Eddie Hearn Responds To Tyson Fury Glove Tampering Conspiracy
Matchroom Boxing's Eddie Hearn has rubbished the conspiracy theory that Tyson Fury tampered with his gloves in his masterclass against Deontay Wilder a week ago.
Last Saturday Fury totally dominated Wilder from first bell to last, cut the American's lip in the first round and busted open his ear later on, leading to the Bronze Bomber needing seven stitches in his ear after the fight.
One Wilder fan has come up with a theory about Fury's gloves being tampered with, making it easier for him to cut his opponent, but Hearn, who promotes Fury's rival Anthony Joshua, has rubbished the conspiracy.
"'I think he used an illegal glove... not!" Hearn said to Boxing Social whilst laughing off the idea.
"Dunno really, bit weird. But if you've got your hand halfway in a glove, what benefit is that actually going to give you? You're not going to punch them with the front bit."
The interviewer explained the theory revolved around there being less padding lower down the glove but Hearn answered, "But only if you hit someone there, he's actually wafting the glove. I have no idea.
"It's up there with the suit, the heavy suit [referring to Wilder's excuse for the loss]. I think you should ask Tyson Fury.
The new WBC heavyweight champion's corner have already hit back against the claims with cutman Stitch Duran rubbishing them, "I'll give you the facts, the Nevada State Athletic Commission is one of the best commission in the world.
"They handle the gloves until it's time to put them on. There was no tampering whatsoever. I was there. It's just a big myth."
Hearn will be hoping that he can make a deal with Fury's representatives, Frank Warren and Bob Arum, in order for his fighter Anthony Joshua to have a chance at unifying the world heavyweight titles.
Before that happens though Wilder will get the trilogy fight, with confirmation that the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist has activated his rematch clause.