‘Let’s just forget about that!’: Eddie Hearn says he has NOT held talks over rescheduling mega-bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as he insists fighters must focus on their ‘dangerous’ upcoming opponents
- Eddie Hearn has not held talks over rescheduling Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury
- Joshua and Fury’s undisputed heavyweight title fight collapsed last month
- The promoter says both boxers need to focus on their upcoming fights
- Fury will face Deontay Wilder while Joshua is set to take on Oleksandr Usyk
Joshua is set defend his world titles against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk and Hearn insisted negotiations with Fury cannot resume until they both win their respective fights.
Eddie Hearnn says he has not held talks overing rescheduling Anthony Joshua’s undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury
Joshua (left) and Fury (right) were set to put all of their titles on the line in Saudi Arabia on August 14 before an arbitration ruling said the Gypsy King had to face Deontay Wilder
‘Do you know what, I think right now, let’s just forget about that fight,’ Hearn told Sky Sports.
‘The only good thing to come out of this is that we have two good heavyweight fights. These aren’t marking time fights for Fury and AJ. These are two competitive, dangerous fights.
‘This summer, you’ve got Fury-Wilder and hopefully AJ-Usyk as well. Two good heavyweight fights.
‘Once those two nights are complete, let’s go back to where we kicked off before, because right now, there’s no conversations from the other side to us saying, “Let’s just get it in the diary for December or January.” I don’t really want to get into that conversation. I want AJ to focus on Oleksandr Usyk.’
Hearn says he wants Joshua to focus on defending his titles against Oleksandr Usyk
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum had claimed that Hearn’s greed prevented the proposed super fight from materialsing.
But Hearn hit back at those claims, telling iFL TV: ‘This is a guy, he is unquestionably the greediest man I have ever met in my life, Bob Arum.
‘But it’s all very strange, just to put it into perspective; we asked for a deal from Saudi, with the approval of all the parties of what they wanted.
‘Are you happy to accept this number? ‘Yes, go and ask them for that Eddie’. I went and asked them for that, they said yes.’
‘There was no going back for more money or give them TV, it was all agreed between the parties. He is talking absolute s***.’