Eddie Hearn has doubled down on his opinion regarding a potential fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk – saying AGAIN that he doesn’t think Fury wants anything to do with the Ukranian
Speaking to DAZN, Hearn admitted he knew the opinion would not be a widely held one. Hearn also conceded that Fury’s comments that Usyk wouldn’t be ready for a December showdown were correct.
“I know it won’t be a popular opinion, but I don’t believe he [Fury] wants to fight Usyk.
He didn’t want to fight him before.
But, to support Tyson, Usyk wasn’t ready for December.”
UK fans had been growing cautiously optimistic that a meeting between Fury and Anthony Joshua would be arranged for December 17th. However, despite initial positive rumblings from both camps, negotiations for the biggest fight
In British boxing history are once again dead in the water.
Fury has stated the opponent for his December 3rd date will be announced imminently, with two-time foe Dereck Chisora said to be the front runner.
‘The Gypsy King’ defeated Chisora in relatively comfortable fashion when the two met in 2013 and 2015, and fans will be hoping the trilogy fight is to merely serve as a tune-up for Fury ahead of an undisputed date with Usyk in the first half of 2023.
Although a December fight is off the cards for Usyk, talks between the two camps are said to be progressing well and the first undisputed heavyweight championship title fight since Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield in 1999 could be on the cards.