24
Apr
2019

Eddie Hearn denies David Haye confirmation of Joshua v Klitschko

Phil Jay 12/10/2016

📸 Lawrence Lustig

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has been repeating swatting tweets from followers thanks to David Haye’s announcement of a done deal between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.

Haye, 35, made the bold statement on Tuesday, comparing the fight to Muhammadi Ali v Trevor Berbick in the process, which wouldn’t have gone down well with Hearn who is busy trying to secure a deal for December 10 in Manchester.

Hearn is now being constantly asked when the fight will be made official, although the promoter himself is adamant Joshua v Klitschko still has a way to go until the encounter crosses the finish line.

Joshua v Klitschko could move a step closer once a ruling is made on Tyson Fury’s boxing license by the British Boxing Board of Control who are due to discuss the matter at their monthly meeting on Wednesday. Should Fury have his license to box revoked, the WBA, WBO and IBO would have no choice but to strip the 28 year-old of his belts as a defence would be impossible without the Board’s approval.

According to several reports, a compromise is being sought as Fury hopes to return in 2017 and fight immediately for the titles. That won’t happen should the WBA and WBO go separate routes, leaving all sides with a bit of a headache to overcome.

Once everything is in place and Hearn has completed his dealings with KMG, what some already believe is a mere formality will then, and only then, become a reality.

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