Eddie Hearn Loses Confidence in Tyson Fury and His Team: ‘I Can’t Trust Them’

Published 05/25/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter speaks to the media during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)


The Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua saga stirred up a huge controversy in the heavyweight division. After announcing the undisputed title bout, Tyson Fury and his team had to change plans to face Deontay Wilder. And Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has now expressed his frustration with the same.

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The two heavyweights were all set to clash on August 14th in Saudi Arabia; however, Fury’s old-foe, Deontay Wilder, won his arbitration case against the ‘The Gypsy King,’ and thus, the two will now meet on July 24th. Unsurprisingly, this did not go down well with the Englishman.

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The promoter spoke to iFL TV on YouTube and did not mince his words while blaming Fury and his team for the collapse. He then admitted he could no longer trust them.

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I saw Fury on ESPN, again happy as Larry that he’d got the Deontay Wilder fight, ‘Yea, I’m gonna do this, then I’m gonna fight ‘AJ’ in December. Yea, all done.’

“I have no idea. I can’t trust them to say, you know… again, maybe there’s a little bit of naivety from me to think we’re dealing with the same kind of people. Because we’re not.

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The anger from Hearn is understandable given he was the one who did all the work for the bout. Fury and his team always showed their pessimism about the event and constantly criticized Hearn’s efforts. And the Englishman has now claimed he couldn’t promise that the fight will eventually happen.

Hearn said, “At this point, I don’t even fancy telling you, ‘Yea, no problem mate. We’re going to do a fight in the Summer and then we’re going to fight in December.’ Who knows… who knows what they’re going to do?”

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn is interviewed ringside during the Clash on Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Thus, this comment from the promoter shows they are back to square one with the potential Joshua vs Fury fight. Even if both heavyweights win their next bouts, it is unlikely they will meet in December.

What do you make of these comments from Eddie Hearn? Do you think he’s right in accusing Tyson Fury and his team for the collapse of the fight?

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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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