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Eddie Hearn slams Tyson Fury and his team for fight collapse

Eddie Hearn says that Tyson Fury's team made no attempt to save his fight with Anthony Joshua.

Fury is now set to box Deontay Wilder for the third time this July after a court ordered that the American was entitled to another rematch but Joshua's promoter Hearn says that they could have done more to keep the Joshua fight alive.

Hearn told IFL: "Team Fury made absolutely zero attempt to try and save the Anthony Joshua fight. Zero attempt.

"I don't believe there was even a conversation, I don't believe there was an offer, I don't believe anything. This is another reason why the whole thing stinks. [Fury's co-promoter] Bob Arum [of Top Rank] is aware of the work that has gone in to make this fight. And to just call up and say, 'I can't believe it, it's preposterous... and we're just going to go ahead with the Wilder fight, so cheers mate, thanks for everything and we'll catch up soon.'"

The promoter also turned his ire on Fury and suggested he could have done more to challenge the Wilder ruling.

He said: "If this was me in that case, I would have done absolutely everything I could to save this fight, they didn't try one thing. That also sits on Tyson Fury, because he didn't try and do one thing either. There's nothing I can do about it because as I said leading up to this fight, the only thing I can't control is their team. But where are your b****** Tyson Fury? If you really wanted this AJ fight, you have not said anything negative about this situation."

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