Eddie Hearn claims Tyson Fury and his team made “ absolutely ZERO attempt ” to revive the mega-fight against Anthony Joshua after they were forced to fight Deontay Wilder … as the promoter overcomes the Gypsy King’s hunger. to face his British rival
- Promoter Eddie Hearn has turned the screw on Tyson Fury and his team
- He attacked them for making a “zero attempt” for the Joshua fight to take place
- Fury has been forced to fight Deontay Wilder this summer following a court ruling
- But Hearn hit the heavyweight because he hadn’t shown an appetite for facing Joshua
Eddie Hearn has sued Tyson Fury and his promotion team after the collapse of his fight against Anthony Joshua – claiming they made ‘zero attempt’ to bring it back to life with the Gypsy King now being forced to take on Deontay Wilder .
The promoter had spent months trying to negotiate the long-awaited undisputed showdown between the British rivals, but finally agreed a deal to host the fight in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
Both fighters had signed up, and the official announcement of the event was imminent, before a bombshell fell that Fury would face Wilder in a trilogy fight following a judge’s verdict.
Eddie Hearn has put the shoe in Team Fury after the collapse of his fight against Anthony Joshua
Hearn believes the team has made ‘zero effort’ to revive the fight with Fury, now he is forced to face Deontay Wilder (L) this summer
Hearn was hopeful that Team Fury would be able to put money aside for Wilder to make sure the fight would still go ahead – but Bob Arum insisted that wouldn’t happen, with Fury quickly signing to Wilder on 24 July.
The move infuriated Hearn, with the promoter knocking them out for moving on so quickly before finding a solution to get the Joshua fight back on track.
The answer to your question is, Team Fury made absolutely no effort to save the Anthony Joshua fight. No attempt, ”he said iFL TV.
‘I don’t believe there was even a conversation, I don’t believe there was an offer, I don’t believe anything.
The promoter believes that Fury’s promoters, including Frank Warren (L), were too quick to proceed with the Wilder fight.
Joshua has expressed anger at Fury after the collapse of their fight, calling him ‘a fraudster’
This is another reason why the whole thing stinks. Bob Arum [Fury’s promoter] is aware of the work that has been done to address this battle.
And to just call up and say, “I can’t believe it, it’s ridiculous … and we’re just going to get on with the Wilder fight, so cheers mate, thanks for everything and we’ll catch up soon”.
‘If this was me in that case I would have done absolutely anything to save this fight, they haven’t tried one thing.’
Joshua expressed anger at Fury after the news that the fight was no longer going to take place, calling him ‘a fraudster’ for having ‘let boxing down’.
‘@TysonF_Fury the world sees you now for the fraud that you are. You dropped boxing! You lied to the fans and guided them on. I used my name for influence, not a fight.
“Bring me a championship fighter who can handle his business properly.”
Hearn – who had consistently promised the fight would certainly continue this summer – reserved special criticism for Fury himself, questioning his hunger for ‘the greatest fight of all time’ and asking why he hadn’t shown more disappointment it was deleted.
He also claimed that Team Fury seemed ‘happy’ to continue with the Wilder fight and was baffled that they hadn’t tried to look into offering the US incremental money.
He also hit out to Bob Arum (left) – Fury’s promoter at Top Rank – for failing to save the fight
He wondered why Fury didn’t seem more disappointed that he wasn’t ready to face Joshua
“That’s on Tyson Fury too, because he hasn’t tried one thing either,” he added. ‘I can’t help it because like I said leading up to this fight, the one thing I can’t control is their team.
‘But where’s your b ******* Tyson Fury? If you really wanted to have this AJ fight, you haven’t said anything negative about this situation.
‘You haven’t said how disappointed you are, you haven’t looked at your promoters – who clearly could have ended this contract a long time ago – and left,’ What have you done? You didn’t just cost me fifty or sixty million. dollars, you cost me the greatest fight of all time, the undisputed fight for dropping the ball. And if you didn’t drop the ball, why don’t you fight this and try to come up with a plan B. “
‘I haven’t seen anything from Tyson Fury where he says,’ I’m devastated, I can’t believe this, we had a deal, I was happy, guys, I’m sorry ‘.