Eddie Hearn Hits Out At Fury’s Fight With Ngannou

Eddie Hearn has hit out at Tyson Fury’s upcoming fight with Francis Ngannou

The ‘Gypsy King’ may have lost out on an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk, but a boxing match against the debutant, Ngannou, will prove lucrative.

The pair will square off on October 28th, 2023, from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Although the event will garner a lot interest due to Ngannou’s first fight since his UFC exit, Hearn has criticised Fury over the message that the fight sends. 

Prior to the Ngannou agreement, Fury’s camp had stated that Usyk’s team were responsible for the breakdown in talks as a result of wanting the fight in Saudi.

Meanwhile, a 60-40 offer to Anthony Joshua also did not result in a fight getting made.

While the perception from Fury’s camp was that there are no credible fights out there for the WBC heavyweight champion, Hearn questioned that assertion.

“Frank Warren says the reason these fights is because everyone’s buggering off to Saudi Arabia. Yeah, to be in legacy-defining heavyweight fights. You’re buggering off to Saudi Arabia to fight a debutant [Ngannou], who has absolutely no chance in the fight.

“I don’t like the way they say, ‘Well, Usyk wouldn’t fight me. Joshua wouldn’t find me, “You’re telling me that Joshua didn’t want the fight [with Fury]. You’re telling me that Usyk didn’t want the fight with Tyson Fury. Come on,” Hearn

In reality, provided Fury overcomes Ngannou as expected, the calls for an undisputed bout will only get bigger if Usyk beats Daniel Dubois on August 26th, 2023. Time will tell how it all plays out. 

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