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Frank Warren Jabs Eddie Hearn: Wilder vs. Fury is 100% On!

By Frank Warren

THE GREEN-EYED MONSTERS are on the prowl. As expected there is some dissing from certain quarters over the upcoming world heavyweight blockbuster between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

But don’t listen to those knockers who are grinding their teeth as well as their axes. This fight is definitely, one hundred percent ON.

Tyson himself has dismissed as fake news that he is “baulking” at the idea of fighting the Bronze Bomber on his own patch. He insists the bout will happen. So does Wilder, and so do I.

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Unsurprisingly it is Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, who has been sowing the seeds of doubt about the fight, suggesting that “anything can happen” and the Gypsy King is “so far from fighting Deontay Wilder”.

And the American boxing writer Dan Rafael, who mistakenly reckons he is always in the know, claims a member of Tyson’s management team told the lineal champ is ‘baulking’ at the prospect because he felt he needed another fight first.

Rubbish. Or a stronger word beginning with B to that effect.

Tyson is self-managed and hasn’t spoken to Rafael or anyone else as he has been away on a cruise. But as soon as he got back and heard the rumours he put his fist right through them.

“Just a quick update, I’ve been reading and I’ve heard some rumours that this fight is off with me and Wilder,” he said on social media.

“Not on my watch it ain’t. I’m not pulling out of nothing, it’s on like Donkey Kong. Tyson Fury is like a king coming to America.”

Enough said.

I think that rather than scoffing at a fight they would love to have made, Hearn should be more concerned about putting bums on seats for the ho-hum heavyweight fight between Joshua and Alexander Povetkin which apparently is not going too well ticket-wise.

I know that plenty of seats are still available and are being given away in competitions and suchlike.

At the moment it seems that Wembley Stadium will be liberally ‘papered’ as we say in the game. It doesn’t help, either, that Ticketmaster have closed their secondary marketing sites, either.

Believe me, Tyson is in a good place right now, brimming with self-belief and raring to go, confident that he can remove the most meaningful of the world heavyweight crowns from the head of a fearsome opponent whom Joshua and his management team most definitely have baulked at fighting.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IMDAZED on 09-02-2018

[QUOTE=Rubber Ducky;19066748]Still nothing confirmed, no official announcement yet. For a fight that was 99% done and now 100% on when the hell are they going to confirm anything? Even if it's just to say it isn't on. The fact so…

Comment by Rubber Ducky on 09-02-2018

Still nothing confirmed, no official announcement yet. For a fight that was 99% done and now 100% on when the hell are they going to confirm anything? Even if it's just to say it isn't on. The fact so little…

Comment by kevin-novice on 09-02-2018

We got a date yet? No didn't think so

Comment by ashadam on 09-02-2018

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;19063107]THE GREEN-EYED MONSTERS are on the prowl. As expected there is some dissing from certain quarters over the upcoming world heavyweight blockbuster between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. But don't listen to those knockers who are grinding their…

Comment by True That on 09-01-2018

Wasn't this fight supposed to be announced about a week after the Fury vs. Pianata fight. That's what Warren said during the interview. But still no announcement on date, venue or if it's official. What's the hold up? Do the…

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