‘Of course I f***ing have!’: Eddie Hearn hits back at accusations he is lying about Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury talks and hasn’t contacted Bob Arum
Hearn has been among the most vocal, going as far as to state a showdown between the two titans will certainly go ahead this year.
Eddie Hearn has slammed those who doubt his talks for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury
Yet some in boxing have been quick to doubt Hearn, suggesting he is merely drumming up publicity for his client.
Fury is set to face Wilder in a trilogy fight in the summer after the American activated a re-match clause, while Joshua will defend his titles in June against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev
Hearn didn’t hold back in his response when speaking recently to IFL TV, and began: ‘Of course I f***ing have [spoken to Bob Arum].
Hearn insists he has been locked in talks with the legendary Bob Arum regarding the clash
Fury is on top of the world after dismantling Deontay Wilder in a Las Vegas showdown
Joshua is set to face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev before a possible bout with Fury
‘Firstly, I’ve been negotiating the Pulev fight with him. How many times have I spoken to Bob Arum in the last three weeks? Half a dozen, a dozen.’
Legendary promoter Arum takes care of both Pulev and Fury’s headline bouts, meaning discourse with Hearn has been vital in order to stage the upcoming mandatory title clash.
‘How many times have I spoken to Arum since the Fury fight? Four times,’ Hearn added.
‘Of course I’ve spoken to Bob Arum. Do you think Bob’s not going to call me and talk about it?’