Rebuild starts for Sky Sports as they sign four-year deal with Top Rank

Fans can expect international fights from across the pond, including some of boxing's best talent in Lomachenko, Taylor and Inoue.

Sky Sports have reportedly agreed a four-year deal with Top Rank to show their US fights live in the UK.

Sky Sports have agreed a four-year deal with Top Rank to stage their US shows live in the UK, according to the Athletic.

The deal will come into fruition immediately and fans can expect to watch Vasyl Lomachenko's comeback, Naoya Inoue and Shakur Stevenson this month.

It comes after Eddie Hearn ended Matchroom Boxing's 25-year partnership with Sky Sports last week and will promote exclusively to DAZN.

"You know me, I've got the biggest mouth in boxing - arguably in all of sports!" Hearn said when talking about his five-year deal with DAZN. "So for me to not be able to say anything until June 3rd was very difficult.

"When you do a deal like that, you want the world to know, as soon as possible.

"But it was good at the same time, because it gave us the opportunity to work behind closed doors to start building the infrastructure, the schedule and do a lot of work before the announcement.

"So, we're in a really good place to start moving forward with Fight Camp coming up at the end of July, and the schedule towards the end of the year.

"It's not like we're jumping to a new partner because of our relationship with DAZN in the rest of the world. The move feels very natural, but at the same time very exciting as well."

Top Rank - fronted by Hall of Famer Bob Arum - have a stable of elite fighters, including Tyson Fury, Terence Crawford and newly-crowned undisputed champion Josh Taylor.

As to whether Sky Sports can stage the "Gypsy King's" trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder is another matter with Frank Warren, Fury's co-promoter, tied to BT Sport.

Warren and Arum were involved in negotiations between Fury and Anthony Joshua but were unable to get it over the line after a court ruled in Wilder's favour of a rematch.

The two heavyweight rivals will collide on July 24 while Joshua is going to take on Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.

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