Espinoza, Wilder & Schaub Blast Hearn

There are a lot of bitter feelings in the boxing community this week, as an anticipated heavyweight unification battle between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder was pushed to the side.

The fight, which was hampered by protracted negotiations, has now been put on the back burner due to Joshua being forced to face mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.

On Tuesday, Showtime Sports host and former UFC fighter, Brendan Schaub, took to Twitter to go after Eddie Hearn, promoter of Anthony Joshua.

Schaub would immediately hear back from Hearn, causing the two to go after one another on the social platform.

In the midst of their argument, Deontay Wilder would chime in and go after Hearn with an expletive filled post.


Late Wednesday night, Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza decided to step in and reveal their role in trying to get this fight made.

UPDATE: Wilder would respond to Hearn’s request to “sign the contract” blasting both Hearn and new broadcast platform DAZN, further instilling his support and loyalty to Showtime.


While an April date has been offered, it seems much like the battle for a Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fight, both sides have gone from business rivals, into feuding factions.

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