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Eddie Hearn denies Tyson Fury will face Deontay Wilder instead of Anthony Joshua

Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom

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Eddie Hearn has dismissed talk of Tyson Fury walking away from a £200million fight with Anthony Joshua to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout.

Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum is frustrated by the delays in agreeing on a venue and date for the Joshua clash and says the Gypsy King may fight Wilder instead. Hearn says that would be “a nothing fight” and insists he can get Joshua-Fury over the line.

“Bob is trying to put pressure on, that’s how he works,” the Matchroom chief told Mirror Fighting . “He will think it’s a bit slow now, give an interview thinking it will speed up the Middle East. We don’t need to play that game, everybody’s on board, let’s just go through the process correctly.

“Time is of the essence and if we got into a situation where the site agreement wasn’t signed in less than a week, we would have to start looking at things. But no-one has a plan B, which is a good sign. Bob may talk about Tyson fighting Wilder, but he ain’t going to fight Wilder, it’s a nothing fight. I don’t have other plans, normally I have plan A, B and C, but it’s all about this fight and it will happen.”

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