Eddie Hearn Blasts Deontay Wilder’s Team: They Don’t Know Their Ar*se & Their Elbow
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn isn’t impressed by Deontay Wilder’s team.
Wilder’s trilogy bout with Tyson Fury for the WBC Heavyweight Title appears to be up in the air. Fury’s team claims that “The Bronze Bomber’s” rematch clause has expired. Wilder’s manager, Shelly Finkel, insists that the trilogy fight remains intact. WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman, says the fight is still on as far as he knows.
During a chat through Boxing Social, Hearn went off on Wilder’s team for what he believes to be mismanagement (via Essentially Sports).
“AJ vs Fury is there. We know that the current environment is not the best for that right now. But we got our mandatory [Kubrat Pulev], he wants to fight, so it’s there. We’ve been here before with [Andy Ruiz Jr.]… But that was dealing with people, as you have seen over the last couple of weeks that, quite frankly, don’t know their ar*e and their elbow.”
Hearn went on to say he isn’t convinced that Wilder’s team truly wants a third fight with Fury or a showdown against Anthony Joshua.
“He played a great game. But where is he now? Where is the voice now? I think the reality is shining through. I don’t believe they ever wanted the Anthony Joshua fight. I don’t believe they want the Tyson Fury fight. How can they?”
Wilder’s last outing was against Fury in their rematch. Fury scored the seventh-round TKO victory to hand “The Bronze Bomber” the first loss of his pro boxing career. Wilder’s cornerman, Mark Breland, threw in the towel. Wilder ended up dropping Breland from his camp.
Fury is looking to move on from Wilder. He has been adamant about wanting to fight this December. Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren said that he’s trying to get Fury to fight a top-15 WBC heavyweight inside the Royal Albert Hall in London on December 5.