Via Barry Holbrook: Eddie Hearn said he is now unsure if a fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte will happen because he feels it’s a “mess” right now for the April 23 fight card.
If all goes well, Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) next month in the main event at Wembley Stadium in London. According to Hearn, Whyte was not treated the way he was used to.
Whether Whyte will choose not to fight remains to be seen. That could have been a big deal if Whyte hadn’t shown up that night, leaving Fury alone inside the ring.
“Like I said before, I’m glad I didn’t participate in the war. I want to promote it, but what is going on behind it?“Eddie Hearn said to Intu Boxing about the Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte on April 23.
“Dillian Whyte is used to being treated in a way more than he is being treated because he is used to working with us. After watching all of Talksport’s content, I think the attorney is accusing Frank Warren of having a poor credit rating and not having any funds deposited.
“He said that Frank sold them all ticket went to a ticketing company and he couldn’t get the ones he wanted to buy. The whole thing is a mess. Like I said, get these guys involved, but it’s going to be tough for a few weeks.
“I really believe Dillian Whyte,” Hearn said when asked who would win the fight. “Tyson Fury is the favorite. He’s the No. 1 heavyweight in the world right now, but Dillian Whyte can win this showdown. I think they’re all over the place, that team.
“I don’t think they even thought the fights were going to happen,” Hearn said.
“I just hope it happens,“Hearn to Fight Stars TV is about Fury vs. Whyte. “I think it will. I’m not saying it because I’m trying to quell suspicion. If you’re hearing that as a fan, you’re probably thinking, ‘I can’t see the fight. This happens’, but I’m sure they’ll work things out.
“Contracts have been signed but I am not involved in contracts. I can’t tell you what was promised and what wasn’t. That’s a lot of money. There’s going to be a lot of anxiety about getting paid,” the Hearn on the Fury fight – Whyte said.