Bob Arum Reveals the Reality of Negotiating Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua With Eddie Hearn

Published 02/16/2021, 1:31 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 11: Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum speaks during a news conference for the heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wallin and Fury will meet in a heavyweight bout on September 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Top Rank’s Bob Arum has given an insight into the negotiations of the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury bout. The American spoke about his British counterpart and criticized his inability to keep things secret. He even provided an update on the fight.

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Bob Arum speaks during the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Arum, who is the promoter of Tyson Fury with Frank Warren, has been very vocal about the negotiations. There have been several updates on the negotiations of this fight. And now, Arum has revealed what it’s like to deal with Eddie Hearn.

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Speaking to TalkSPORT, Arum said, “It’s very, very hard for Eddie to shut up. I told him, let’s get this over the line, let’s get this done, and then we’ll make a joint announcement.” This comment showed Arum’s frustration at Hearn’s constant talk to the media.

This fight between Joshua and Fury will be one of the biggest fights in the sport’s history. Therefore, there was a lot of talk surrounding things like, the location, date, money, and other aspects. Hearn’s constant updates would only add to these rumors. 

He then spoke about how difficult it is to stop the British promoter from talking about the negotiations. He said it is like trying to stop a raging river.

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Bob Arum gives an update on the negotiations

The American promoter gave an update on the potential fight, but unlike Hearn, did not disclose any information. Hearn’s constant disclosure of information as and when it happens clearly seems to have frustrated Arum.

He said, “All I’ll say about what’s happening is that both Matchroom’s side and our side, which includes Queensberry and Robert Davis (the attorney for Tyson). The negotiations have been pleasant, it’s proceeding like every big fight does.”

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Therefore, it appears the recent exchange of contract drafts seems to have gone well, and both camps are satisfied. Thus, we can expect an official announcement after they have resolved the final issues.

However, nothing is for sure until both parties have signed the contract for the fight.

What do you make of these claims from Bob Arum? Do you think Eddie Hearn revealed too much information during the negotiations?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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