Eddie Hearn Doesn’t See Wilder Disrupting Joshua vs. Fury
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn isn’t worried about Deontay Wilder taking legal action to prevent Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury from happening.
Hearn has said on numerous occasions that Joshua vs. Fury is close to being a done deal. He says only minor details need to be hammered out before an announcement is made. Both Joshua and Fury had agreed in principle to fight back in June 2020.
Wilder, who lost the WBC Heavyweight Title against Fury back in February 2020, has threatened legal action. Wilder claims his rematch clause is still in effect. Fury’s team insists that the clause has expired.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Hearn said he was told it’s a non-issue.
“That’s a problem and a question really for Top Rank, and Bob Arum. We’ve been assured by them, that’s not going to be an issue in making this fight.”
Hearn went on to say that he doesn’t think Wilder will continue to wait for a trilogy fight with Fury.
“I do believe that Deontay Wilder, he was supposed to be fighting in January. Now we’re middle of February, so how much longer is he going to wait? He’s been out of the ring for a year now, and he’s slowly imploding in every single interview that he gives. He should get back in the ring. That’s a Fury problem, a Team Fury problem. We’re confident that it won’t impact our fight, or the announcement.
“I keep saying two weeks (until an announcement). I’m bored of saying it now. People are bored of probably hearing it, but we are finalizing the finest details of the contract and hope to make an announcement soon.”