Hearn: Fury Isn’t Ready For Wilder
While at a charity event this week, Eddie Hearn furthered his believe that Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will not fight one another in 2018.
With a fight rumored to happen in November in Las Vegas, both sides have claimed a deal is nearly done, but with news from Sky Sports that Fury is not licensed in the state of Nevada.
Even if the fight goes down this year, Hearn feels that Fury is in no way ready for a fight with the WBC world heavyweight champion.
“No certainly not; I think he knows that and everyone in boxing knows that,” Hearn told Betting Pro. “Unless he’s getting 20 million dollars for that fight, I don’t think he’ll take the fight against Wilder to be honest with you. I know they’ve said it is happening, there’s no date or venue yet and I think Fury needs one more, he knows that.”
“He’s done unbelievably to come back from where he was and he deserves a huge amount of credit but he looked very poor in his last fight, he got booed out of the ring, he’s not an entertaining fighter to watch. He’s awkward and tricky which is not great for people to watch but it’s effective as we saw against Klitschko so I think if he can have a fight or two more, which was always his plan, he’s got a very good chance against the likes of Wilder and Joshua but right now, he stands no chance.”
“I think he might have something up his sleeve but I don’t see him getting in the ring this year with Wilder for sure.”