Eddie Hearn says they’re ready to sign the contracts for the June undisputed heavyweight match between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and they’re just waiting for five signatures from different people involved.
Once everyone is signed, then Joshua and Fury will put pen to paper and get it done.
The negotiations have dragged on to the point where the boxing public exhausted and bored with the subject, and starting to lose interest in this fight.
Although it’s still a big fight for UK boxing fans, many Americans are sick of all the bickering and drama from the people involved.
After hearing Fury gripe about his ring rust from a year of inactivity, it seems painfully obvious that he’s going to pull that excuse out of his back pocket to defuse criticism from the fans should he lose to Joshua.
It’s so utterly predictable that it’s entirely wretched. It’s also an incredibly bad look on Fury’s part that he chose not to give Deontay Wilder his contractual rematch.
The way that Fury has chosen to dodge the fight, it looks like he’s afraid to take the risk of fighting Deontay again for fear of messing up his money clash against Joshua. The end result is the Joshua vs. Fury fight looks more like a money gray rather than a sporting competition.
“We’re already waiting for the signatures. The issue is there are four of five people that have to sign their contracts,” said Hearn to iFL TV about the Joshua vs. Fury fight.
“Everything seems to be agreed. We said go around and sign all the contracts, and we’re ready. We’ll sign the contract immediately when we have those and the fight is up and running.
“As of now, there’s no deal. I believe that is inevitable. It’s the natural process of whoever has got to sign the contract. This is where it gets interesting, we’re there. Pen to paper.,” said Hearn.