Tyson Fury may say he’ll fight Anthony Joshua for free – but Eddie Hearn believes that’s pointless.
The head of Matchroom Boxing is at the top of the aforementioned camp AJ before the rematch with Oleksandr Usyk next month in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The pair met on August 20, with revenge the only thing on Joshua’s mind as he sought to reclaim the WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles he defeated the Ukrainian. last September at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
But Hearn, whose mission is to plan ahead, believes that the WBC champion Fury is excited that he will fight Joshua for free at Wembley Stadium in the capital, believe it’s nothing short of a publicity stunt.
In an interview with DAZN Boxing ShowHearn says:
“He’s a genius, Tyson Fury, because nobody ever questions what he says.”
Only recently was Fury, who knocked out Dillian Whyte at the national stadium back in April to defend his world title, he said it would take $500 million to help him retire.
Fury, both before and after his Whyte win, says he won’t be rematching again and says just half a billion dollars is enough to get him back in the ring, potentially with another champion in the Usyk division.
“On the one hand, he says you have to pay him $500 million to retire, and in the next sentence he says he’s going to play AJ for free on non-PPV.
“It is absolutely wonderful. The only way for Tyson Fury to rematch is to make a bunch of money, and Tyson Fury will go to Timbuktu or Mars for a bucket of money. “
Fury, although reportedly retired from boxing and currently on a UK tour, will follow the eagle eye next month when his two main rivals rematch once again.
The WBC, where Fury is the belt holder, has yet to make a decision on the future of their title.