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Hearn: Wilder and Fury Don't Want Joshua - Now Fans Know!

Matchroom Sport founder Barry Hearn, who works with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, believes the recent happenings in the sport have made it crystal clear that neither Tyson Fury or WBC world champion Deontay Wilder are willing to face the unified champ.

Last month, Fury inked an exclusive co-promotional agreement with Top Rank and ESPN in the United States, and makes his network debut on a date in June.

And Wilder rejected a $100 million deal from streaming service DAZN, and is now facing mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale on May 18 on Showtime.

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Hearn states that his company, through son Eddie Hearn, have made lucrative offers to both Wilder and Fury - and both rejected the advances.

"Wilder rejecting this deal [from DAZN] shows what he is thinking. Luckily the boxing fans today are smart enough to see that he doesn’t want to get in the ring with Anthony Joshua. Nobody does and that's the problem. He can say anything he wants but it's obvious to everyone now that this is not coming from our side. Wilder has signed up with Showtime and that makes this fight so much harder to make," Barry Hearn told Daily Mail.

"We made this offer to try and make it easier but there you go. It's a shame because Eddie [Hearn] has been pushing so hard to make the Wilder-Joshua fight but it just isn't there. Wilder has been offered $100 million but he thinks he can earn good money fighting lesser opponents and then build up the purse to fight Joshua later down the line. Fury is the same, he doesn't want to know. We made him an offer and he turned us down. Neither of them actually want to fight Joshua.

"They are all signed up to different television networks and that is a real issue from the promotional side of things. I just can't see how these fights happen. The problem is none of them want to get beat. No one is blinking. If they get beat everything is off the table. Even for Joshua. Fury is in the worst position because he doesn’t have a title so he has no pulling power and I think out of the three of them he is the most beatable."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boksfan on 03-21-2019

Yes Eddie, now fans know that both Wildher and Fury are SHOOK and DUCKING. They don't even want the rematch any more! Disgusting!

Comment by davefromvancouv on 03-21-2019

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19606381]You just got exposed as a clueless idiot. Now you want to use some mythical PBC money nobody knows about as an excuse. :lol1: Clown.[/QUOTE] Here's my source: Keith Idec on PBC fighters purses (after 35 minutes)

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 03-21-2019

[QUOTE=davefromvancouv;19606370]Let's not pretend that PBC fighters don't get substantially more than their listed purse, and are substantially compensated for their fights on Showtime and Showtime PPV. Their guarantees and bonuses cover any monies taken from the cable providers. Like the…

Comment by davefromvancouv on 03-21-2019

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19605774]The cable provider takes half the PPV money. You haven't a clue what you're talking about. :rofl:[/QUOTE] Let's not pretend that PBC fighters don't get substantially more than their listed purse, and are substantially compensated for their fights on…

Comment by kafkod on 03-21-2019

[QUOTE=Squ□redCircle34;19604186]So Hearns lied once again about AJ being not signed to DAZN and can fight on Showtime! Lmao Damn you could literally make a thesis about these guys lies! This is the same senile senior citizen that said AJ shouldn’t…

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