Feature | Jul 31 2018

Tyson Fury claims Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua have made British boxing ‘a laughing stock’

Tyson Fury slates Anthony Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn as he reveals that he will step in to fight Deontay Wilder. Declan Taylor reports
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Carl Frampton & Tyson Fury open work-outs  |  Action Images/Jason Cairnduff

TYSON FURY has slammed Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua for their handling of the Deontay Wilder negotiations, which he says have reduced British boxing to a “laughing stock”.

Fury, who faces Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park, Belfast on August 18, claims he is on the verge of agreeing terms on a December showdown with undefeated WBC champion Wilder in Las Vegas.

The news comes after Hearn and Joshua failed to lure the Alabama puncher over to Britain for a heavyweight unification before the end of 2018, with a September 22 clash with Alexander Povetkin booked in instead.