MORNING, BOXING FANS
Eddie Hearn has urged Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to “hurry up” with their trilogy fight in order to clear the way for a blockbuster all-British unification bout with Anthony Joshua.
The matchroom promoter, had earlier confirmed that it had been agreed with MTK and Top Rank that a unification fight between AJ and the Gypsy King would be negotiated next, if Wilder were to opt against exercising his rematch clause.
But just hours before the Gypsy King triumphantly returned to the UK this morning, the Bronze Bomber defiantly confirmed that he would be having another shot at Fury.
This has frustrated Hearn, although the 40-year-old understands the decision.
He told talkSPORT: “I’m disappointed, but obviously understand it as well.
“He was the champion, he’s lost his belt and wants to win it back.
“I don’t think people want to see the third fight. They’ve had 19 rounds now, I think Wilder’s probably won three of them, and in the last fight he didn’t win any and he got battered.
“But I understand the contractual position. He does have a right to a rematch clause and it looks like he’s exercising it.
“I’d just say ‘hurry up please’ and do it quickly.”
Source: The Sun UK