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'F**k off': Eddie Hearn blasts 'greedy' Tyson Fury for wanting 'too much money'

Jayden Collins

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'F**k off': Eddie Hearn blasts 'greedy' Tyson Fury for wanting 'too much money'

Eddie Hearn has let loose on Tyson Fury calling him ‘greedy’ when it comes to a blockbuster fight.

It seems like forever, that everyone has been clamouring over the prospect of the Gypsy King taking on Anthony Joshua.

There have been multiple attempts to make the fight happen but every time the contract has gotten close, the deal has fallen through.

It’s led to each side throwing bombs and blaming each other in the process.


Often, Fury comes out and sets some random deadline, otherwise the deal is off, before going back and saying that he's willing to go up against AJ for free.


And now, Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, has said that no further talks would be held with Oleksandr Usyk's team over a potential bout to be the undisputed heavyweight champion.

However, Hearn, who represents Joshua, says he’s gotten sick of Fury’s games and that the boxer has been taking fans for a ride.


Meanwhile, Joshua has never dodged a fight.

Speaking to IFL TV, the promoter said: “I’ll tell you this, Anthony Joshua fought Oleksandr Usyk back to back – no f**king problems, no questions, no long negotations - 'That’s my mandatory? I’ll fight him'.

“Everyone said, ‘Swerve Oleksandr Usyk. He’s a tough, tough fight; you don’t want to fight him'.

"AJ said: ‘No, I want to be undisputed. Give me Usyk'. Done. The rematch comes in. ‘Oh, you don’t want to fight Usyk, you need a warm-up fight'. [AJ said:] ‘Give me Usyk'."


He went on to claim that Fury wasn’t ‘the draw’ that he thinks he is.

He went on: "When are you guys out there going to start understanding? [Fury says] 'It's not about the money, I'll fight him for free, as long as the tickets are free for the general public'. F*** off.

"You want money, you want too much money. You're not the draw you think you are, that fight is not as big as you think it is.

"[It's] greed. If you're about legacy, if you want to be undisputed, then you take the fight. Oh, so you're going to get £50million or £60m instead of the £80m or £100m, £125m that you asked for.


"F*** me. You've all been played for all these years.

"If you really want the fight, you have to make concessions. Fury's got a point, he's a bigger draw, but I'll tell you something now, when Tyson Fury drew with Deontay Wilder [in 2018], we offered him 40-60 to fight Anthony Joshua as a voluntary challenger.

"He came back and said: 'I'll only fight AJ on 50-50'. At the time, AJ was a much bigger draw.


"Tyson Fury is worth more than 50-50 in this fight, but if you want to be the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis, then you take 50-50 and you get the fight done."

Featured Image Credit: IFL TV. Px Images / Alamy

Topics: Eddie Hearn, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk

Jayden Collins
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