By: Sean Cross
Eddie Hearn, who was initially skeptical of Tyson Fury’s offer to fight Anthony Joshua later this year, has now made it clear that a Fury-Joshua fight is not happening, as he said. “In our minds, Tyson Fury is not fighting Anthony Joshua.” Sky Sports He mentions Hearn (who is the promoter of Joshua). “We are very happy to continue these discussions, but what we have been told is that the deadline has passed.” The deadline was set by Fury, who said he would wait until the end of last week to finally get a positive response from Joshua’s camp. That time has obviously come and gone.
And now, of course, there is finger-pointing. Rage promoter Bob Arum accused Hearn of not wanting the fight to slow down. “And why doesn’t he want the fight to happen?” Arum asked talkSPORTBecause Joshua has lost three of his five fights and thinks he will lose again if he fights Tyson Fury. Hearn, of course, sees things differently. “They finally gave us terms and a date that they thought we wouldn’t accept,” he said. SkySports. “We’ve accepted that. We’re ready to go.”
With that being said, Hearn has indicated that he is still willing to negotiate a fight contract between the two elite powers – just not for the expected date of December 3rd. “It’s still there,” he said of the potential conflict. “It is still open for discussion. But we’re not going to play a game with a warrior who comes out telling AJ that he’s gone, then it’s a dossier, he needs to be signed, etc. If someone else drops you, we’re going to fight and we’re going to do it. Our thing and we will see what happens.
In truth, December was not a good time for Joshua to have another big fight. The man lost his second fight in a row to Oleksandr Usyk late last summer. What’s more, Joshua seemed to be deeply troubled by his defeat after the match. To go straight into the ring – in no less than a rage – after such a physically and mentally exhausting battle is definitely not good. Still, Joshua and Fury have made it clear they want the December match to take place. And there’s really no reason to believe them. After all, they are supportive. But now it seems everyone has to find an opponent elsewhere.