Eddie Hearn, promoter for unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, doesn't know what to make of the recent postponement to the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy fight.
Fury was scheduled to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Wilder on July 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
But, last Thursday it was revealed that Fury had tested positive for COVID-19 - which in turn is going to delay the trilogy fight. It's being reported that an outbreak occurred in Fury's camp - with the boxer and as many as nine members of his team being infected.
According to reports, both camps are now looking for a date in the month of October.
When the news broke, conspiracy theories ran wild on social media. There were some critics who felt the fight was intentionally being postponed due to poor tickets sales at T-Mobile. And other critics believe there were issues in Fury's camp.
“Whether it’s COVID related, whether it’s they haven’t sold any tickets, whether it was worry that the pay-per-view was going to flop, whether it was Fury’s camp wasn’t going great, I have no idea," Hearn told IFL TV.
“I’m sure someone has got COVID, and it’s not an unusual occurrence. I think when you look at the manifest and the [amount of] seats available online [for T-Mobile], you look at how few tickets were sold for the event – it does start stinking a little bit.
“But I’m sure there’s some truth to it. October is a bit weird. It’s all a bit weird. The fight might be delayed because someone in the camp has got COVID.
"An hour later, Fury’s got COVID, and then an hour later, it’s off. Top Rank said, ‘No, it’s not off at the moment, we’ll keep you updated.’ Then a half an hour later, it’s off. Who knows? It’s very difficult, when he had the dealings which we had [with Fury’s team], to believe anything.”