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Eddie Hearn fires back at Andre Ward for comments on Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte fight


Eddie Hearn has fired back at Andre Ward over his apparent objection to a heavyweight showdown between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.

Fury came out on top in his trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder at the weekend, knocking the American out in the 11th round of a heavyweight classic in Las Vegas.

He was forced to pull himself off the canvas twice on the night, before demonstrating his tremendous powers of recovery by going on and putting Wilder down to the point of no return.

Now the Gypsy King will have to defend his WBC title against either Whyte or Otto Wallin, who are set to battle it out to become mandatory challenger for the strap on October 30.



Eddie Hearn has fired back at Andre Ward over his apparent objection to a heavyweight showdown between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte

While it is certainly no foregone conclusion, Whyte will be expected to prevail and set up an all-British clash with Fury early next year.

Hearn, Whyte’s long-time promoter, is desperate to make that match-up and even claimed in an interview with iFL TV that it would sell out a stadium in the UK.

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Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder
Fury knocked Wilder out to retain his WBC title at the weekend



Dillian Whyte reacts to victory over Mariusz Wach after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Mariusz Wach during the Matchroom Boxing 'Clash on the Dunes' show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
He will have to defend it against Whyte if the latter beats Otto Wallin on October 30

“As fans, we should be calling for Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte,” the Matchroom chief said.

“Imagine the build-up, imagine the fight. It does well over a million PPV buys, sells out a stadium. That is the fight. The winner fights the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua II.”

However, Ward clearly doesn’t agree with Hearn on the matter.



Andre Ward attends The D'USSE Lounge At Ward-Kovalev 2: "The Rematch" on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada
But Ward clearly isn’t a fan of the match-up between Fury and Whyte



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The former two-weight world champion quote tweeted a post with those quotes and simply said: “Eddie, stop it.”

Hearn then hit straight back and replied: “With AJ confirmed rematching Usyk, name a better bigger fight?”

Joshua activated his rematch clause with Usyk, who outclassed him to become the new unified heavyweight champion on September 25, at the weekend.



Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk go head to head during the weigh-in as promoter Eddie Hearn looks on
Fury or Whyte could face the winner of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch for the undisputed crown next summer

The crestfallen star is due to lock horns with his Ukrainian tormentor early next year, and should he avenge that previous defeat Joshua will likely face Fury, Whyte or Wallin for the undisputed crown in the summer.





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