The Matchroom Boxing supremo has been working tirelessly to get the all-British heavyweight unification match over the line. It appears set to go ahead in late July or early August, likely in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
While he stopped short of giving timelines, Hearn told fans during an Instagram Q and A that he remains bullish about the state of negotiations.
Fury vs Joshua very close
“I’m not giving you any more dates because I keep missing ’em. All I can tell you is, contracts have been signed and the fighters agree on an offer that has come in.
“We’re tying up the date and the venue and the site agreement, which is on about its fourth draft. It is on the doorstep, ready to be delivered.”
Hearn meanwhile remains tight-lipped on reports that he is about to leave Sky Sports in the UK for a five-year pact with streaming platform DAZN. He already has an eight-year deal with a reported $1billion with DAZN in the United States.
“I’m not gonna talk too much about that, there will be an announcement soon about our TV contracts, about which way we go.”
One thing Hearn was happy to wax lyrical about, was the prospect of another Matchroom Fight Camp this summer.
Last year the likes of Katie Taylor and Dillian Whyte fighting in the back garden of Matchroom’s palatial HQ was a pandemic highlight. Eddie believes this year’s version will be way way better.
Fight Camp ready to explode
“Fight Camp is gonna be off the charts this summer. Off. The. Charts. Back in the garden, with a crowd. Imagine the last Fight Camp, turn up the fights by 10.”
Hearn also provided an update on the prospect of a Savannah Marshall vs Claressa Shields superfight. He expects the bout to take place in October, and says discussions will take place this week.