Eddie Hearn & The Heavyweights Update
On Usyk vs Chisora
“We’re close,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “I mean both guys understand that without a gate at The O2, there’s significantly less revenue driven to that show, but both guys fancy that fight. We’re trying to get the math right. We’re trying to get the numbers right to get these guys over the line. I have to say, fair play to both of them, they are trying to find a way.”
Hearn on Oleksandr Usyk & Him Stepping Aside
“He’s not stepping aside,” said Hearn to Sky Sports. “He wants the fight – the winner of Joshua against Pulev for the WBO world title. Maybe Mr Chisora puts a spanner in the works like Alexander Povetkin did [with Dillian Whyte]. Anything could happen.
“Usyk believes he could go out, get a good win under his belt in the heavyweight division and then move on to challenge for a world title in 2021.”
Hearn on The WBC Mandatory Position
“We’ve gone from Whyte trying to win that fight (against Povetkin) to become mandatory to Fury, to him needing to win to save any chance he has of challenging for a world title,” Hearn said. “Povetkin is mandatory to Fury. The winner of this (rematch) will be mandatory to Fury — it’s just a case of when. Whyte had the date (by the end of February) locked in and, if he wins, will be pushing for that date to be reinstated.”
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