Hearn interested in managing Tyson Fury
By Jeff Aranow: If Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn gets his way, he’ll soon be guiding the career of former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs). Hearn is very interested in taking over the management of the 29-year-old Fury’s career, and getting him back in fighting once again. Fury hasn’t fought in 2 years due to him having lost his boxing license.
Hearn wants to match Fury against his flagship fighter IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua when he does resume his career in the future. Hearn wants that fight to take place next year late.
Hearn believes that with Fury under his management, he can put him in the biggest shows and match him against Joshua. However, Hearn only has 1 big heavyweight name in his stable. Hearn’s other fighters aren’t worth much for Fury to fight. Unless Hearn is interested in matching Fury against Joshua for the remainder of his career, he’s going to need a lot more than just 1 big name.
Fury can make good money fighting non-Matchroom Sport fighters like Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin.
”I understand that he is a free agent. I don’t know the ins and outs of that but certainly if he was we would be very interested in working with Tyson Fury,” said Hearn to skysports.com. “He needs the right advice, he wants to box on the biggest shows, be a box office fighter and fight AJ, I can deliver all those things,” said Hearn.
If Hearn signs Fury to add him to his promotional team, it would give another piece to play with for his small group of heavyweights in his Matchroom Sport promotional team. Hearn has a huge amount of the top fighters in the UK. However, it doesn’t work out well for all of them, as we saw with James DeGale, Lee Selby and Luis Ortiz.
Just because you’re with Hearn doesn’t mean he’s going to be able to turn you into a star. Hearn’s latest project is former WBA middleweight champion Danny Jacobs, who he believes will beat Gennady Golovkin, Saul Canelo Alvarez and David Lemieux to become the best fighter in the middleweight division.
Fury is hoping the December UK Anti-Doping hearing goes well for him so he can return to the sport of boxing to resume his career. Hearn has already spoken to Fury about giving him a boost up by helping him get back into the ring
“We can give him the biggest heavyweight fights and ultimately work towards the biggest fight in British boxing history,” said Hearn about Fury.
It’s unclear whether Hearn is going to try and tie Fury signing with his Matchroom Sport stable as a condition for him to get a fight against Joshua. It would be a pity if the Joshua vs. Fury fight doesn’t get made due to Hearn asking Fury to agree to be part of his Matchroom Sport stable as a condition.