Eddie Hearn lifts lid on clash with Anthony Joshua’s dad
Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed he thought AJ’s dad was going to lunge for him during their heated confrontation after the Brit’s seventh-round TKO loss to Andy Ruiz Jr earlier this month.
Hearn told iFL TV: “We don’t talk, like ever, and it was a bit of a shock and at the time I was looking at (Joshua’s dad) and thinking, ‘He might chin me now!’
“It was one of those things where he was about to chin me, and I was thinking let’s just talk after because I didn’t want that kind of situation in the ring.”
He later added: “He was gunning for everybody but unfortunately I got copped on TV.
“He said he was unhappy with the house, the set up of the house, with the referee, a whole load of stuff.
“Then when I went round the back he started again and Josh went just said, “Dad, it’s me, it’s on me, I lost, no one else’s fault’. That was all that was said.”
Tyson Fury makes retirement vow
“I’m the best of my era and if I can’t beat Tom Schwarz, I might as well retire,” Fury told the Daily Telegraph.
“There is a difference between a man who fights well under pressure, and the man who goes to the office not feeling great and still gets a victory.
“I can have a bad day, but I can still grind victories out of bad days. It’s a difference in champions. If I can’t beat Tom Schwarz then what is the point in boxing anymore? I must be shot.”
Gennady Golovkin ready for Canelo Alvarez trilogy fight
Former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has insisted he’s ready for a third showdown with Canelo Alvarez after seeing off Steve Rolls in emphatic fashion this past weekend.
“Everybody knows,” Golovkin said when asked what his future holds. “The fans know who they want me to fight next. “I’m ready for September. I’m ready for Canelo.
“Just bring him, just ask him. I’m ready.
“If you want big drama show, please tell “him. I’m ready to bring back the big-drama show.”