Via Robert Segal: Eddie Hearn says he doesn’t think a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will happen on December 3. Hearn feels that he is wasting his time because Fury kept setting deadlines and talking about wanting to fight Manuel Charr instead of Joshua.
Sooner or later, Fury will trigger a fight with Charr and leave the fight with Joshua on December 3. When that happens, Hearn will be there and say, ‘I told you so.’
It’s anyone’s guess what brings Fury up against 37-year-old Charr, but it’s possible he wants a spot before fighting Oleksandr Usyk in February or March. Joshua won’t be a gimme. It’s going to be a tough fight for Fury, and he could lose that fight.
Hearn felt that if Fury wanted to fight someone other than Joshua, he should fight Joe Joyce because it was a great fight and it was an easy fight to do since they both have the same promoter. .
“Everyone is working hard to make the fight, but I don’t believe a word Tyson Fury says, and I doubt the fight will happen in December,” Eddie Hearn said. Dubai Eye 103.8 Sport.
“As we sit here now, I would say no,” Hearn said when asked if the fight between Fury and Joshua would happen on December 3. “I just opened Instagram and saw that he just called Manuel Charr’s name again. This is a guy who is not even appreciated.
“It was a chronic mismatch. If you can’t fight AJ, fight Joe Joyce. It was a great fight; he is ready to go. It’s the same promotional company.
“We just felt like we are wasting our time. We spent ten days with four or five people trying to make this fight.
“When he came out and abused Anthony Joshua and said, ‘You missed your chance, man. Off you go to scraps. ‘ You almost feel like why are you giving him the chance to fight him?
“The reason is because AJ wants to be world champion again and wants to fight Tyson Fury. I have to say it’s annoying when you read the comments. You’re getting a rough ending from Tyson Fury’s antics.
“I saw a huge sea of changes from the fans. Going against the fans becomes tedious. I almost don’t want to talk about it anymore. We kept complete radio silence throughout these negotiations because we wanted to make the fight.
“As soon as you start to upset people, it becomes harder to make a deal. I see fans fighting saying, ‘Look, you can’t go from Usyk and AJ to fight Manuel Charr.’ I think if he did, there would be a backlash against Tyson Fury, to be honest.
“He is a great character and fighter, and I wish him all the best. Our priority is Anthony Joshua and we want to make sure things are done the right way with him. He accepted the fight, and we are ready for that to happen.
“But we will not beg for unrealistic timeframes and requests when they are not even ordered by his team. It was just through Tyson Fury on Instagram,” Hearn said.