News | Nov 28 2018

Deontay Wilder and Eddie Hearn finally come to an agreement – of sorts

Deontay Wilder has found some common ground with the promoter of Anthony Joshua
Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder presents tickets to LA firefighters ahead of his WBC heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

DEONTAY WILDER came to an agreement with Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, ahead of the WBC heavyweight champion’s title defence against Tyson Fury on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Unfortunately for boxing fans, that agreement is nothing to do with fighting Joshua in the foreseeable future. Instead, it was their view on Fury.

“There are a lot of things I don’t agree with Eddie about – I can’t stand that guy but one thing I will agree with him on is that Fury is a boring guy,” said Wilder. “You never seen in him in any exciting fights, the most exciting fight I’ve seen him in was when Cunningham laid him down on his back. Other than that, he’s a boring bloke. But he won’t have to worry about it for long. Come Saturday night, as long as he shows up, and give the fans what he want – that is all that is going to matter because I will do the rest. He is boring but I will make sure it is an exciting fight by bringing the excitement.”