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Ranting Eddie Hearn 'Tired Of Idiots' Falling For Wilder's Evasion Tactics

Ranting Eddie Hearn 'Tired Of Idiots' Falling For Wilder's Evasion Tactics

After another big night for Eddie Hearn and his boxers in Boston's TD Garden, the famed promoter was drawn into commenting on a massive fight-night he'll have nothing to do with.

On December 1, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will meet in Los Angeles' Staples Centre for the WBC heavyweight title.

The first major fight in Fury's career since defeating Vladimir Klitschko to become the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring and lineal heavyweight champion, his opponent Wilder will look to the bout as a precursor to a potentially lucrative fight with Anthony Joshua.

A boxer in Hearn's stable, before the reemergence of Fury after his lengthy absence in the sport, it had appeared that Joshua was the only natural opponent for the American Wilder.

Although both sides have had their say as to why a bout that could see the heavyweight championship belts unified hasn't yet occurred, Wilder's willingness to fight Fury leaves Joshua looking the odd-man-out.

However, speaking last night after the series of bouts in Boston, Hearn, usually retaining something of a calm demeanor, let it all hang out.

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After Wilder announced his financial demands for any such bout with Joshua, Hearn suggested he was sick of the whole thing.

I'm sick and tired of idiots out there who think he wants the fight. How stupid have you got to be to think Deontay Wilder wants this fight? Just listen to what he's saying.

Boring, boring, boring ... mate, fuck off, you ain't earned $3 million ... fuck sake ... you could walk up any city, any high street, any town in the world and ask anyone who Deontay Wilder is. Nobody has a fuckin' clue.

He ain't even going to do 300 buys on pay-per-view on Showtime and he wants 60-40 [money split]? Idiot.

Don't waste our time. Don't use Joshua's name to try and gain profile and publicity. Please don't waste my time, I'm really busy.

Deontay Wilder has yet to respond to the comments by Eddie Hearn, but you can probably bet he will.

You can watch the entirety of Hearn's post-fight comments, and his thoughts on Katie Taylor's successful title defence, here

See Also: Opponent's Trainer And Husband Said 'Terrible Things' During Katie Taylor Fight

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