Interview by Eddie Hearn about Usyk’s 3 fights, Fury – Joshua, PPV figures and a quarrel with Ellerby


The promoter of the former heavyweight champion from Britain Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs), as well as the organizer of the third fight between the absolute champion of the second middleweight (up to 76.2 kg) Mexican Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) and unified champion of the middle division (up to 72.6 kg) from Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) Eddie Hearn gave
interview for the British media.

In a conversation with a reporter, the British functionary told the latest news about the organization of the Fury-Joshua fight, spoke about the PPV figures of Canelo-Golovkin 3, the recent quarrel on Twitter with Mayweather Promotions promoter Leonard Ellerby, and spoke about yesterday’s statement by heavyweight champion from Ukraine Oleksandr Usyk (20-0 , 13 KOs).

Joshua – Fury, what’s the latest news?

We have received a contract. He was not what we expected. But that was a couple of days ago. After that we had positive negotiations. We have reshaped it a bit, which will probably have a positive effect. We still have a long way to go, the broadcaster has pulled out of negotiations. I can’t tell you more than that, except that both teams are doing everything they can to find a way to make the fight a reality in this time frame.

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— Dan Rafael tweeted that Canelo vs. Golovkin 3 generated between 550-575 purchased streams in the US. What is your reaction to this?

I was disappointed with this because you have to understand that there are a lot of people with their own intentions, and what they are doing is they are feeding people the PPV numbers. I’m actually talking about enemies. And they are trying to get publications to publish these numbers. At the time they published them, it was impossible to determine the statistics. And they gave him wrong information. That’s why DAZN denied it, saying that it was actually more than a million. Then he (Rafael) said that only about half of the purchased broadcasts were from America. No, a much higher percentage. Probably closer to 80% of American buyers. Then he started talking about whether it covered the fees. What the f*ck? And what about tickets? For Vegas, this was one of the biggest numbers in recent times. It’s all so wild.

— Steven Espinoza, Leonard Ellerbee, what do you think of their comments?

“You have to understand, here I am against the whole world. They all want me to fuck up – Steven Espinoza, Leonard Ellerbee, Lou Dibella, Oscar De La Hoya. It’s amazing for a middle-aged Brit to come to America and try to dominate the market. When Ellerbee says, “What did he do?” I know I’m a little confident, but we just got Canelo – Golovkin, got over 20 million in tickets, huge PPV numbers. What other fight has done this lately? No! He does not exist. Also a few weeks ago in Saudi Arabia we had a rematch of Joshua vs. Usyk, we also had a Canelo-Bivol fight, we sold MSG to Taylor-Serano, we have Australia, Italy, Spain, we have Katie Taylor on October 29, we are going to Abu- Dabi na Bivol – Ramirez. Who does this? What does Leonard Ellerbee do? So I want to make some noise, but I will say one thing about Ellerbee – I think he began to understand a little. Because these were not his usual aggressive responses. It was like he started to freak out. I just needed to put it in its place.

– Oleksandr Usyk gave an interview and said that he had 3 fights left: Fury, Canelo, which he considers a freak fight, and the last one in Ukraine. What are your thoughts on this?

– Great fighter. I wish him all the best.

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