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Eddie Hearn: “Dillian Whyte should take priority over Anthony Joshua and Fury”

After the official announcement of the Matchrooms Fight Camp, JD Sports hosted a live Q&A with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. During the Q&A, Eddie discussed the Undisputed fight, Whyte’s WBC title shot and his thoughts on Mike Tyson’s return to boxing.

After the official announcement of the Matchrooms Fight Camp, JD Sports hosted a live Q&A with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. During the Q&A, Eddie discussed the Undisputed fight, Whyte’s WBC title shot and his thoughts on Mike Tyson’s return to boxing.

Whyte, who’s due to face Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom’s HQ during Fight Camp, has been the mandatory WBC title challenger since last July and has even opened legal proceedings against the WBC over his title shot being repeatedly delayed and pushed back to February 2021.

“It’s very difficult as the world wants to see the undisputed fight, but everybody wants to see Dillian Whyte get what he deserves which is a shot at the world heavyweight title” said Eddie, “For me, it’s almost like Dillian Whyte should take priority over Anthony Joshua and Fury. He deserves that fight, he’s been told that fight must happen by February 21 and we’ll be doing everything we can to deliver that”.

Talking about the highly-anticipated undisputed fight, Eddie went on to say, “I believe that the undisputed fight will happen next year with Anthony Joshua, but listen, maybe it’s with Dillian Whyte, maybe it’s against Deontay Wilder, you could not rule anything out in this world, especially in heavyweight boxing. But you know, we are 100% committed to make sure Dillian Whyte gets what he deserves, and he should be commended time and time again because he’s the one that’s ready to fight.”

Heavyweight boxing legend, Mike Tyson, is due to make a comeback to boxing for the first time since his last fight on 11th June 2005. When asked about it, Eddie didn’t seem convinced that it was the best idea. “It’s hard to knock Mike Tyson isn’t it, you certainly wouldn’t want to knock him to his face but he is getting on a bit you know and if you watch his last fight again against Kevin McBride you know he’s not going to have got any better since that last fight and he weren’t great then.”

“So I’d like to see him chill out and just use training to stay healthy. But listen, if he wants to make a comeback, I’m not going to argue with him”.

Matchrooms Fight Camp is due to start on August 1st and will consist of 4 fight weeks, with 5 fights per show, ending with the Whyte vs Povetkin on August 22nd.

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