clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Eddie Hearn rips ‘idiot’ Deontay Wilder for demanding 60/40 split to fight Anthony Joshua

New, comments

Hearn says he’s too busy for time-wasters.

Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew Press Conference Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn got pretty vexed following a long night in Boston where his fighter, Demetrius Andrade, took home the WBO middleweight title.

When asked by IFL TV about Deontay Wilder saying he deserves a 60/40 split in his favor to fight Anthony Joshua, Hearn flatly called Wilder an idiot.

“I’m sick and tired of idiots out there who thinks he wants the fight. How stupid do you have to be to think Deontay Wilder wants this fight? Just listen to what he’s saying.

“‘I want 60/40,” Hearn mocked. “Fuck off, mate. You ain’t earn $3 million bucks. Fucks sake... You could walk up any city, any high street, any town in the world and ask anyone who Deontay Wilder is — no one’s got a fucking clue!”

“He ain’t even gonna do 300 [thousand] buys on pay-per-view [against Tyson Fury], on Showtime. You want 60/40 [against Joshua]? Idiot. Fucking, don’t waste our time. Don’t use Joshua’s name to try and gain profile and publicity.

“Maybe he’s just saying it, I don’t know, but if that’s what he really thinks, please don’t waste my fucking time. I’m really fucking busy...no time for time-wasters...It’s just so, so draining.”