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Eddie Hearn: “Fury-Wilder dispute is not an issue”

Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom

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Eddie Hearn says, Tyson Fury’s ongoing conflict with Deontay Wilder is not ‘an issue’ that could deflect plans for two fights against Anthony Joshua. Wilder, who suffered a knockout loss to Fury last February, has started a mediation process in a bid to gain a third bout.

However, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn does not believe Wilder can prevent two huge world title clashes this year.

“He (Arum) is not too concerned,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “He feels like the contract is over. “There is an arbitration going on in that respect. I don’t see that as an issue. If there is, Fury has to give Wilder some kind of compensation to take these two fights.”

Hearn has admitted that Britain is now unlikely to stage the first fight, with alternative venues being considered in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Singapore, China and America.

Source: Sky Sports

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