‘Gone down the toilet’ – Tyson Fury takes sensational swipe at Eddie Hearn ahead of Francis Ngannou showdown
No holding back!
Fury, who has long had an axe to grind over Matchroom Boxing and its star promoter, took aim at their clan by insisting the only time they can generate publicity is when a Battle of Britain showdown clash with Anthony Joshua is mooted.
Speaking to the Mail Online, Fury said: ‘Eddie Hearn has to speak about that [a possible fight against Anthony Joshua] because his full stable has gone down the toilet.
‘The only time he gets any relevance is when he talks about Tyson Fury so if I were him, I’d talk about Tyson Fury too. The golden goose is done.
‘The fox has got in the pen and killed it, it’s over. All he talks about is Tyson Fury and that’s because it’s the only way he will gets publicity.
‘But, I told them in December, this is the final opportunity you guys are ever going to get to fight me so take it today or don’t. And they didn’t. So, they’re out in the cold. Frozen.’
The Gypsy King has also took issue with Hearn’s claim that Fury would earn over £100 million for stepping into the ring alongside Joshua.
Discussions between both camps finally collapsed last year after Fury grew impatient over Joshua’s unwillingness to put pen to paper.
That claim has been dismissed by Hearn, however, who insists any suggestion that Joshua rejected the fight with Fury is ‘nonsense.’
Fury added: ‘I’m not sure who is going to give us the £100m each. Who is going to pay it. Eddie Hearn hasn’t got it. Eddie Hearn ain’t got it.
‘Eddie Hearn ain’t got 20per cent of that. So, who is going to pay us the £100m each? If he does know someone who is going to give us £100m each then give us a call.’
‘I will just add that £100m to the other £200/£300m I’ve already got.’
In the absence of a showdown between the two stars of British heavyweight boxing, Fury has agreed to fight with former UFC champion Ngannou, scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia on Saturday (October 28).
The 35 year-old will also fight Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed heavyweight championship clash on December 23.
The bout, which will be staged in Saudi Arabia, will crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999.
AJ, meanwhile, stopped Robert Helenius with a seventh-round knockout back in August, with the Fin a late replacement for Dillian Whyte following his failed drugs test.
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