EDDIE HEARN lost his rag at fellow promoters who claim he hasn't started talks to arrange Anthony Joshua's superfight with Tyson Fury.
The boxing world is desperate to see an all-British bout to decide who will become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
AJ needs to dismantle Bulgarian brute Kubrat Pulev in June while Fury has his third and final scrap with Deontay Wilder lined up later in the summer.
And if the pair win as expected, it will set up a huge money showdown that Hearn claims will go ahead around Christmas.
Joshua's promoter insisted on Wednesday that he had started negotiating with the Gypsy King’s US co-promoter Bob Arum.
It led to Frank Warren brutally dismissing Hearn's claims as "bulls***.”
But Hearn pulled no punches in his response and fired back to IFL TV: "Of course I f***ing have [spoken to Bob Arum].
"Firstly, I've been negotiating the Pulev fight with him. How many times have I spoken to Bob Arum in the last three weeks? Half a dozen, a dozen.
"How many times have I spoken to Arum since the Fury fight? Four times.
"Of course I've spoken to Bob Arum. Do you think Bob's not going to call me and talk about it?"
Arum, who also looks after Pulev's fights, is backing the Bulgarian to shock Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The 88-year-old boxing icon said: “Don’t just assume that Joshua will still be around at the end of the year because I don’t think he will be, I think Pulev will beat him.
“But, if Tyson and Joshua both come through their fights then Frank and I, as Fury’s promoters, will sit down with Eddie Hearn, or whoever, and figure out when and where to do a Fury vs Joshua fight.
“I would not make a deal for that fight without my partner Frank Warren there.
“It is premature to discuss that fight. We will only hold talks once the two fighters come through their fights and then everyone else must be in the room."
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