Fury-Joshua fight killed Hearn – Bob Arum


The legendary American promoter Bob Arum insists that only his colleague Eddie Hearn, who allegedly deliberately sabotaged the negotiation process, should be blamed for the disruption of the fight between British heavyweights Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) , not wanting to risk his main star, who has already suffered two defeats in a row.

Recall that the parties of the boxers tried to agree on a fight on December 3, but it did not work out.

“Hearn wanted to kill this fight, because even if earlier this week he offered to sit in one room and agree on everything, everything could be arranged in a few hours,” Arum is sure. – It’s a pity, because I really believed that both fighters wanted to fight … I have been in this business for almost 60 years and I can tell when someone does not want something to happen and deliberately slows down the negotiation process. Here, after the issues with the broadcasters and the percentage division of the prize pool were resolved, there were no real problems. It was enough to meet and solve everything in three hours. But Hearn refused to do so. And I think this is a terrible act of him, because I know that the Warrens were ready to meet with him to agree on everything.

“I knew Eddie would find a way to sabotage the fight,” Arum continued. — Isn’t that funny? (quoting Hearn) “Bob said the fight wasn’t happening, so it’s not my fault.” What are you talking about? Meet Frank Warren and his son George, work on a couple of trivial issues, and get the fight going. But Eddie Hearn has no one left but Joshua, and he clings to him as his only potential star.”

Previously, John Fury threw hard on Eddie Hearn. He countered with dignity.

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