The father of the WBC Heavyweight Champion has some words for Eddie Hearn, one of the promoters who’s been trying to match his son up in a British super fight.
John Fury is perhaps best known for two things – straight talking and being his son’s number one supporter. It’s no surprise then that he’s not a big fan of Hearn, as Fury’s side start to blame him for the Anthony Joshua negotiations falling apart.
Hearn, who promotes ‘AJ’, is adamant that their team wants the fight with Tyson Fury and that they will sign when the contract is ready. However, Fury’s US promoter, Bob Arum, came out recently saying Hearn was stalling.
John Fury was asked by JOE for his opinion on the promoter – first answering generally and going onto reference some specific events.
“Not a lot. He’s a spoilt brat and he’s not a good manager at all. Because he’s cost AJ £110 million and got him beat three times. I wouldn’t want him managing me.”
“Eddie Hearn’s done a good job of him [Joshua] up to press – but he’s made a couple of big mistakes late on in his career by turning down 15 million quid stand-aside money and [Fury] would’ve fought Usyk – and then the belts would’ve been back in the UK. All of them.
And, again, we’re here now today offering him almost half of everything across the board and we still can’t get him to sign. So, if Eddie Hearn’s saying don’t sign, I’d reconsider.”
Following Joshua’s first loss to Oleksandr Usyk it was reported that he had been offered money to not activate his rematch clause – allowing Usyk to face Fury to crown an undisputed champion. The deal fell through.
Fast forward to today and there are negotiations for Fury to face Joshua for the former’s WBC belt. Despite looking promising at one stage, things seemed to have slowed to a halt.
With the December 3 date ever nearer, it seems that if the fight isn’t announced early this week, it’s not happening. Should that be the case, it’s safe to assume that the Furys will be naming Hearn as the cause.