Arum: Eddie Hearn should button his lip

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum lashed back at rival promoter Eddie Hearn for speculating that WBC heavyweight Tyson Fury could face a suspension after a farmer made a claim in a British tabloid that he lied to UKAD (the British anti-doping agency) about selling “uncastrated wild boar” meat to Team Fury to explain why Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury both tested positive for nandrolone in 2015. Hearn opined that if Fury were suspended, his fighter WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte should become full WBC champion.

“We have to be cognizant of the participant’s feelings. The people’s feelings,” Arum told IFL. “We can’t start making projections based on ‘what if?’ That’s really harmful. So I would advise my friend Eddie Hearn to button his lip.

“It may be hard for him to keep out of the papers, and to keep out of the television. But he’s got to do it. He can’t keep speculating based on nonsense. That’s nonsensical, and he shouldn’t do it. I’ve read about the allegations. They’re so far-fetched. Why now, when Fury’s won the championship, does this guy open up his mouth? It seems to me to be totally beyond the pale and ridiculous.”

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  • IMO Hearn should be ignored. Take the title away from Fury, and give it to Whyte for some bogus allegations that happened years ago, wouldn’t be right, it could be utterly unfair.
    And for Whyte, a shame that would go with him for ever, as champion product of a corrupt action.

    • Finally getting close to one real champion, and they can’t wait to start creating more artificial titles.

    • Thats a cop out!!! You guys are so desperate for a champion you dont care if he cheated and put lives at risk in the process. Sport is dangerous enough. This issue should be investigated. Real fans want to know the truth. Fury has a bunch of questioning and allegations. Where there’s smoke there’s fire.
      From what I see, Fury simply does bad business. He even stiffed the guy that lied for him.

      • the paper is a TABLOID! a tabloid paper like national enquirer. you know what that is? (prob not considering wilder fans low i.q.) a tabloid is FAKE NEWS! ego, fred, young pharaoh, all running with a FAKE, TABLOID news story, lmao

  • For once I agree with Arum. The other thing is that (if true – and I doubt it) it would be difficult to prove and the farmer could get himself into trouble from both the police and the Fury’s.
    Maybe Hearn is saying that WBC should treat Fury as he treated Whyte but 2 wrongs don’t make a right in this case

  • Does anybody see Whyte for anything more than what he is ?…..A rarely prepared , Out of shape , unmotivated fighter ?

  • All of them Hearn, Warren and most of all Arum needs to shut it. Arum is definitely jealous of Hearn.

  • If fury should get suspended for anything it’s him tampering with his gloves! I personally think his rematch with Wilder should be ruled a no contest.

  • No matter the case of 2015.. The date alone makes this allegation to be 5 years ago. This was not last year or even the year before therefore there is NO BEARING on his fights with Wilder. In fact.. IN THAT VERY ALLEGED TIME.. FURY RETIRED FOR A FEW YEARS.. This is dead in the water. I don’t care for Arum Or Hearn but this time it’s pretty classless and thirsty reach for Arum to entertain such a foolish, long removed situation. Does anyone remember how many times they had a bowel movement in 2015? How many good movies did you watch in 2015? Real good chance nobody remembers…If I ran a red light in 2015 and got a ticket in 2020 for it.. I have a good reason to fight that ticket. If my dog urinated on a rug several months ago and I whack his but with a newspaper.. It doesn’t fix.. It merely co fuses and likely causes anger. We can’t be sure nor should we consider allegations 5 years ago.. Since then, Fury Outpointed Wladimir Klitschko in a one sided fight in Germany and also made wilder look like a beginner in the first fight and destroyed him in the second.. ALL WITH TOTALLY CLEAN RESULTS. LETS STICK TO FACTS AND CURRENT TIMES(not unproven stories from half a decade ago).

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