Royal Albert Hall on 8 March.

    But a statement from her promoter said Adams had "picked up an injury during her preparations for the fight".

    "The world title bout will now be rescheduled to take place later in the year," a Frank Warren statement read.

  13. The biggest draw in boxing?

    Tyson Fury (right)

    Tyson Fury is one of those rare species of sportspeople who attracts attention for both his ability to entertain with his words as much as his ability to box.

    He quashed any remaining doubts people had about where he should be ranked among the current set of heavyweights with his win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 followed by THAT draw against WBC champion Wilder in December, in what was his first major comeback fight.

    The date of 18 May has been bandied about regarding a mouthwatering rematch with Wilder.

    So what will come out of the mouth of the colourful Fury today?

    Expect the expected.