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Eddie Hearn says Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum is talking ‘b*****s’ about hosting Anthony Joshua fight in UK

EDDIE HEARN accused Bob Arum of talking ‘b*****s’ about wanting Tyson Fury to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK.

Hearn saw months of talks for the undisputed title decider on August 14 go up in smoke as it was scrapped at the 11th hour.

Eddie Hearn accused Bob Arum of talking ‘b*****s’ about wanting Tyson Fury to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK
Promoter Bob Arum pictured with Tyson Fury

Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum recently called for the potential fight to instead be held in Britain, should negotiations pick up again.

Arum told Sky Sports: “My hope is that the fight goes to the UK. I don’t care what the money is.

“Both fighters owe the UK fans this tremendous event at Wembley or Cardiff, rather than taking it to a foreign country.”

But in an interview with IFL TV, Joshua’s promoter Hearn hit back and said: “Do you honestly think that Bob Arum would do the fight in the UK for half the money that was available elsewhere?

“Honestly, ask yourself that question. I’ve never heard so much b******* in my whole life, ‘oh let’s do it in the UK, the UK deserves it man! I don’t see a problem making the fight’.

“Yeah because it’s been smooth as you like so far hasn’t it?”

Fury, 32, had tried to walk away from his contracted trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder, believing the stipulation expired, to fight AJ instead.

Wilder, 35, then took his case to arbitration and was awarded the verdict, setting up a second rematch between the pair, with Joshua facing Oleksandr Usyk, 34.

Should the Brit pair both prevail, Hearn has previously stated February could be a likely option for the two to finally fight.

And he taunted whether Arum will really be willing to snub more lucrative options to instead take the Battle of Britain back home.

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Hearn said: “I don’t even think that he’s intentionally lying. I just think that it’s waffle.

“But when the money comes through, what I’ll do is I’ll say ‘Bob, I saw your quote where you said you want this fight.’

“So as long as his man is ready to take half the money, which means half of his commission, I’ll ask him ‘are you good with that, yeah?’ We’ll see.”

 

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