Fury’s £80m windfall means judges can’t rob him again, says GGG trainer Sanchez

TYSON FURY’S £80million deal with ESPN will guarantee he is never robbed again.

The Gypsy King has struck it rich with the US broadcast rights to his fights in the next 30 months.

Tyson Fury signed an £80m deal with American promoter Bob Arum
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But the deal could quash a rematch against Showtime-supported WBC champ Deontay Wilder.

Their bout in December was declared a draw after a fight many thought the 6ft 9in Brit had won.

But Abel Sanchez, Gennady Golovkin’s trainer who runs the Summit gym in California where Fury trained before the fight, says the deal means the Brit will not be stitched up in future.

Sanchez said: “It’s unfortunate that sort of bias is in our sport. The TV networks together could stop it.
“It’s true, Tyson being connected will help him.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have unfinished business after their December thriller ended with a contentious split decision draw
Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez, says Fury’s deal means the Brit will not be stitched up in future

“Now, if he loses a fight he genuinely loses it.

“I thought he won the first fight. I was there and it scored 115-111 but he was in America and Deontay has a big reputation there.”

Sanchez has experience of American boxing politics after watching GGG draw then lose contentiously in two bouts against Canelo Alvarez.

Sanchez, whose gym is home to British heavyweight Joe Joyce, says only cash can crush boxing’s cartels.

He said: “Most of the public still consider Gennady one of the best fighters in the world.

Canelo Alvarez and Golovkin rematched in September 2018 in Las Vegas after their first fight resulted in a draw
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“It demoralises you when it happens twice.”

WBA, IBF and WBC middleweight king Alvarez is boxing’s big money maker, with Danny Jacobs up next on May 4.

Sanchez said: “Danny has to go to Vegas and fans are already saying he’s three rounds down.

“He is going to a town where he has no chance of a points win. Vegas has had that reputation for a long time.”


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