Tyson Fury Accuses Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua of Intentionally Delaying the Undisputed Title Fight

Published 06/12/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 21: Tyson Fury yells at Deontay Wilder as the two were kept apart from facing off during todays weigh-in at MGM Grand Hotel Friday February 21, 2020. Tyson Fury will be fighting Deontay Wilder for the second time Saturday for the world heavyweight championship Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)


The drama in the heavyweight division intensified when Deontay Wilder won his arbitration case against Tyson Fury. As a result, Fury had to abandon his undisputed title bout against Anthony Joshua and face ‘The Bronze Bomber.’

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However, this announcement brought heaps of criticism on Tyson Fury and his team. ‘AJ’ and his team accused Fury and his team of being the cause of the collapse of the fight. And now, Fury has retaliated against those comments and given his side of the story.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua speaks with Eddie Hearn during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The 30-0-1 boxer spoke to the DailyMail and said, “It seemed that every Saturday for months he announced the fight would be finalized the next week. That was pretty stupid. It’s all about ego. Power trips. Then it’s egg on the face. That’s what happens when you talk too much.”

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Thus, this comment showed that ‘The Gypsy King’ feels Hearn and ‘AJ’ should not have given away so much before they signed anything. He then accused them of purposely delaying the bout. “Even when I gave a deadline, they kept dragging it back. Joshua had his winter fight. Despite that, I still agreed to August 14, even though that would have been me out of the ring for 19 months. They were up to their magic trickery again,” said Fury.

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Tyson Fury reveals how he is getting on after the collapse of the fight

The comments from the WBC champion showed that he is not happy with Hearn and Joshua not getting any of the blame. Moreover, his comments showed Fury feels the pair brought this on themselves by delaying the fight. However, he also spoke about how he is getting on with all this.

“How did that work out, gentlemen? I’m fine. I’m back on the Vegas Strip, in the first heavyweight trilogy fight since Holyfield-Bowe and Ali-Frazier before that. They knew all along that the legal arbitration was in process and now they’re left with Joshua stuck between a rock and a hard place.”

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Francesco Pianeta following their heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Thus, the comments from Tyson Fury showed he is unbothered by all the criticism towards him and his team. He insists they should get some of the blame since they knew about the arbitration case all along. However, these statements will not change the fact that ultimately, Fury and his team could live up to their agreement.

What do you make of these accusations from Tyson Fury? Do you think he has a point?

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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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