Eddie Hearn Responds To Tyson Fury’s Doubts Of Anthony Joshua Fight
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn doesn’t know what to make of Tyson Fury’s recent interviews expressing doubt over the Anthony Joshua fight happening.
Hearn has been insisting for weeks that Joshua vs. Fury is close to being a done deal. In fact, Hearn has said that only minor details have to be ironed out before there is a joint announcement with Top Rank Boxing.
Still, Fury isn’t sold. Here’s what he told ESPN on the negotiation process.
“I’m not optimistic about it. I don’t think Anthony Joshua wants the fight anyway because he knows he’s gonna lose. He likes the fact that he’s a professional boxer and, after I get finished with him, he won’t be one anymore.
“If that fight doesn’t happen this summer, it’s got to happen sooner or later. But Top Rank has to give me two fights this year. I will fight two times on [Top Rank network partner] ESPN. I don’t care who it is. If it’s not Joshua, we’re looking to fight in April or early May, and the end of the year. If it is Joshua, then June and the end of the year. Bang, bang. So, 2021 is looking bright.”
Fury turned some more heads during a recent interview with iFL TV. “The Gypsy King” said he’s open to fighting Deontay Wilder a third time due to some issues behind the scenes with the Joshua fight.
Hearn responded to Fury’s comments and appears to be confused (h/t Michael Benson).
Eddie Hearn on Fury's comments about AJ fight: "Although they're going to put pen to paper, the interview was a bit disappointing. Don't know whether he was in a bad mood or pulling everyone's plonker. What I do know is everyone's put a lot of work into this and he is on board."
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 12, 2021
“Although they’re going to put pen to paper, the interview was a bit disappointing. Don’t know whether he was in a bad mood or pulling everyone’s plonker. What I do know is everyone’s put a lot of work into this and he is on board.”