Tyson Fury calls Eddie Hearn a ‘clown’ for doubting his commitment to Dillian Whyte fight, calls on Matchroom promoter to ‘sign the contracts’ after Frank Warren wins scholarship offer
- Tyson Fury called Eddie Hearn a ‘clown’ after doubting his commitment
- The Gypsy King is set to defend his WBC title against Whyte on April 23 this year
- But, the Matchroom promoter has expressed concern about the fight continuing
- So Fury took to social media to tell Hearn to sign the contracts for the fight.
Tyson Fury has called Eddie Hearn a “clown” after the promoter doubted his commitment to fight Dillian Whyte.
The Gypsy King is set to defend his WBC title against Whyte on April 23, but Hearn has expressed concern about the fight continuing.
The Matchroom promoter has suggested Fury could pull out of the fight – which is likely to take place at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium or West Ham’s London Stadium.
Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury (above) called Eddie Hearn a ‘clown’ after the promoter doubted his commitment to fight Dillian Whyte
Talk to IFLTV, Hearn said, “In my heart, I don’t know if Tyson Fury takes this fight. That’s honestly what I believe.
As a result, Fury took to social media to dispute those claims and called out Hearn for questioning his commitment to the fight.
The heavyweight boxer took Twitter say: “This man is a clown, you are the 1 who cannot fight”. Sign the contract, big boy.
Fury’s comment came shortly after Hearn announced he hadn’t received the contracts for the fight.
The Gypsy King is set to defend his WBC title against Whyte (above) on April 23, but Hearn has expressed concern about the fight continuing.
Fury took to social media to dispute those claims and called out Hearn for questioning his commitment to the fight. He also told the Matchroom promoter to sign the contracts
Speaking on Thursday, Hearn said: “As of this morning we haven’t received a contract.” It’s not unusual, but we don’t have it. It’s a process you go through.
Hearn also said he was not disappointed to lose the scholarship offer for Fury’s clash with Whyte.
The Matchroom promoter tabled a bid of £24m but was outmatched by Warren, who offered £31m – a record fee for a WBC event.
Hearn thinks Warren paid the odds for the fight between Fury and Whyte and says his rival could risk “losing millions”.
Speaking to The MMA Hour, Hearn said: “We would have lost a lot of money and [Fury] probably wouldn’t have taken the fight [at the price we were willing to pay].
Matchroom tabled a £24m bid for Tyson Fury (centre) against Dillian Whyte, but that was topped by rival promoter Frank Warren (left) who offered £31m – a WBC record fee
“We don’t get along all the time; I have a lot of respect for him, but you never know what you’re going to get.
“Of course, I would have liked to promote the fight, but you have to put in a number that you are willing to lose. The minute you start acting on your ego is the minute you make a catastrophic mistake that could cost you millions of dollars. I don’t play this game.
“I support our guys, but to a point where we understand the business. If you start coming in with your d*** and you bid £10m on the number, and you finish the show and watch the end result and you’ve made £5-10m, well done …it’s a great deal! If we didn’t show up, they would have saved millions of dollars as the sole bidder.