Barry Hearn Blasts Wilder For Not Negotiating

Even though Deontay Wilder made it clear that he is only focusing on a rematch with Tyson Fury, Matchroom Boxing founder Barry Hearn admitted in a new interview that he and his son have extended another offer to Wilder for a unification fight with Anthony Joshua.

“Unfortunately [I have] to report that so far despite three, four emails, dozens of phone calls, we haven’t had one response from Deontay Wilder’s team,” Hearn told Love Sport Radio.

“So sooner or later you take the hint that maybe they don’t want us that bad. But then they’re also, I guess, planning a Tyson Fury rematch.”

When asked if its not Wilder or even Tyson Fury, Hearn claimed his son is working on a few options: “If (Joshua and Fury) are not coming to the party quickly I would imagine that Eddie is looking at Jarrell Miller in New York as a Madison Square Garden debut for AJ would be commercially very solid, and then Dillian Whyte who I think is pound for pound the most dangerous heavyweight out there.

“If I was ranking them in danger, I would say that Deontay Wilder is the easiest fight, I think Jarrell Miller is an unknown fight because we don’t know how good he is, he’s a big lump.

“I think Tyson Fury is a tricky fight but when you hit him he does tend to fall over although to his credit he gets up again which is remarkable and I’ve got the greatest respect for him for what’s he’s done, pulled himself together from the brink, brilliant story, and the most dangerous is Dillian Whyte.”


Initial Report: Love Sport Radio

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