As World Boxing News confirmed on Tuesday, Eddie Hearn’s persistent talk of a possible Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua clash is absolute nonsense.
Sky Sports, Hearn’s TV company, chased up Fury’s promotional outfit at Top Rank to gauge whether the fight was possible.
WBN already knew it wasn’t and explained why HERE. That didn’t stop Matchroom boss Hearn from continually spouting on the chances of Fury negating a signed contract.
‘The Gypsy King’ has already put pen to paper on a trilogy with Deontay Wilder, which will happen next. At the same time, Joshua has done a similar with IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev.
Hearn wants both to ditch those encounters and sign for a UK super-fight, branded fake news in the pandemic climate.
Fury vs. Joshua can’t happen
What we already know to be the case has now been confirmed by Hearn’s own people.
“I have not personally had any conversations about that. It is not on my radar,” Top Rank second in-command Todd DuBoef told Sky Sports on Fury vs Joshua.
“I am working with Wilder’s representatives on coming up with new potential dates for the Fury fight in late summer or early-fall. We are speaking about possible venues too.
“That fight breaking up due to (Hearn’s talk of a Fury vs Joshua) fight? I have not been privy to any conversations about that.
“I have not heard that they are willing to step aside. Nobody has communicated that. We are contractually obligated to Wilder at this point. Pulev and Joshua are contracted.
“There is too much uncertainty, with everything, to speculate on (Fury vs Joshua) happening.
“In a perfect world without this virus, then I could possibly see a path, but right now, I don’t see it.
That simple fact DuBoef stated that contracts are already in place inflicts further damage on what Hearn is attempting to do.
Two bouts have rock-solid agreements on the table, which Hearn has amazingly decided means nothing.
The whole sport will lose credibility if boxers don’t have those signed agreements. Surely Hearn wouldn’t like it if his contracts amounted to zero – in his world.
It’s a pure and unavoidable fact that Fury vs Wilder III is on. Anyone who says anything else to the contrary is merely speculating themselves.
WBN holds solid ties to Bob Arum and Shelly Finkel, the leading men in the biggest fight in world heavyweight boxing.
Therefore, if anything changes, we will let you know immediately.