(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The self-styled Gypsy King, who is aligned with Hearn’s rival promoters Warren and Bob Arum, launched a verbal assault aimed at the Matchroom boss after being angered by how the super-middleweight unification fight between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders has been promoted.
Fury and Saunders have been close friends for years and are currently both training out in Las Vegas ahead of the latter’s May 8 blockbuster showdown with pound-for-pound star Canelo.
Heavyweight champion Fury, who has been hugely critical of Hearn in the past and is set to fight his main attraction Anthony Joshua in July this year, has accused him of favouring Canelo in how he’s marketed the fight despite also being Saunders’ promoter.
‘I think Matchroom boxing and Eddie Hearn are absolute w*****s,’ Fury said in a video on his Instagram story.
‘They are up Canelo Alvarez’s ring piece a million miles, look on the f***ing webpage. “Oh Canelo, Canelo” – do you promote Billy Joe or not you w***ing p****.
‘Frank Warren is worth 10 of you Eddie, you little sausage. He knows how to promote fighters, that’s why he’s a Hall of Fame promoter.’