Eddie Hearn received offer from a billionaire for Joshua vs. Fury fight to bring it to his country

Eddie Hearn says he received an offer from a billionaire to stage the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fight in his country. The Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn isn’t saying which country the billionaire is from, but he seems to be both amused and interested.

According to Hearn, money isn’t a problem for this person, which is good news because many fans believe Joshua-Fury should delay their first fight until the end of the year to wait until things clear up with the pandemic.

The chances of the fight bringing in a bigger offer will increase exponentially as the situation with the pandemic improves.

“I had a bizarre approach yesterday from a very wealthy individual. He wants to bring it to his own country… It’d be him saying, ‘I’d be paying for it.’ The number was not an issue for this individual,” said Hearn to the media.

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While Hearn says that money isn’t important to Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) and that that he’s willing to fight Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) in his back garden, it’s obviously important to the team.

Waiting is not an option

“We’ve already had some big offers come in from the sites, and we’ve been talking nonstop for the last couple of days and last week as well,” said Hearn to iFL TV about the Joshua vs. Fury fight.

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“Everybody signed up to have this fight take place in the summer. So no one is working towards this fight happening later this year.

“We know that people would prefer to wait for a little to get the world back in order, but that’s not on the table.

“What’s on the table is to get this fight in June or July for the heavyweight undisputed championship. If you’re not a player in that discussion, no problem.

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“But we’re not pitching a fight in November or December. We’re pitching a fight in June or July, the biggest fight in boxing and one of the biggest sporting events in the world. So that’s what we’re working for,” said Hearn.

It’ll be interesting to see if the promoters for Joshua and Fury decide to kick the fight down the road.

That might work out for the best, especially for Fury. He needs a tune-up fight to get ready for Joshua, and if they delay their mega-clash until November or December, it will allow Fury to get a good warm-p fight.

Being transparent is important

“I’m looking forward to getting it tied up and giving everybody the date and the news that they want,” Hearn said about the Joshua vs. Fury negotiations.

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“I’m sure there will be hurdles to overcome, but we’ve been overcoming hurdles in the last two months.

Eddie Hearn thinks Fury doesn't want Joshua fight

“One of the things that we’ve always done is to be transparent with fans. I want them to be part of the journey and the process.

“Don’t you think it’s tremendous news that all of Team Fury and all of Team AJ is signed for this fight to go-ahead?

“But we live in such a pessimistic, glass-half-empty world. ‘Oh well, this isn’t going to happen, and that’s not going to happen,'” said Hearn.

It’s refreshing that Hearn is transparent about the state of negotiations. Still, obviously, he’s setting the fans up potentially for a big disappointment if the contest gets delayed until the fall.

Hearn doesn’t believe in obstacles

“People keep talking about these obstacles,” Hearn continued. “I mean, the obstacles are we deciding where we want to go.

“The only obstacles are, how much money is going to be generated? We know because we’ve had financial offers.

“This fight is huge compared to all the other options for them. I’m not saying that the money isn’t a consideration for AJ, but this is the fight he wants.

“Ultimately, he told me last night. ‘I’ll do this in your garden. I want to fight; I want them belts.’

“This is bigger than who is going to pay the most money for AJ? I appreciate that Fury is different. He’s entitled to do that,” said Hearn.

Joshua’s attitude about him not carrying about the money probably isn’t shared by Fury. Also, another reason why it’s important to get the Joshua vs.

Fury fight done for June or July is the belts, which they could start losing one after another unless they’re defended.

Joshua’s WBO mandatory is due against Oleksandr Usyk, and he can’t avoid that one without losing the title.

65 thoughts on “Eddie Hearn received offer from a billionaire for Joshua vs. Fury fight to bring it to his country”

  1. The anthony joshua vs fury fight is dead maybe worse .
    You haven’t seen or heard from Deontay Wilder since he hoodwinked you , and you’re not sure you wanna see Deontay Wilder .
    God knows what God was thinking when he created Deontay Wilder , he is thinking a bunch of terrible things .

  2. Deontay Wilder exercised the option clause for the rematch before it expired
    The rematch has not happened through no fault of Deontay Wilder .
    The rematch clause is valid .
    Judge Stanley Allen Bastian is handling the arbitration for the law suit .

  3. You damn european refuge’s are crazy . Why would you spend all this time and money on a fight that will not happen ?
    I could have bought a house in beverly hills with the cash you all have spent on promotion knowing full well fury likely will be stripped of the WBC belt .
    Your attorney’s knew the option clause for a rematch rematch was activated before it expired and Deontay Wilder is through no fault of his own denied equal protection within the law .
    You could be sleeping , all of you guys fury , Hearn , Arum got crónico sleep deprivation , bunch of bags under your eyes .

  4. We’re not in a hurry . The honorable judge Stanley Allen Bastian will take care of these other cases and deaths hen deal with Deontay Wilder vs fury .
    This arbitration could be followed by a law suit . It could take another year or more . That’s okay their bodies needed the rest .

  5. When is judge Stanley Allen Bastian ruling on the Deontay Wilder rematch clause validation ?
    Judge Stanley Allen Bastian will uphold the rematch clause and tyson chicken fury cheated will vacate the belt again and the best will fight the best once again .

  6. Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question .

  7. Hayan is lying , this fight isn’t going to happen . There’s a valid rematch clause stopping it .

  8. The option clause was exercised before the expiration date . Deontay Wilder has a valid rematch clause .
    This mistake was no fault of Deontay Wilder .
    The trilogy is still on .
    If vacating the position is best for the title holder he is welcome to do so again .
    The WBC is well with in their rights to stripe the belt on the basis if non sequacious title defense term period expiration .

  9. Everyone wants to fight Deontay Wilder , be careful what you ask for .
    fury wants no part of the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question Deontay Wilder .

  10. Judge Stanley Allen Bastian , the federal judge handling the arbitration for the Deontay Wilder and tyson .
    Judge Stanley Allen Bastian is smart , he will sort all of this mess out .
    Professional boxing is likely the most blatantly corrupt profession , nothing would surprise us anymore .

  11. Federal judge Stanley Allen Bastian is handling the arbitration for Deontay Wilder and tyson fury .
    When he rules on the rematch clause all hell could break loose .
    Deontay Wilder still wants to clean out the division .
    A. J . Recently has been gaining confidence and called out Deontay Wilder .
    fury has been talking alot of smack , he may retire rather than fight Deontay Wilder with regulation gloves . A. J. Will more than likely continue to avoid Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz ,
    This will more than likely not be resolved in arbitration and will result in a law suit with Deontay Wilder as the plaintiff and fury as the defendant .
    That means more waiting .

  12. Judge Stanley Allen Bastian will force Deontay Wilder to fight fury .
    fury grabs ahold of Deontay Wilder and beat him with in an inch of his life . Now.fuy is much improved .
    Sugar hill has been training fury since then so Deontay Wilder stands no chance , all my money is on fury , what about you ?

  13. a. j . was avoiding Deontay Wilder for a title unification bout when he had a chance .
    How quickly he signed a 50/50 contract with fury , now he is boldly barking challenges .
    Judge Stanley Allen Bastian ruling will stop that snarling soon as Deontay Wilder gets back the belt .
    a . j . won’t be seen for years again .

  14. The lord said forgive them , they know not what they do . fury knows what he is doing , he has been doing it for a long time .

  15. Kenny bayless was the crooked referee for the antonio margarito plaster of paris scandalous fight .
    fury had his boxing license suspended forever in the UK .
    These two proven criminals were meant for each other .
    He knew that glove didn’t have any padding in it .

  16. Give up attempting to get something for nothing , a . j . and fury want to fight with out earning the privilege . They want to pretend Deontay Wilder doesn’t exist .

  17. Lucas Brown ,
    I agree Tyson is making excuses after excuses after excuses after excuses just looking for some excuse after another excuse not to honor the rematch clause in the contract for the trilogy .
    Judge Stanley Allen Bastian is handling the arbitration for the trilogy .
    Meanwhile Deontay Wilder is growing stronger in the great state of Alabama .
    You are absolutely correct , fury cheated he has a legacy of glove tampering cocaine and steroid , he should be fun out of the sport of boxing .
    The UK has suspended permanently from boxing for good this slippery cheater .
    The UK long since has grown tired of the cowards antic’s .

  18. After judge Stanley Allen Bastian rules in favor of the plaintiff , ( Deontay Wilder ) , and orders the trilogy , fury , ( the defendant ) , will either retire or lose the undserved belt . Deontay Wilder will fight the winner of Dillian Whyte and alexander povetkin for the WBC belt .
    A . J . Sounded committed and Deontay Wilder sounds determined .
    Let’s pray fury doesn’t retire in disgrace and fight Deontay Wilder .
    Then a . j . Will have the opportunity to back up his recent harsh words directed at Deontay Wilder , and other top ranked contenders .

  19. Deontay Wilder , after judge Stanley Allen Bastian rules in Deontay Wilders favor could possibly end up fighting alexander povetkin . He is one tough customer , 41 years of age , a former champion , whose only losses have been at the hands of the current world title holders . He as well as Dillian Whyte deserves a shot at the title again .
    And they will get one from Deontay Wilder .

  20. Maricio Suliaman president of the WBC is a gentleman and a very patient man . Generous to a fault , he has waited for four months passed the cut off period for submitting of the paperwork requesting a voulentary title defense , he still has not taken away formally the title from the heavyweight championship belt holder . His office did issue a cautionary reminder five months ago .

  21. Mr. Maricio Suliaman president of the WBC after ordering paperwork requesting a voulentary title defense for fury , reminded us that Deontay Wilder has a valid rematch clause in his contact and he was simply suggesting that Deontay Wilder vs Dillian Whyte will be a interesting matchup .
    Dillion deserves a shot at the title .

  22. Alexander povetkin has procured the mandatory position from Dillian Whyte , he graciously offered to rematch even though he didn’t have to . Alexander povetkin is a standup guy , a gentleman and should be commented for demonstrating mercifulness in victory after being fortunate in battle .

  23. It’s amazing how resourceful people can be . That’s why I just stay to myself , and they will just fool you and you will be deceived by a bunch of crackheads . I was laughing out loud just like his morning .

  24. I would have turned down the ten million dollar offer for step aside money if I were Deontay Wilder too .
    Why should the baddest man on the planet have to settle for a measly ten million when all Deontay Wilder has to do is do what he does best and ten million will come from indorcments alone .

  25. I didn’t even hear anyone mention larry holmes , now he could have given Deontay Wilder a hard time . Styles make fight .
    Mike tyson is too short to be effective remember him and lennox lewis ?
    fury’s a giant but uncoordinated and clumsy in comparison , that’s why he steroids up he is pillow fisted . Putting on cocaine antic’s with glove tampering techniques and spiking water with bribery and such . He is just a big oaf who relies on his giantism and has developed limited mobility .
    He puts metal egg weights in his left glove and no padding in his right glove .
    He’s bad for the sport .

  26. I like that one comment with a guy who has been studying boxing with one year experience 20 times in a row .

  27. You eastern block refuge’s are living in the past , hell even max shmelling the 187 pound midget beat joe lewis .
    Earnie shavers hit almost as hard as Deontay Wilder .
    George foreman agrees that Deontay Wilder was cheated he said Deontay Wilder can beat fury easy , what I can’t understand is with all of this technology , how in the hell can you stand there looking at a picture of gloves flapping around and a photo of an egg weight sticking out of the left glove and deny cheating tactics except for immature crybabies and sick mental phenomenon .

  28. Max kellerman is a recipient of privileges and a lifestyle largely out of his control .
    It’s people like max kellerman who are interloping , uninvited guest that have destroyed our country . He is a racist who can’t understand why Deontay Wilder would turn down more than max kellermans net worth for not doing anything . He is envious of Deontay Wilder and racist because Deontay Wilder has not been aforded equal protection within the law or by espn or Max kellerman .
    Max kellerman is cowardly , he is suffering from anosognosia a very serious mental health issue . He has caused an awfully lot of suffering and it doesn’t bother him , he has no conscience , he’s crazy .
    I am not a lawyer or a doctor but these alleged allogations are non sequacious and verifiable do your own research .

  29. Judge Stanley Allen Bastian is handling the arbitration for Deontay Wilder/ fury 3 .
    He is an extremely powerful and we’ll respected judge .
    The state of washington , Seattle is the city I believe .
    The United States of America

  30. I’ll address anyone respectfully , if you disagree with me let me know .
    1. fury cheated .
    2. A. J. Does what his manager tells him to make more money , he won’t fight Deontay Wilder or Luis Ortiz .
    3. Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question .

  31. I abscond my identity out of fear , some of you people scare me . It’s incredible how magnified the effects of imbeciles cowardly actions have imposed on others .
    Better to keep the crazy idiots at a distance . I have nothing to hide and the authorities can easily through their technology find me . They won’t have to because I am not a criminal like fury and his manager are .
    ( Smile )

  32. The canastonia new York international boxing Hall of fame committee disagrees with you bias critics .
    Deontay Wilder is a Hall of famer .

  33. fury cheated , he has a legacy of glove tampering cocaine and steroid use bribery and drugging himself and his opponents .
    He is banned for life from boxing in the UK .

  34. You are all so funny , any you really believe that propaganda . Don’t you my stomach hurts , good thing I was seated or I would have fallen over bent from the hilariousness .
    May god love you and forgive you for what you are .

  35. You European don’t think Deontay Wilder and Luis ortiz are 1 and 2 ?
    You think they are 9 and 15 th ?
    Ha ha seriously ?

  36. Ha ha . You damn european refuge’s had me laughing , thanks for the laugh , doctors say laughter is good for ones health then I must be very greatfull , thank you very much sincerely .

  37. I see here on comments there’s some well-educated people on here especially when they know Wilder couldn’t find himself out of a paper bag first of all he can punch the problem is he can’t land it because he’s too busy Haymakers you can head straight he can’t hit straight easy the counter doesn’t have a good defense and he’s not the greatest fighter came out of Alabama I like this fine gentleman said Joe Louis was one of the greatest heavyweights a game out of order Alabama Joe Louis would beat the crap out of Wilder anybody would beat the crap out of Wilder you actually think Mike Tyson can’t with them he’s been lucky Valley fires this trainer and has all these excuses for his loss he’s been offered help from some top people George Foreman offer to help him Mayweather is offer to help him I don’t think he can help him because he needs to step up and do not have such a big ego and that stupid big suit he wore for the downfall Wilder

  38. Wilder just relies on power and no technic so when you fight someone like fury you gonna get picked apart. Joshua would even beat wilder like a redheaded step child. As for ortiz he is a bum. He couldn’t even beat wilder who is all power and no brain lol. Fury and joshua are p4p the two best heavyweights in boxing today. So quit hating because the true boxers are actually coming out on top and the bums are finally being exposed 🤣🤣🤣

    • Anyone who says Fury cheated…
      Know absolutely nothing about how it all works before the fighters come out.
      No explanation needed… Follow the NSAC guidelines for fighters on fight night.
      Idiots with no experience in fights or fight rules by commissions..

  39. Is there any truth to the vishus rumor circulating las Vegas that sugar hill is training fury by cheating tactics advance beyond the realm of possibility ?
    Rumor has it that fury will simply take a chair and strike his opponent repeatedly with it .

  40. Maximilian blind as a bat kellerman stick to basketball .
    I remember you always cheating on exams at Columbia .
    Stick to basketball and history because you don’t know much about boxing .

  41. The best should fight the best . I’m boycotting this fight . I’m not buying anything else until the best fight the best .
    Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question and Luis Ortiz will beat fury and a j , these guys are insulting us with phony phoney boxing rip-offs .
    No way I would buy or pay anything anymore .I am very disappointment .
    No way

    • What plant you on . dude.. just by those who comments you made you got the brain the size of an ice cube boxing expertise and went out the window there is no way you know any about boxing some people are just meant to be spectators unfortunately you’re one of them I’ve been studying boxing ever since I was a 10 year old oh I know everything about in and out of boxing who’s I really if you think Wilder is the greatest thing on earth sit in your seats and get ready for the ride cuz he’s getting his ass kicked here in the future good day

  42. Was anthony joshua drugged before the first Ruiz fight ?
    Was Deontay Wilder drugged ?
    fury cheated
    Extend the UK fury lifetime suspension world wide
    strip fury of the undeserved belt
    Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight champion that ever lived without question .

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