Yesterday, we reported that John Fury, father of WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson, had some choice words for Eddie Hearn – saying the promoter’s decision making had cost Anthony Joshua over £100 million.
Boxing Social’s Charlie Parsons put the comments to Hearn, who was baffled – but said he would take even half of the figure for the Fury and ‘AJ’ fight to be signed there and then. Now, John Fury has come up with a breakdown of the money to back up his statement. He took to Instagram with the numbers as he sees it.
“This is a video to Eddie Hearn. Mr Brains of Britain. Let me explain it to you, my friend, how you cost your man over 100 million. 15 million step-aside money. Free money. Then Tyson would’ve gone and done what AJ couldn’t do. He’s gone and beat Usyk and brought all the belts back to the UK.
In the meantime, AJ could’ve had a couple of easy victories – another 30 mil – and then he could’ve challenged Tyson for the belt. Well, who knows what numbers what would’ve done.
So, yeah, you don’t need to be the brains of Britain to see how you cost him money and put him into a position where he was on a hiding to nothing, Mr Brains of Britain.”
Tyson Fury’s father John Fury with a message to Eddie Hearn about Anthony Joshua today…
[🎥 John Fury] pic.twitter.com/gUvCDbhr6K
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 3, 2022
Now that both sides are engaged in relatively negative back and forths, we can assume that the December 3 heavyweight scrap that would’ve seen Joshua challenge for Fury’s belt is off the table.
If that’s the case, we move from a negotiation stage into a blame game – with each side likely being keen to point out the other’s failings in the once-promising talks. None of that will be helpful to the boxing fans, though, who would simply like to see the two fighters in the ring.