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Hearn: Fury Won't Face Anyone With a Pulse Before Wilder Rematch

Promoter Eddie Hearn has serious doubts that Tyson Fury will move forward with a contest against Jarrell Miller.

Hearn believes Fury's co-promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, will keep the boxer away from any opponent who presents the slightest threat - in order to preserve a potential rematch with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.

Wilder and Fury fought to a controversial twelve round split draw in December 2018.

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Fury made his Las Vegas debut earlier this month, when he blew away overmatched opponent Tom Schwarz in two rounds at the MGM Grand.

It was also Fury's big debut with ESPN and Top Rank.

There has been some talk of Fury facing Miller in the fall. Miller is currently suspended until September, because he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in three separate tests.

Arum wants to make the Wilder-Fury rematch - but Wilder is already committed to fighting Luis Ortiz in a rematch in September. And Arum has stated that Fury won't face Wilder until the early part of 2020.

“I doubt [Fury will face Miller],” Hearn told iFL TV. 

“I know Arum will be trying very hard to make the Wilder fight next. They won’t want to pay [Fury] again for beating someone like Tom Schwarz.

“[It] didn’t do anything for ESPN. Didn’t do anything on the gate. They won’t want to spend that type of money again. So Bob will be trying to push hard for the Wilder fight to happen next. I think PBC will say: ‘No, we’ll do it after the Ortiz fights.’ We’ll see what happens.

“I don’t expect him to fight Jarrell Miller or anyone with a pulse if he’s going to fight Wilder early next year.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by juggernaut666 on 06-29-2019

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;19864654]Lol! He has nothing to do with the fight and has no idea if the fight will or won't happen. He's sour grapes about it because his main fighter got starched by a taco truck employee. And why would…

Comment by miniq on 06-28-2019

Fury should fight Miller in NYC now It would be hilarious fury dominates at the mind games then what he says Miller is sht even though he supposed to be AJ's US debut fight?

Comment by Laligalaliga on 06-28-2019

[QUOTE=1hourRun;19864259]Eddie Hearn is trying to set up a domestic level fight between two losers that could not get the job done on the big stage ( U.S.A ). Dont worry Eddie, when Deontay blast Tyson back to Manchester you can…

Comment by Pennsauken1 on 06-28-2019

Next Club Fighter up for the Gypsy Fiend

Comment by thack on 06-28-2019

This coming from not so fast Eddie is funny. He really thought he had the odds massively stacked in his favour with some bookies making Joshua 100/1 on to beat Ruiz .Only problem was all his dads and McCrackens uncertainty…

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