Focus On Your Own Fighter

Shelly Finkel, has come out swinging at Eddie Hearn after comments blasting his client, WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

“Isn’t it interesting that when on fight week Joshua-Ruiz, at the end of May, Deontay Wilder announced that he was fighting Luis Ortiz on Joshua fight week? We are now at the beginning of September, there is no fight, there is no venue, there is no date. He hasn’t talked about Anthony Joshua probably since that moment. Joshua-Ruiz II media week what happens? Deontay Wilder pops up and says: ‘Oh, I want to fight Anthony Joshua and unify instead of Tyson Fury.’ Why didn’t you want to do it when Joshua had the belts?,” Hearn said last week during a press tour for December 7th’s Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz rematch.

“After reading Eddie’s quotes today I think he shouldn’t be worrying about Deontay and should put all his energy into resurrecting Joshua, because that is what is really needed,” Finkel told Sky Sports.

“Deontay’s fight against Luis Ortiz will be officially announced later this month, as has always been planned.”

Wilder’s rematch with Ortiz is penciled in for an alleged November date in Los Angeles or Las Vegas, where a rematch with Tyson Fury is planned for February 22nd.


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