Hearn Feels Wilder-Joshua Doesn’t Happen
As his fighter prepares to face Alexander Povetkin in a mandatory world heavyweight title fight, Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, feels that a fight between Joshua and WBC champion Deontay Wilder can be a bigger event following their next fights.
And while Povetkin and Joshua are set for a fight on September 22nd, Hearn feels that Deontay Wilder’s next opponent, Tyson Fury, won’t make it to the ring.
“If I could choose one person for Deontay Wilder to fight that would make the Joshua fight even bigger, it would be Tyson Fury,” Hearn told BoxingScene.com.
“I just don’t know whether the fight, if it happens in November or if it happens at all. If Wilder wins that fight which I think he does, then it makes the Joshua fight 3 of 4 times bigger and it makes his side even bigger.”
Hearn feels there was something off on the Wilder side, which made him feel that they didn’t want the fight at all.
“You saw Frank Warren come out and say he was behind the $50 million offer and helping Shelly Finkel getting the funds together, that really scared me and makes me think they didn’t want the fight at all,” said Hearn.
“Why would you go to Frank Warren for money and why would you go to a rival network that Joshua can’t fight on because he has an exclusive deal with Sky. It’s all confusing. Maybe it was always going to be Wilder V Fury.”
“I believe the money that was there for this fight is going to be 4 or 5 times more because the fight is going to get bigger and bigger and bigger, I can’t speak on behalf of Deontay Wilder, but we want the fight. Let’s see if the Fury fights happens and when I mean happens – let’s see if they make it in the ring,” Hearn said.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene