Boxing news: Eddie Hearn reveals Deontay Wilder’s next two fights are already done

Boxing news: Eddie Hearn reveals Deontay Wilder's next two fights are already done

Wilder wanted to rematch Fury this summer (Picture: Getty)Eddie Hearn claims Deontay Wilder has already been told his next two fights will be against Luis Ortiz and Adam Kownacki.
Wilder is scheduled to fight his mandatory Dominic Breazeale next month in New York.
Fight fans are crossing their fingers Wilder will rematch Tyson Fury or take on fellow champion Anthony Joshua in the near future, but Hearn revealed the WBC champion’s team has other plans.
‘What worries me is that everybody in the business tells me that he [Wilder] has been told – and all these fighters have been told – that his next fights are Luis Ortiz and Adam Kownacki,’ Hearn told Barbershop Conversations.

Hearn promotes Joshua (Picture: Getty)‘And that worries me because the only fight we want next is Deontay. They’ve got a plan to fight these other guys in place.’
Fury pulled out of talks with Wilder for their rematch earlier this year and it now appears the British heavyweight does not intend to fight the American again until 2020 at the earliest.
The Gypsy King’s new promotional deal with Top Rank has complicated negotiations with the heavyweight champions, but Frank Warren has repeatedly insisted Fury will fight Wilder again in the near future.
Fury fights little-known German heavyweight Tom Schwarz in June in Las Vegas and is expected to have another tune-up bout before the end of the year.

Wilder is unlikely to rematch Fury this year (Picture: Getty)Joshua, Fury and Wilder have blamed each other for fights not happening, but the fact is each man is now tied to different promotional and broadcast giants.
While Hearn claims Wilder is already tied up, the Matchroom promoter is scrambling to find a replacement opponent for Jarrell Miller.
The American has been axed from his fight with Joshua at Madison Square Garden after testing positive for three different banned substances.
Ortiz was the frontrunner to face Joshua, but the Cuban ruled himself out of the running this week after talks with Hearn broke down.
Joshua is aiming to announce his new opponent by next week.


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