Fury Blames Hearn For Wilder-Joshua Not Happening

With Deontay Wilder shut out of a potential unification clash with Anthony Joshua this fall, Tyson Fury has decided to come to the defense of the WBC heavyweight champion.

Fury, who is in the midst of a comeback, claimed in a post to Instagram, that Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is the one at fault for the heavyweight unification fight coming undone.

“It’s a very complicated situation, or at least they’re trying to make it that way,” said Fury via his Instagram.

 

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“Joshua and his team have been offered $50million, which is about £38m. A huge offer to fight anybody. You (could) offer (Joshua) any money to fight Wilder (but) they’re afraid of him.

“Wilder is all wrong for Joshua and Eddie Hearn knows that. I think it’ll happen but Joshua will have to a couple more fights to make a few quid while he can then he’ll (Eddie Hearn) do the fight.”

Wilder would lose hope of a fight happening this year, as Joshua and WBA mandatory opponent Alexander Povetkin near a deal to fight on September 22nd in the United Kingdom.

“It was simple, the two things were simple. How can you send a contract to anybody when you don’t have no date on there,” Wilder told The Boxing Voice podcast.

“Nor do you have a venue up in there. He’s sending the contract saying ‘Just sign it.'”

“Another thing that was up in there was talking about if I beat Joshua he gets a rematch, but if he beats me then it’s up to him to decide if there was a rematch.

“Nah, it’s either going to (be a rematch clause for both] or none at all. There is going to a rematch or no rematch at all. It’s crazy. ‘How you going to send a contract like that?

Report: World Boxing News

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