Eddie Hearn has come under fire from Tyson Fury's co-promoter for having "nothing to say" about what's in store for Anthony Joshua.
Joshua, 31, is signed to Matchroom Sport and has been promoted by Hearn since his professional debut in 2013, along with other high-profiles boxers like Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin, Oleksandr Usyk, and Vasyl Lomachenko.
The pair are currently negotiating a rematch with Usyk, 34, who stunned the British fighter in September by outclassing him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to claim his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
However, there have been reports of Joshua, 31, being asked to step down from the fight to pave the way for Ukrainian Usyk to secure a lucrative title unification bout with Fury. 'The Gypsy King' retained his WBO and Ring Magazine belts by winning his epic trilogy fight with Tyson Fury in October.
Fury's co-promoter, Bob Arum, was asked if he would be speaking to Hearn, 42, on the proposal, but chose instead to slate him with a foul mouthed response.
"F*** Eddie Hearn, he's got nothing to say about it," Arum, 89, was quoted as saying by The Sun.
"All he does is spin his mouth. Joshua will make the decision for Joshua."
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As it stands Fury, 33, is tipped to next face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in an all-British showdown, despite 'The Body Snatcher' having to withdraw from his scheduled fight with Otto Wallin last Saturday due to a shoulder injury.
Whyte, also 33, has long been vocal about his desire to challenge for the WBC crown, frequently targeting Fury with taunts on social media, and looks finally set to get his wish in early 2022.
During the build-up to his clash with Wilder, Fury was asked about the prospect of all-British clash with Whyte, and appeared keen on the idea providing his rival played ball financially.
“Let’s hope he doesn’t start asking for stupid money that don’t exist, because if he asks for stupid money, then he don’t want the fight," said Fury.
"So you heard it here, we’ll do Wilder on October 9, we’ll do Dillian Whyte sometime in December, that’s definitely gonna happen, I’m gonna splatter him for sure."
The winners of the proposed bouts between Usyk and Joshua, and Fury and Whyte, will inevitably meet in the latter half of 2022.
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