Dominic McGuinness and former lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla are joined by Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn for another edition of the Betfred Boxing show, as they look ahead to British boxing’s return this weekend when Josh Warrington takes on Mauricio Lara.
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Hearn also provided an update on the progress of Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, in what would be one of British boxing’s biggest ever fights.
What is it?
Hearn, who promotes Joshua, disclosed that he is in negotiations with Fury’s team, Bob Arum and Frank Warren, both aiming to finalise a two-fight series for 2021, with the first being targeted for June.
Who is it?
Dominic McGuinness, Sports Broadcaster
Anthony Crolla, former lightweight champion of the world
Eddie Hearn, Head of Matchroom Boxing
What is being said?
Hearn: “Bob Arum phoned me two nights ago and said look ‘I think you should stop talking about Fury-Joshua,’I said ‘Why?’ and he said ‘Well if you do then I’m going to have to talk about it,’ I said ‘But I’m getting asked about it 10 times a day, what do you want me to say?’
“Truth is we’ve sent a contact to Bob Arum and Top Rank and they have come back with their points which are quite minimal and we’re working through them.
“Our plan is to get this fight announced, to let the public know that both guys have signed for this fight and we will go out and talk to the relevant sites and countries where we’ve had approaches for and boxing the official site and the date. Hopefully you’ll get that first announcement to say done and dusted in the next two weeks.”
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Where can I see more?
Source: Betfred YouTube Channel