Tyson Fury could become new host of The Contender series with BBC in talks over bringing fight camp show to TVAugust 19, 2020
TYSON FURY is reportedly being lined up to host a BBC version of The Contender boxing series.
Fury won even more fans following ITV's three-part documentary Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King, that charted his life in and out of the ring.
Now, according to Boxing Scene, Fury’s representatives and Contender officials "have had discussions".
The show usually charts the progression of 16 boxers who live and train together.
Each week one is eliminated when they lose a fight.
WBC heavyweight champFury, 31, is "interested in the role, thinking the chance to host the programme would be cool".
The show's management is due to meet with the BBC this week to thrash out the finer details.
If the channel takes on the opportunity, all parties would then have to meet to discuss Fury's pay packet.
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With a trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder on the horizon, filming would have to be based around his training camp and subsequent fight.
And there are the two fights he reportedly agreed to have with Brit rival Anthony Joshua for 2021.
A source told Boxing Scene: “There’s still a lot to discuss, such as when Tyson would have to go into camp and what his schedule would be for the show, but he’s interested.
“The timing of the whole thing has to be worked out.”
There have been five seasons of the boxing series that sees one fighter crowned the champ.
Past hosts have included Sugar Ray Leonard, Sylvester Stallone and Andre Ward.
In the final season in 2018, Brandon Adams won a 10-round unanimous decision over Shane Mosley Jr in the final.
It led to him bagging a world title fight against Jermall Charlo that he lost on points.
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