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Hearn Doubts Fury Will Fight Joshua This Year

Hearn Doubts Fury Will Fight Joshua This Year

Eddie Hearn has admitted that even if results go the way of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua this summer, he is not confident they’ll meet later this year.

The Matchroom Boxing boss was shellshocked by last week’s news that Deontay Wilder had been awarded a trilogy fight with Fury in arbitration last week, which was almost immediately booked for July 24.

And due to the breakdown in his initial deal with Fury’s promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren, Hearn has lost trust in the WBC heavyweight champion’s team.

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“Did they ever want for this fight to succeed?” Hearn said in an interview with iFL TV. “Everything that I’ve reviewed seems to show that we were the scapegoat for not being able to deliver this deal and when it falls away it’s our fault.

“We couldn’t have done any more. I don’t want anybody taking sides, but we could not have done any more – I worked my b******s off to get this done, I did everything.

“At the end of the day I can look myself in the mirror and say ‘you did a good job’, you delivered this fight, both fighters were happy, you made them a fortune, you delivered an opportunity for an undisputed fight, the biggest in the sport’.

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