Deontay Wilder to Eddie Hearn: No top US fighter will sign for you on DAZN, you’re a disease to the sport!
Eddie Hearn’s three-word response to Deontay Wilder on social media was met with a hefty barrage response of insults by the WBC heavyweight champion.
Hearn’s new platform in the US – streaming app DAZN, took a hammering from Wilder, whilst the American predicted the Matchroom boss would find it hard to attract any decent boxers stateside due to his current reputation.
Wilder gave Hearn both barrels in his latest reply, straining relationships further over a potential future fight with Anthony Joshua.
In a social media post yesterday, Wilder distanced himself from working with Hearn, by saying: “Dear Boxing Fans, Well, I tried… I tried to give you guys the biggest fight of your lives, The most exciting fight in world history.
“The first undisputed, undefeated unified heavyweight champion Of the world since (Lennox) Lewis.
“They tried too you know…They asked for jungle deep numbers just to get out of the fight not knowing we were hustlers, so we served’em (The Money’s in da bag)
“Just like a game of spades… What he (Eddie Hearn/Anthony Joshua) do? Just told a bold face lie, he’s not a stand up guy.
“Instead, he wanted to fight in his country, I respect that. They offered me a ‘flat-fee’ (crack head money). Something that’s equivalent to a pack of peanuts, a loaf bread and a jar of honey!
“Look, I represent the dirty south and I am a product of my environment. Bama (Alabama) is where I made it out. This is survival food, so I’m used to it.
“So I said, give me the gun I’ll do it. I just basically took the lowest offer in boxing history for a unified title bout (brain dead).
“My team and I bent over backward accepting everything they threw at us just to find out this boy is terrified of me, p****.
“Three months of tea parties by grown men and they didn’t even have the British hospitality to offer biscuits with the tea! – Damn.
“I said all that past s*** to tell the story and to apologize, I’m sorry guys they played us all.
“F*** ’em! We move forward and the future is still bright 51-0 baby let’s go!”
Three words were all Hearn needed to strike back as the Londoner told Wilder to simply ‘sign the contract’ on offer for an April 13 date at Wembley next year.
It seems Wilder has firmly had enough of Hearn after being strung along for the best part of three months, even predicting Hearn’s latest attempt to crack the US market would fail.
“I’m good, you can ‘kumbaya it’,” replied Wilder to Hearn’s offer.
“Go help those in need. You got that new boxing app ‘deznuts’ (DAZN) right? Man, use it on that.
“You’ll need it to pay back all the money they loaned you. No top US fighter is signing that s**** trash.
“Besides, why would anyone sign with you? You’re purposely avoided.
“(We offered) $50m up front with a 50-50 split (rematch) deal for your biggest client.
“You’re a disease to the sport,” he added.
Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza also had something to say to Hearn’s comment. He said: “Nobody signs the first draft of a contract…especially on a big fight.
“Surely you know that…or is it your first international PPV? Oh sorry…it is your first. You’ll learn. Eventually,” quipped Espinoza.