Hearn Laughs Off Idea Of Fury-Wilder
While two of Anthony Joshua’s biggest heavyweight rivals are nearing a deal to square off later this year, his promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t see Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury being a done deal anytime soon.
Hearn, who has had his own history of issues negotiating for a fight against Wilder, does not believe that either side has come close to a deal for a fight this November.
“What? When he’s just fought Sefer Seferi? And now he’s fighting Andrea Pizza-netta. Don’t be ridiculous. Listen you can be bluffed out by what you want: ‘Oh wow, yeah, let’s tune in to Fury’s next fight because if he wins this he’s gonna fight Wilder,” Hearn told IFL TV.
“He won’t fight Bellew, he won’t fight Dillian Whyte. He ain’t gonna fight Deontay Wilder. I’m sure he will next year, he’ll fight everybody. But he’s got no confidence at the moment; he’s just been out the ring for two years.
“But it’s a great story to be fair. It’s good for the hype.”
Wilder and Joshua were stuck in contentious negotiations earlier in the summer, leading to Joshua taking a fight with mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on September 22nd at Wembley Stadium.
Quotes transcribed by Boxing Scene