Eddie Hearn Doubts Whether Lack of Ticket Sales Disrupted Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3

Published 07/10/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 02: WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury face-off during the New York Press Conference at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on October 2, 2018 in New York City. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to fight on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


The sudden disruption of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 has irked several fans. The WBC title fight, which had replaced an undisputed clash, is no longer happening on July 24. Instead, it may take place on October 9. However, Eddie Hearn highly doubts the fact behind the immediate postponement, which came just a few weeks before the original date.

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The Matchroom Promoter connected with IFL TV and commented on the Fury vs Wilder 3 scenario. That said, he also ridiculed Top Rank kingpin Bob Arum for failing to stick to the official fight date.

“I told you the fight wouldn’t happen. Whether it’s covid-related, whether the fact that they haven’t sold any tickets. Whether it’s the worry that the pay-per-view is gonna flop,” said Eddie Hearn.

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He added, “Whether it’s Fury’s camp. I have got no idea and I am sure someone’s got covid. It’s not an unusual occurrence.”

Hearn wanted to book an undisputed title fight between WBC champion Tyson Fury and WBO, WBA, IBF champion Anthony Joshua in August. Simultaneously, Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum was also ready. However, Deontay Wilder’s sudden intervention disrupted things. Hence, Hearn went ahead and secured the Usyk fight for Anthony Joshua.

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Thus, Joshua vs Usk is happening on September 25, per Box Rec. Meanwhile, Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 is unofficially scheduled for October. While this delay might vex a few fans, it can actually benefit both the boxers.

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Following an enormous loss to Fury in 2020, Wilder claims that he is ready. However, a minor medical setback on Fury’s side can actually benefit Wilder in the fight. A primed Fury dealt tremendous damage to ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in 2020, but the covid-19 setback may have thrown a wrench into his plans.

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Wilder can use this delay to hone his skills. The Alabama native, who already looks well-tuned with new trainer Malik Scott, has vowed to come with sheer violence. A delayed bout will help ‘The Bronze Bomber’ get even scarier. This is because he has claimed he will not ease off in his training.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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