Tyson Fury had chance to terminate Deontay Wilder trilogy contract agreement in December, claims fuming Eddie Hearn

EDDIE HEARN has spoke of his anger that Tyson Fury's team had the chance to terminate his trilogy contract agreement with Deontay Wilder in December.

The Matchroom promoter failed to hide his disappointment when discussing Anthony Joshua's failed undisputed dust-up against the Gyspy King in August.

Fury has been ordered to fight the Bronze Bomber again after a US judge decided following an arbitration that Wilder is legally due a third fight that must happen by September 15.

The news came after months of negotiations between AJ and Fury's camp for a fight that would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

In light of last week's ruling, Fury will now pit his wits against Wilder in Las Vegas on July 24, while Joshua is in negotiations to face his WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk.

Speaking of the court ruling to iFL TV, Hearn said: "What sort of ruling is that from an arbitrator? To order a rematch with a specific date?

"And then when the arbitration ruling comes through, you clearly see that Top Rank had the ability to terminate the contract with Deontay Wilder back in December.

"But the fact is, they didn't terminate, they kept planning the fight, they kept talking to Top Rank, to PBC.

"The whole thing absolutely stinks. AJ feels that Fury never wanted to fight, that Fury was just using his name for clout. I think there's a very valid argument for that.

"I'd like to believe that Tyson Fury wants this fight, and wanted this fight, and basically was just f***** by others."


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He then declared: "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.

“You have not said how disappointed you are, you have not looked at your promoters – who clearly could have terminated this contract a long time ago – and gone, ‘What have you done?

"'You’ve not only cost me fifty or sixty million dollars, you’ve cost me the biggest fight of all time, the undisputed fight because you’ve dropped the ball. And if you haven’t dropped the ball, why are you not fighting this and trying to come up with a Plan B’.

“I’ve not seen one thing from Tyson Fury, where he’s saying: ‘I’m devastated, I can’t believe this, we had a deal in place, I was happy, guys I’m sorry’.

“I don’t believe this and I don’t believe him.”

Fury has insisted that he will battle his British rival later this year once he gets his Wilder trilogy out of the way.

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