Hearn Doubts Fury Will Fight Miller
Despite Jarrell Miller’s interest in fighting Tyson Fury, and Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, expressing an openness to the idea, Eddie Hearn feels such a fight won’t come to fruition.
Fury defeated Tom Schwarz two weeks ago, his first fight since battling Deontay Wilder to a split draw in their December WBC heavyweight title fight. It was also Fury’s first fighter under a co-promotional deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank.
The two sides have agreed to a rematch in early 2020 but only if each man is successful in bouts in the interim. Wilder is scheduled to defend the WBC title in another rematch against Luis Ortiz in September.
Miller, who is suspended until September for failing three drug tests — which lost him the chance to challenge then-unified heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua — recently stated he has a desire to challenge Fury in the hopes of repairing his reputation.
But Hearn says he doesn’t see such a fight happening.
“I doubt [Fury will face Miller],” Hearn said. “I know Arum will be trying very hard to make the Wilder fight next. They won’t want to pay [Fury] again for beating someone like Tom Schwarz. [It] didn’t do anything for ESPN. Didn’t do anything on the gate. They won’t want to spend that type of money again. So Bob will be trying to push hard for the Wilder fight to happen next.
“I think PBC will say: ‘No, we’ll do it after the Ortiz fights.’ We’ll see what happens. I don’t expect him to fight Jarrell Miller or anyone with a pulse if he’s going to fight Wilder early next year.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene