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Bob Arum: ‘Eddie Hearn can’t keep his mouth shut,’ Fury vs. Whyte still happening on April 23rd

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By Barry Holbrook: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says Eddie Hearn can’t keep his mouth shut when it comes to talking about his fighters, particularly the upcoming April 23rd title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.

Hearn has been saying there are a lot of problems with the event, and he said on Thursday that he isn’t sure if the Fury vs. Whyte fight will take place or not. He thinks it most likely will, but he’s still not sure.

Not surprisingly, Arum doesn’t like the way Hearn is talking about his event because he says he would never do that for one of his events.

In fairness to Hearn, he’s talking about the Fury-Whyte fight because he works with Whyte, and he’s very interested in making a match between Anthony Joshua and Fury in late 2022 or in 2023.

In seemingly every interview, Hearn is being asked by the media about his thoughts on the Fury vs. Whyte fight, so naturally, he’s going to chime in with his honest thoughts.

If the fight doesn’t happen between WBC heavyweight champion Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) and Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs), it would be a huge disappointment for not only both fighters but for the boxing fans.

They want to see the fight, not because it’s the best one that can be made, but because it’s an interesting one that will have a bearing on what happens later this year.

“Right, and it’s Whyte’s biggest payday and so forth. Eddie Hearn can’t keep his mouth shut,” said Bob Arum to Fighthype when told that hearn had said that there are a lot of problems with the Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte event for April 23rd.

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“I never talk about an Eddie Hearn fight,” Arum continued. “Why? Not because I’m a good guy, but his fight is his fight. It’s none of my business. Eddie Hearn, everything is his business.

“It’s not like he hurts us. Now, he said we banned him from going to the fight. We only banned him if he doesn’t have a ticket. If he has a ticket, he can go. He’s going to carry Whyte’s [spit] bucket, he said, so he can get to the fight. What kind of crazy s*** is that?

“Come on, there’s a secondary market and so forth or if he called me up, you don’t think I’d get him a ticket?” said Arum when told that the tickets are sold out for the Fury-Whyte fight on April 23rd at Wembley Stadium in London.

“Eddie’s father [Barry] is a dear friend of mine. We worked together for years. We’ve had plenty of dinners together. Eddie is a kid compared to me. Everybody is a kid,” said Arum.

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