Promoters Brush Off Deontay Wilder’s Legal Dispute In Midst Of Joshua-Fury Negotiations
Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum don’t appear to be concerned about Deontay Wilder’s legal dispute.
Hearn and Arum have been working on putting together a mega title fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. Joshua is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. Fury holds the WBC and The Ring gold.
One potential holdup could be Wilder’s legal claim. “The Bronze Bomber” says that he is owed a trilogy fight with Fury but “The Gypsy King’s” team claims Wilder’s rematch clause has expired.
Hearn told Sky Sports that both he and Arum have agreed that there is nothing to be worried about with Wilder’s legal dispute.
“He (Arum) is not too concerned. He feels like the contract is over. There is an arbitration going on in that respect. I don’t see that as an issue. If there is, Fury has to give Wilder some kind of compensation to take these two fights.”
Hearn added that all signs point to Fury moving on from Wilder completely.
“Again, I can’t talk on behalf of Tyson Fury, but the vibe I’m getting from everything I’ve seen on social media is he isn’t giving Deontay Wilder another chance or another shot ever after he said what he said. The accusations of him being a cheat. Tampering with his gloves, people putting stuff in his drinks. It was absolutely bizarre. That was actually even more bizarre than 2020 itself.”
Fury defeated Wilder in their rematch to capture the WBC and The Ring gold. Joshua is coming off a ninth-round knockout victory over Kubrat Pulev to retain his titles.