Eddie Hearn has backed Dillian Whyte’s silent treatment towards Tyson Fury during the early build-up to their WBC heavyweight title fight.
Queensberry beat Matchroom to win the purse bids with a whopping offer of over $40 million dollars to stage the bout. Fury, the champion, has continuously used social media to berate his mandatory challenger. Whyte, who isn’t shy of a verbal tear-up, has decided to say nothing for the time being.
Hearn, who has promoted the majority of Whyte’s fights, told Boxing Social: “I love Dillian Whyte’s play in this fight about keeping quiet because it’s just aggravating everybody. I don’t think it’s intentional mind games, but I think it’s working really well. Dillian Whyte, of course he wants this fight, of course he wants to fight for the world title.
“I like the quietness. You don’t have to do anything you’re told to do. And Dillian’s the kind of guy that definitely won’t. Keep them guessing. Maybe he won’t even turn up.”
Hearn, who recently had a meeting with Whyte’s team, gave our man Andi Purewal an update on the latest developments surrounding the fight.
“They’ve got the contract,” said Hearn “When there’s a purse bid there’s a standard contract that we haven’t been sent. We’ve been sent another contract which is not the standard one, but we expected that. The lawyers are going backwards and forwards. Hopefully, they can get an agreement and get that fight announced.”
Click here to watch the rest of Boxing Social’s interview as Hearn discusses Usyk-AJ 2, Benn-Eubank and more.