Eddie Hearn calls Fury "Desperate" following proposed fight rejection from Joshua

Eddie Hearn has responded to the latest criticism from Frank Warren regarding the rejection of WBC world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury’s offer for a proposed Wembley stadium fight in September. The offer which was sent last month was rejected by Joshua’s 258 management firm as the expressed their intentions to fight in August and December with the likely opponents being Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder for August and December respectively. 

Former two-time unified world heavyweight champion, Joshua, said that he will not switch from his path as to his career plans for the rest of the year which are set to lead with to a heavyweight shootout in Saudi Arabia against Wilder.

Warren responded to the rejection of Fury’s offer earlier this week and lambasted Hearn and Joshua for doing so to IFL TV. 

“Eddie Hearn is talking a complete pile of bollocks,” Warren told iFL TV.

“The fact of the matter is, the offer was made. It was a genuine offer. Tyson was very much aware of it. Tyson to his credit said to me yet again, ‘he won’t take it because he’s terrified of fighting me’. Irrespective of that, they didn’t take the fight. Because they want to fight in Saudi and get this payday.

“Who’s he going to fight in August? They’re going to go and find somebody, they’re probably scouring the old cemeteries at the moment looking for someone for him to fight.”

Eddie Hearn swiftly responded with his own comments to the same media outlet and slammed Warren along with Bob Arum for ruining any prospect of a fight between Joshua and Fury from taking place. 

“What Frank Warren does is just completely ruin any chance of the fight getting made,” Hearn said.

“Bob Arum, Warren and even my old man [Barry Hearn]. Ban them from interviews. They’ve just lost the plot and say crazy things. Just go. Go on holiday. It’s not worth the stress for you, it looked so desperate. They are desperate. They have no offer from Saudi Arabia and they have no fight.”