Hearn Continues to Doubt Wilder-Fury

If the word is proven true, then should Tyson Fury win against Francesco Pianetta on August 18 — a fight which WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder will be present at — Fury and Wilder will meet in a title fight, likely to take place in November or December.

But according to Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, promoter of WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, a fight with Wilder is not something Fury should take. In fact, he still dismisses the possibility of the bout as all talk.

Hearn believes Fury is just using names like Wilder to promote possible upcoming bouts.

“I’m just telling you, based on the conversations that I’ve had with Fury on working with him — it ain’t happening,” Hearn said. “Unless something has dramatically changed, where he’s gone out against Sefer Seferi and said ‘do you know, I’m back.’ It’s impossible. He won’t be fighting Wilder in December, because he knows he won’t be ready.

If he loses to Wilder, he loses the AJ fight, he loses everything. Maybe he just wants to roll the dice. But it’s just my gut feeling. He didn’t want to fight Tony Bellew, he didn’t want to fight Dillian Whyte. Maybe he’s just had enough. Maybe he just wants to get some money and roll the dice and good luck to him. We have no problem with Wilder fighting Fury because it makes our fight with winner much, much bigger.

Similar comments made previously by Hearn resulted in Fury verbally attacking him. But Hearn is not surprised by the antics of the former heavyweight champion.

“He makes me laugh. He’s just so unpredictable,” Hearn said. “Maybe he does take the fight. I just think it’s a publicity stunt. And I don’t know if its both of them in on it or just Tyson in on it, or Frank [Warren] is just in on it. Maybe I’m completely wrong and it happens in December.”

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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