EDDIE HEARN’s ‘diarrhoea of mouth’ caused the heavyweight unification bout between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua to fall through, according to Bob Arum.
Joshua‘s promoter, 42, was locked in talks with Arum and Frank Warren for weeks before finally agreeing to an August bout.
But just 24 hours later the fight was off, after an arbitrator ruled that Fury, 32, must face Deontay Wilder again.
Veteran Arum, 89, believes that if Hearn hadn’t taken so long, the arbitrator would have merely awarded Wilder ‘damages’ rather than a third fight.
He blasted: “Eddie has diarrhoea of the mouth.
“He can’t stop talking and he doesn’t think.
“Eddie should shut up and stop blaming other people.
“He’d be well advised to shut his mouth and look in the mirror.”
Arum then furiously added: “Eddie screwed everything up.
“The Saudis were happy to pay a tremendous site fee. Eddie got greedy, ‘Pay a bigger amount, take the TV.’
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“It dragged on for weeks. I believe if it’d just been a site fee we’d have announced and the arbitrator would’ve given Wilder damages.”
Fury will now face the American for a third time on July 24 in Las Vegas, as the Gypsy King aims to finally put the trilogy to bed.
Joshua, meanwhile, is set to face Oleksandr Usyk in September on home soil, with Tottenham Hotspur Stadium the likeliest venue.