Eddie Hearn has responded to John Fury’s latest comments, where he was called a ‘spoilt brat’ and placed at fault for the collapse of the Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight.
Speaking to Boxing Social, it seemed like news to Hearn that John Fury, father of Tyson, had claimed ‘AJ’ has missed out on £110 million because of the Matchroom boss. Clearly shocked by the accusation, Hearn implied that the offer for the fight was nowhere near that amount of money,
You said we’ve [Hearn and Anthony Joshua] missed out on a £110 million payday. Give us half of that, as a guarantee and we will take the fight.”
You cant watch Hearn’s full reaction below:
With the chances of the Fury fight now at an all-time-low, Hearn has been looking at alternatives and plans for Joshua to box at Wembley Arena on December 17th, as the O2 Arena is already booked for that date.
There will undoubtedly be plenty of suitors for the fight, with ‘AJ’ looking more vulnerable than ever, following back-to-back defeats. However, Hearn was sensibly reluctant to mention any names, but imply it would be a far better opponent that Manuel Charr, who is rumoured to fight Tyson Fury on December 3rd.
“We will go to the biggest venue available on the 17th [December] “
“I don’t want to even mention one [potential opponents] because it’s going to price them out. But it’ll be a proper fight, it won’t be Manuel Charr.”
A rematch between Joshua and Dillian Whyte looks to be out of question, with the latter being expected to fight in November, whilst Derek Chisora is reportedly in talks with Fury, as an alternative to Charr.
Therefore, we can expect the likes of Zhiliei Zhang, Chris Arreola and other similar level names to be linked to the fight.