Hearn explains reason for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury not happening

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Tyson Fury reveals what he’s offered Anthony Joshua

Eddie Hearn has explained why Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury did not go ahead after the promoter was heckled by a boxing fan. Joshua and Fury were billed to fight next month after Joshua accepted the offer from the Gypsy King, in what was titled the ‘Battle of Britain’.

Despite this, a saga was to follow after Fury accused his fellow Englishman of failing to sign the contract after offering AJ and his team a deadline. When the deadline was missed Fury took to social media to announce to the world that the fight was in fact off.

Just days later though, the Gypsy King then returned to his Instagram account to reveal he had given Joshua more time to finalise the details in order to get the fight done after being convinced by his promoter Frank Warren. Once again though, talks did not materialise and the bout was officially called off last month.

There has been plenty of dispute as to why the Battle of Britain never went ahead, with both sides blaming each other for the breakdown. Over four weeks on, Joshua’s promoter Hearn has now addressed the situation, after a heckling fan accused him of ‘pulling’ his fighter out at a public event.

JUST IN: Oleksandr Usyk delivers ‘ideal date’ for Tyson Fury fight to avoid potential roadblock

Speaking at a live Q&A, Hearn responded: “I knew we were going to get blamed, but basically what happened is Anthony Joshua lost to Oleksandr Usyk, we all saw that mentally that was a tough defeat for him. Tyson Fury does what Tyson Fury does, stuck the bait out there for AJ, called him out and AJ told me ‘I want the fight’.

“Should he have accepted the fight? Maybe not at that moment. But ultimately he is the boss, and he wanted to fight Tyson Fury. We started negotiations – it actually went quite well – and then as things are going well Tyson Fury pops up on Instagram and says we have to sign the contract by the end of the day.

Paul trainer snubs Fury fight and makes telling Silva comparison
Joshua reacts to Fury outburst during infamous True Geordie interview
Joshua warned against taking Wilder fight and given alternative plan

“I think people over the last couple of weeks have seen maybe a different side to him, but he is still a very clever Tyson Fury.” Despite questioning the legitimacy of Fury’s actions during negotiations, Hearn labelled the Gypsy King a ‘tremendous fighter’ and believes the fight with Joshua ‘has to happen’. 

He went on: “Tyson Fury, although he is a little bit up and down and I don’t believe everything he says, he is a tremendous fighter. For me the Anthony Joshua fight, is a fight that has to happen, it does.”

Source: Read Full Article