Eddie Hearn hits back at Frank Warren and insists he wanted to share his ‘excitement’ over £200m deal for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson finally being signed after rival promoter revealed his anger at being ‘blindsided’ by announcement
- Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren was angered by Eddie Hearn this week
- Hearn gave an interview to ESPN to confirm Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight
- Deal worth £200million has been rubber stamped, with two fights later this year
- Hearn has defended his actions and says he did not make a huge announcement
Eddie Hearn has hit back at a frustrated Frank Warren after he claimed he was blindsided by an interview in which the details of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s mega showdown were revealed.
The boxing world has finally got what it has been craving, after Hearn revealed that the lucrative two-fight deal has been signed, sealed and will soon be delivered.
Venting his frustration Warren had told TalkSport: ‘Everybody signed an agreement that there would be no announcements unless they were joint announcements and that came out the blue yesterday.’
Eddie Hearn (left) has addressed Frank Warren’s (right) anger over the big fight announcement
But now Hearn has addressed this anger, outlining that he did not make a grand announcement but naturally had to get the good news out there and allow the fight to begin building ‘momentum.’
‘I spoke to Fury’s team and they were happy to convey to everybody that everybody had signed because it’s good news,’ Hearn told IFL TV, as report Boxing Scene.
Anthony Joshua (left) and Tyson Fury (right) have now signed a two-fight blockbuster deal
‘It’s called momentum, it’s excitement. There are still hurdles to overcome. We’ve still got to go out and decide where this is going to take place but we are moving in the right direction in terms of dates. It’s momentum, it’s good news.
‘You guys have been waiting for good news and we’ve kept saying ‘two weeks, two weeks’ but when you get a fight as big as this, with the two fighters and all the teams putting pen to paper, let’s celebrate it and let’s move forward and get this done. That’s what we intend to do.’
Hearn added: ‘I think Frank said “it was agreed we would do announcements” there wasn’t an announcement, I confirmed with Fury’s team and they were happy for that to be mentioned. So that’s what happened.’
Fury has not been in the ring since beating Deontay Wilder in their rematch in February 2020