Eddie Hearn Reveals Anthony Joshua’s Reaction Following Bob Arum’s Recent Comments

Published 05/01/2021, 4:54 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 30: Anthony Joshua of England poses with Promoter Eddie Hearn following his WBC International Heavyweight bout against Kevin Johnson of The USA at The O2 Arena on May 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)


The only fight the hardcore boxing fans await now is a mighty heavyweight collision between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. Over the past few months, this fight has made some serious progress in terms of formal contracts. Moreover, the bout between the two is official and the British pair will somehow collide with each other this year.

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However, a few days back, Fury’s US promoter, Bob Arum, shook everyone when he said that this fight was under ‘dead water’.

Despite that, Eddie Hearn and his fighter are optimistic about this fight taking place. Recently, in a conversation with Behind The Gloves, Hearn revealed Joshua’s response to Arum‘s aforementioned comments.

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According to Hearn, Joshua said, “‘You know what, f*** them!’ And he went on a five-minute rant of where he picked me up like as a friend. You know what I’m just gonna give him a little injection. Yeah, and that would be the same of a fighter. Sometimes they fight again tired or getting down hard and you’re going to camp.”

The Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight carries immense hype and responsibilities as it will see all the heavyweight belts up for grabs with the winner becoming the undisputed face of the division. More than the fans and the promoters, the fighters are ecstatic to see this fight materialize with an official date and venue.

Will the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight really happen?

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There have been countless heavyweight encounters that have stirred the entire fighting world until now. But Anthony Joshua’s clash against the undefeated Tyson Fury holds a different significance altogether. It has the potential to walk down as one of the best heavyweight encounters of all time.

That said, this fight will unquestionably happen irrespective of the time it might take. The world has its eyes on this clash, and the winner will etch his name in the history books for many more years to come.

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What do you draw off Joshua and Hearn’s conversation? Do you envision this fight happening in 2021? Let us know in the comments.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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