Eddie Hearn: Fury-Joshua Deal “Is Done And You’ll Get An Announcement Very Soon”

By: Sean Crose Don't shoot the messenger here, but it appears that the beyond long awaited heavyweight title matchup between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua might truly be set, and an announcement imminent. "That fight is done and you’ll get an announcement very soon," Joshua promoter and Matchroom honcho Eddie Hearn told Fight Hub TV's Marcos Villegas on a video released Friday. "Lot of people think we’re going to announce Saturday," said Hearn. "We might." According to Hearn, "Fury's on board. AJ's on board. They all signed. They all agreed to the site agreement." Still, Hearn makes it clear in the interview, there's a lot of I's to dot and T's to cross. "But it is a lot of money and unfortunately, I can't just tell the lawyers to hurry up," he says. Plus, there's the matter of different outlets wanting to be in on the announcement. As Hearn makes clear, Fury-Joshua "has three or four other broadcasters (besides DAZN, who will be broadcasting Saturday's fight between Hearn represented fighters Canelo Alvarez and Billie Joe Saunders exclusively) who would quite like to be in on the announcement." The word Hearn chooses to use for the announcement date is "Saturdayish." The public has frankly grown beyond exasperated waiting for the match between lineal and WBC titlist Fury and WBA, IBF, WBO and IBC titlist Joshua to be announced. Hearn has been teasing an announcement now for some time, which has led the whole affair at this point to induce eye rolls. There are signs, however, that this time, Hearn may be hitting his mark. For Fury, who has been openly critical of Hearn regarding the Joshua fight, has grown quiet in his criticism in recent days. What's more, the towering fighter actually went on Hearn's podcast this week - a good sign if ever there was one. "The fact is, we’re coming through a pandemic," Hearn says in the interview. "We got sent the site contracts last Saturday. There's four sets of lawyers going on it all at different times zones. We've been on the phone all week." In other words, making the bout a reality has been no easy task. Understandable. But so is fan impatience. Major fights can now literally take years to become a reality - if they come to fruition at all - a thoroughly ridiculous aspect of the contemporary boxing game. Should Fury-Joshua become a reality, though, and should it be a good fight, all will most likely be forgiven. The post Eddie Hearn: Fury-Joshua Deal “Is Done And You’ll Get An Announcement Very Soon” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Eddie Hearn: Fury-Joshua Deal “Is Done And You’ll Get An Announcement Very Soon”

By: Sean Crose

Don't shoot the messenger here, but it appears that the beyond long awaited heavyweight title matchup between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua might truly be set, and an announcement imminent. "That fight is done and you’ll get an announcement very soon," Joshua promoter and Matchroom honcho Eddie Hearn told Fight Hub TV's Marcos Villegas on a video released Friday. "Lot of people think we’re going to announce Saturday," said Hearn. "We might."

According to Hearn, "Fury's on board. AJ's on board. They all signed. They all agreed to the site agreement." Still, Hearn makes it clear in the interview, there's a lot of I's to dot and T's to cross. "But it is a lot of money and unfortunately, I can't just tell the lawyers to hurry up," he says. Plus, there's the matter of different outlets wanting to be in on the announcement. As Hearn makes clear, Fury-Joshua "has three or four other broadcasters (besides DAZN, who will be broadcasting Saturday's fight between Hearn represented fighters Canelo Alvarez and Billie Joe Saunders exclusively) who would quite like to be in on the announcement." The word Hearn chooses to use for the announcement date is "Saturdayish."

The public has frankly grown beyond exasperated waiting for the match between lineal and WBC titlist Fury and WBA, IBF, WBO and IBC titlist Joshua to be announced. Hearn has been teasing an announcement now for some time, which has led the whole affair at this point to induce eye rolls. There are signs, however, that this time, Hearn may be hitting his mark. For Fury, who has been openly critical of Hearn regarding the Joshua fight, has grown quiet in his criticism in recent days. What's more, the towering fighter actually went on Hearn's podcast this week - a good sign if ever there was one.

"The fact is, we’re coming through a pandemic," Hearn says in the interview. "We got sent the site contracts last Saturday. There's four sets of lawyers going on it all at different times zones. We've been on the phone all week." In other words, making the bout a reality has been no easy task. Understandable. But so is fan impatience. Major fights can now literally take years to become a reality - if they come to fruition at all - a thoroughly ridiculous aspect of the contemporary boxing game. Should Fury-Joshua become a reality, though, and should it be a good fight, all will most likely be forgiven.

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Logan Paul Laughs At Brother Jake Paul Stealing Floyd Mayweather’s Hat: “He Told Me He Was Going To Do It”

By: Hans Themistode Logan Paul went into today's press conference with Floyd Mayweather with every intention of treating it seriously. His brother, Jake Paul, on the other hand, had other ideas. Both Logan and Mayweather met for the first time in person earlier today to promote their June 6th showdown that will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Mayweather warned Logan that come fight night, he’s going to end up flat on his back. As for Logan, he hurled jokes in the direction of Mayweather and claimed that the newly inducted Hall of Famer had no punching power. Once the two finished posing for pictures, Jake sprung into action. The younger brother of Logan jumped into the face of Mayweather and challenged him to a fight. Not one to back down, Mayweather shouted back that he had no problem facing Jake next. With things getting heated between the pair, Jake grabbed Mayweather’s hat and began running off. Mayweather immediately grabbed him and momentarily placed Jake in a headlock while several members of Mayweather’s team broke the altercation up. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1390410815606599684?s=20 While most of the media members that were in attendance were stunned by what was taking place, Logan was not. Just before Jake made his move towards Mayweather, Logan says he was informed of his plan. “Yeah, he told me he was going to do it,” said Logan while laughing. “I told him not to.” During the entire ordeal, Mayweather was irate with what just took place. “I’ll kill that motherfucker,” said Mayweather once his hat was stolen. “I don’t know who this motherfucker thinks he playing with. I don’t play those types of games, I’ll fuck you up.” In the midst of it, Jake was seen on camera taking several shots from Mayweather’s security team. Throughout it all, Logan was nowhere to be seen. Yet, before fans attack him for seemingly failing to have his little brother’s back, he says there’s a good reason why he wasn’t able to lend a helping hand. “It was a setup. He (Floyd Mayweather) had his boys get me before I could even get involved.” The post Logan Paul Laughs At Brother Jake Paul Stealing Floyd Mayweather’s Hat: “He Told Me He Was Going To Do It” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Logan Paul Laughs At Brother Jake Paul Stealing Floyd Mayweather’s Hat: “He Told Me He Was Going To Do It”

By: Hans Themistode

Logan Paul went into today's press conference with Floyd Mayweather with every intention of treating it seriously. His brother, Jake Paul, on the other hand, had other ideas.

Both Logan and Mayweather met for the first time in person earlier today to promote their June 6th showdown that will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. Mayweather warned Logan that come fight night, he’s going to end up flat on his back. As for Logan, he hurled jokes in the direction of Mayweather and claimed that the newly inducted Hall of Famer had no punching power.

Once the two finished posing for pictures, Jake sprung into action. The younger brother of Logan jumped into the face of Mayweather and challenged him to a fight. Not one to back down, Mayweather shouted back that he had no problem facing Jake next. With things getting heated between the pair, Jake grabbed Mayweather’s hat and began running off. Mayweather immediately grabbed him and momentarily placed Jake in a headlock while several members of Mayweather’s team broke the altercation up.

https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1390410815606599684?s=20

While most of the media members that were in attendance were stunned by what was taking place, Logan was not. Just before Jake made his move towards Mayweather, Logan says he was informed of his plan.

“Yeah, he told me he was going to do it,” said Logan while laughing. “I told him not to.”

During the entire ordeal, Mayweather was irate with what just took place.

“I’ll kill that motherfucker,” said Mayweather once his hat was stolen. “I don’t know who this motherfucker thinks he playing with. I don’t play those types of games, I’ll fuck you up.”

In the midst of it, Jake was seen on camera taking several shots from Mayweather’s security team. Throughout it all, Logan was nowhere to be seen. Yet, before fans attack him for seemingly failing to have his little brother’s back, he says there’s a good reason why he wasn’t able to lend a helping hand.

“It was a setup. He (Floyd Mayweather) had his boys get me before I could even get involved.”

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