Eddie Hearn has his say on Tyson Fury possibly fighting Deontay Wilder

As Tyson Fury looks to continue his boxing comeback against German Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park on August 18, promoter Frank Warren has been busy agreeing terms for a fight against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Fury revealed via a video on social media that talks had began between his team and the Bronze Bomber, with both sides looking to schedule a date in before the end of the year.

The huge step up in opponents should the fight be confirmed has got a lot of people talking about whether Fury has taken a huge risk in facing Wilder in only his third bout since his three-year lay-off.

And, one person that is sceptical about the whole fiasco is Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn.

Hearn himself has been trying to work a deal with Team Wilder over the last few months to arrange Joshua vs Wilder for April next year, but so far, nothing has come through.

Whether it be the fight purse or the location, there is always something holding up Joshua vs Wilder, and because of it, Fury has sneaked in and looks set to fight the American before his British counterpart.

However, Hearn has finally addressed the rumours regarding Wilder vs Fury, and he just doesn’t see it happening, especially in December of this year.

The promoter was taking part in an Instagram Live with iFL TV, and when asked about whether the fight will happen, Hearn said: “No.

“What? When he’s just fought Sefer Seferi? And now he’s fighting ‘Andrea Pizza-netta’ [meaning Francesco Pianeta].

“Don’t be ridiculous. Listen you can be bluffed out by what you want: ‘Oh wow, yeah, let’s tune in to Fury’s next fight because if he wins this he’s gonna fight Wilder.’”

Hearn then continued: “He won’t fight [Tony] Bellew, he won’t fight Dillian Whyte. He ain’t gonna fight Deontay Wilder.

“I’m sure he will next year, he’ll fight everybody. But he’s got no confidence at the moment; he’s just been out the ring for two years.

“But it’s a great story to be fair. It’s good for the hype.”

Of course, these comments haven’t gone unnoticed by Fury himself, and he reacted quickly by saying: “Eddie Hearn can suck my big hairy b*******, one at a time preferably.”

Regarding the fight, he proudly declared: “I’m telling you, it is happening, IT’S ON.”

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