Hearn: Wilder’s Future Isn’t Bright Without AJ
As the boxing world awaits Deontay Wilder’s signature on a contract to fight Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn and Shelly Finkel continue their war of words.
Following comments made by Finkel that the Matchroom Boxing head had been contradicting himself during the negotiations for this heavyweight unification fight, Hearn claimed that “silly old sausage” Finkel’s under a lot of pressure.
When asked about the comments by the man he calls “Shirley Winkel,” Hearn told World Boxing News that “I probably do contradict myself, but he’s the same age as my old man and they can’t remember what they said yesterday, let alone five minutes ago.”
Hearn’s father Barry met with Wilder’s co-manager in New York last week to discuss the negotiations. “I think Shirley sometimes can just be a silly old sausage, that’s the best way to describe him,” Hearn said. “but we’re making progress and that’s why I sent the old guard in.
“He doesn’t like me and it would be very difficult for us to do a deal together, so I sent my Dad in and it’s worked, we’re making progress.” added the Matchroom boss.
“He’s (Shelly Finkel) under a huge amount of pressure because Deontay wants to know what’s going on. they haven’t delivered him any big paydays or any profile.
“Deontay is probably ringing him up every day asking what’s next for me? if it’s not Joshua then who is it and how much you going to pay me?
“If it’s not Joshua they’re bang in trouble and the future doesn’t look great for Deontay Wilder,” Hearn concluded.
Original Report: World Boxing News