Wilder: Hearn, Joshua Are Envious - Said Fury Wouldn't Happen

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

DEONTAY WILDER taunted Anthony Joshua by claiming he will be jealous when he watches his Las Vegas showdown with Tyson Fury.

And Fury says Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn won’t be able to handle not being involved in the “biggest fight in the world”.

Former world heavyweight champion Fury will face WBC title holder Wilder in a clash worth more than £30m this November.


Wilder said: “They’re envious. It feels good. Even when the fight was announced they were already sceptical about it. They didn’t think it was going to happen.”

Fury added: “The biggest fight in the world is going to happen and Eddie Hearn is not going to have any part of it and I don’t think he can handle that."

“I think he is going to chuck his dummy out of the pram.”

WBA, IBO, WBO and IBF king Joshua failed to agree a deal for a unification fight with Wilder this year and fights Alexander Povetkin next month instead.

There has been talk of the pair facing each other next April at Wembley if Wilder beats Fury, but the American thinks Joshua has already made other plans.

He said: “Tyson felt sorry – he felt sorry that people were laughing at the UK and they are. They are because of the big facade that they’ve built around Joshua.

“Then for him to let people down in that way, and not fight the best, it really put a sour taste in people’s mouths. Especially in America.

“It has really damaged his name. Not his career yet, because he still has the opportunity to turn it around but his name they have damaged that. He looks like a protected fighter.”

Wilder wasn’t planning on crashing Fury’s weigh-in ahead of his fight with Francesco Pianeta on Friday but changed his mind when he landed in Belfast.

The pair then clashed in the hotel reception before Wilder was involved in a bizarre row with Fury’s mate and WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders in a Nandos restaurant.

It may be all pantomime but it has added to the interest in the fight which will take place on November 10 or 17 after they confirmed it in the ring following Fury’s win over Pianeta.

Wilder added: “I think this is a much bigger fight than the Joshua fight if you ask me.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Outlaw420 on 08-25-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;19047860]"Not sure why you're mentioning anything about a 72 hour July signing lol.Not sure why you're mentioning anything about a 72 hour July signing lol " Im mentioning it bc it shows how ridiculous that you thinik Hearn was in…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 08-25-2018

[QUOTE=Outlaw420;19046355]Not sure why you're mentioning anything about a 72 hour July signing lol. You making up stuff to argue against me smh. Like I said making up stuff to have a counter argument is foolish. The article I linked contains…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=Outlaw420;19046823]If the wba knew Hearn was getting a date and venue together, I doubt they would have called time. They only called time when they felt negotiations had stalled. As you and others have pointed out, Finkel sat on that…

Comment by Outlaw420 on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19046738]Hearn didn't get date or venue because he needed to move fast and get Wilder's signature before the WBA forced him to make the Povetkin fight. Hearn had already got the WBA to give him extra time for the Wilder…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 08-24-2018

[QUOTE=Outlaw420;19046663]I called it a cash grab based on my opinion that Hearn wanted the fight first, due to wilder being a risky fight, and a loss to him would derail the money flow. Stop acting like you don't know how…

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