Eddie Hearn and Deontay Wilder awkwardly forced to sit on a ten-hour flight together after years of trading insults


EDDIE HEARN and Deontay Wilder put their years-long feud behind them.

That’s after being forced to fly together on a TEN-HOUR plane journey.

Instagram @bronzebomberEddie Hearn and Deontay Wilder were awkwardly forced to share a ten-hour flight together[/caption]

ReutersThe rivals met after Hearn’s man Anthony Joshua agreed to fight Wilder in Saudi Arabia[/caption]

The pair shared an awkward encounter just hours after Wilder agreed to fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on December 23.

The two heavyweight giants were originally lined up to face each other in 2018 before a deal fell through.

Hearn and Wilder have exchanged verbal blows ever since.

But the duo consigned their rivalry to the dustbin after being forced to fly to America together.

Soon after AJ and Wilder signed their agreement in London, the latter headed to the airport to catch a flight back to Los Angeles.

However, he hilariously ran into long-term rival Hearn, who was also on his way to the City of Angels for a business trip.

The two men were facing a horrendous ten-hour flight sat by each other.

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But they both put their history aside and shook hands before posing for a photo together.


Wilder commented on the snap: “Damn, this is wilder than Wilder. If you know the history, they you know what’s understood; it doesn’t have to be explained.

“I will title this picture ‘Old Endings for a New Beginning’.

“Finally, the boxing fans will get what they’ve been waiting YEARS for. The only thing that stands in the way now is Dec 23.”

Revealing more details about his encounter with Wilder, Hearn told DAZN: “I got to the check-in this morning and was just very tired after a long day.

“And then I looked around and it was Deontay and Malik Scott. They were heading on the same flight as me.

“I had a good chat with Deontay. I think he’s chilled a little bit in the last year. He seems very focused ahead of a massive night of boxing.

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“We talked about the AJ fight, we made it clear from our side that we want this fight.

“There’s a lot of discussions ongoing obviously, but also said let’s not slip up in tough tests on December 23.”

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