EDDIE HEARN has hit back at Frank Warren's scathing rant following the latest collapse of a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
The Gyspy King got fans' hopes up of the long-awaited Battle of Britain finally coming to fruition last month by claiming to have sent a contract for a shock September showdown to his long-time rival.
Fury's latest claim was quickly denied by Joshua's team and prompted a scathing response from Frank Warren, who claimed Joshua and Hearn were "full of s**t."
Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn was left perplexed by Warren's rant, telling iFL TV: "That was just bizarre.
"I was like 'What the f*** is going on here?'. He said that he will sign or forge the contract?"
Hearn is on good terms with Warren's son, George, and believes he should be at the forefront of Queensberry Promotion's negotiations going forward.
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The 44-year-old said: "We've got a really nice thing going with George Warren.
"I don't mean this disrespectfully because my old man is one of them, but these older boys have got to go and have a sit-down.
"What Frank Warren does is completely ruin any chance of the fight getting made.
"Me and George will speak and agree to not saying anything, to that respect we've said nothing. Frank comes out with that."
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Veteran promoter Warren pleaded with Joshua to reconsider his decision to prioritise his plans to have another warm-up fight before facing Deontay Wilder in December.
And Hearn believes the public plea to AJ wreaked of desperation.
He said: "It looked so desperate because they are desperate, they have no offer from Saudi Arabia and they have no fight."
Despite Joshua being lined up for a long-awaited grudge match with Wilder, Hearn is still open to pitting the former unified heavyweight king in a domestic dust-up with Fury.
He said: "We have an offer without a contract so we need to wait on that contract.
"Don't forget that Frank has never done a fight with Saudi Arabia, I have done two fights.
"I'm well up for talking about the Fury fight in September, but we have our plan for August and December.
"Do you think interviews like that are going to help, 'Anthony Joshua, you're a coward'.
"You've absolutely lost your mind. What are you doing, is that the sign of someone trying to make a fight?
"The public have wised up to Frank Warren and Tyson Fury, they aren't falling for it any more and we aren't falling for it any more.
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"We will make the fight and talk about it sensibly.
"But what we won't get into is 'Sign the contract you p*****s'. What's that?"
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