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Hearn wants Fury to beef up Sheffield card on 10/24

By Scott Gilfoid: As I predicted earlier, Eddie Hearn needs a big name for his Kell Brook vs. Diego Chaves fight card on October 24th on Sky Box Office at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, UK. Hearn isn’t going to take his fight card off of Sky Box Office PPV despite the fact that Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury has been pulled from the same PPV event after Klitschko suffered a leg injury during his preparation for the Fury fight.

It was supposed to be Klitschko-Fury and Brook-Chaves in a split site card on Sky Box Office. That isn’t happening, and Hearn is starting to show signs desperation at trying to find a big name. But get this; Hearn wants Fury to fight on the Brook-Chaves card. Is that desperation or what?

Hearn believes it’s possible if Wladimir’s injury problem lingers to January or February. Even if Wladimir’s injury does extend that far into the future, Hearn will need permission from Klitschko and his management before he can go ahead and snatch Fury to beef up his Brook vs. Chaves card.

I don’t think Wladimir will agree to let Fury taking a fight against another opponent while he’s healing up. I could be wrong though. I think it might be too risky due to the danger of Fury getting cut or suffering some other kind of injury that would take months and months to heal.

“I don’t know if contractually he’s [Fury] allowed to fight in the interim – we will have to see – but if he can then we want him in Sheffield,” Hearn said to the Dailymail.co.uk about Fury fighting on the Brook vs. Chaves card on October 24th. “It all depends what the contract says, he might need to get permission from Klitschko. If they rearrange it for November or December then it’s obviously not possible but if the new date is not until January or February then it’s possible.”

Hearn had better get on the phone with Klitschko and his gray-haired manager Bernd Boente something quick because I don’t think they’re going to give Hearn the green light to let Fury fight on his Brook vs. Chaves card. I do think Fury would jump at the chance of staying active for an easy payday against a fodder opponent, but getting permission from Klitschko and his manager might prove to be next to impossible.

“At the moment he [Fury] probably wants to fight and let off some steam, it’s in his blood,” Hearn said. “In fact, after this news he’s probably looking around for someone to have a fight with.”

My guess is Wladimir is going to come out with an announcement a week from now saying that he expects to be completely healed by mid-November. Once he does that, there will be no way on Earth that Fury will be able to take a risky stay busy fight on Hearn’s card on October 24th in Sheffield.

“It’s early days but we’re looking to add a big fight to Sheffield so if that call comes from Team Fury then we’d grab the opportunity with both hands,” Hearn said.

I think Hearn should forget all about trying to get Fury on his card for 10/24, and instead focus on grabbing Anthony Joshua and throwing him on the October 24th card against the likes of Dereck Chisora or some other beatable British fighter that Joshua can wipe out in one round.

There’s very little risk if Hearn puts Joshua on the card and puts him in with the typical weak opponent that he’s been matching him against since he turned pro in 2013. Unless Joshua is going to stand up on his hind legs and say ‘no’ to Hearn, I think he can probably get away with adding Joshua to the card for a nice one rounder against one of Hearn’s specials.


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