According to Eddie Hearn, Tyson Fury’s bid to fight UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Nganou is just ‘exciting nonsense’.
Matchroom Boss will have more matches with 33-year-old WBC King against mandatory challenger Dillian White or former Unified Champion Anthony Joshua.
But the Gypsy King is having fun calling Cameron the knockout sensation on Twitter instead.
The undefeated superstar of 6ft 9in has offered to fight The Predator under boxing rules but with the UFC’s dangerous 4oz gloves.
And Ngannou replied with an invite into the octagon with standard boxing gloves instead.
Hearn will largely handle the serious business of negotiating a deal to face Fury, but is enjoying the show.
“I think it’s bullshit, but it’s all good,” he said after launching his and DAZN’s stacked debut in 2022.
“Anything that gets people talking is good.
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“It’s exciting to think about the prospect of Tyson Fury fighting Francis Nganou anywhere, in the ring or in the cage. But I don’t see it happening anytime soon.
“Anything like that drives fan engagement, which is good, it’s good for Tyson and Francis Nganou, boxing and the UFC.
“Anything that gets people talking is good news.”
White is furious that the WBC has ordered him to accept only 20 percent of his purse for a potential fight with Fury, especially since he is their interim champion.
Hearn expects Tuesday’s purge bids to be pushed back to help all parties come to an agreement, and he always confirms Bullish – which has been the sanctioning body’s No. 1 contender since 2017 – disappoints. has dried up.
He added: “We exchanged some messages earlier this week and Dillion is not one to accept anything that isn’t fair.
“If I were Dillian White, I would be tired too, but I think his team did a good job of protecting him from that.
“His management and legal team have worked hard to get Dillian what he deserves and many people would have given up long ago.
“Sometimes these things are a battle of endurance because it’s legal letter after letter, case after case, petitions, just tireless work.
“But they’re not going to give up and they’ll keep fighting for what Dillian White deserves.”
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