BRITISH boxers going to America for the biggest nights of their careers is hardly new.
Fight fans in this country have been upset by the recent news that some of the best of British will be travelling Stateside in the next few years.
Tyson Fury has penned a big deal with ESPN and Top Rank and is sure to have some huge fights across the pond.
But that doesn’t mean the Gypsy King won’t be involved in some big fights in the UK too.
British boxing is still booming and will continue to grow.
But the big bucks on the table in America are simply too good to turn down for our top stars.
Just like in the past with Lennox Lewis, Joe Calzaghe, Prince Naseem Hamed and Ricky Hatton, cracking the US market is the key to becoming a worldwide superstar.
Look at Anthony Joshua. He sold out Wembley but he still needs to go to the States to become a global name.
No matter how good boxing is going in this country, you cannot just box on these shores alone – you need to go on the road.
It is up to us as promoters to keep the talent coming through and also ensuring the shows that take place in the UK are top quality.
And, I can assure you, we will be doing that with world title action still to come in the UK this summer.
Any fighter we send to the US will be ready to win over there and take the market by storm.
We will not be sending fighters over there to get beaten just because it suits any TV deals we have agreed.
We will also ensure Fury comes back here too so the British fans can see the heavyweight star up close.
Speaking of big fights in America, BT Sport has landed exclusive UK rights to Amir Khan’s crack at WBO welterweight king Terence Crawford.
It will be a tough night for the British fighter against one of the best on the planet.
But, as ever, Khan has shown his bravery to take on the best and will give it his all to at Madison Square Garden on April 20.