Hearn labels Tyson Fury “the most unentertaining fighter” he’s ever seen
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury’s comments about Anthony Joshua being a “slow” plodder level fighter seems to have struck a nerve with promoter Eddie Hearn, who fired back in calling him “unentertaining fighter,” and that he’s never been involved in an exciting fight during his career.
Fury didn’t like what he saw from IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) in his 7th round TKO win over challenger Alexander Povetkin last Saturday night at Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Fury might have been more bothered by Joshua failing to acknowledge him as a potential opponent for his April 13 fight. Joshua only mentioned Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte as the candidates for his fight in April. That means Joshua believes that Wilder will beat Fury. If Joshua believed the Wilder-Fury fight were a 50-50 affair, as he did in Wilder’s last fight against Luis Ortiz, then he would be mentioning Fury as a possible option for his April 13 fight. Joshua isn’t doing that. He’s only talking about Wilder.
Fury took to Instagram after the Joshua-Povetkin fight to give his opinion about how poor Joshua looked. Fury didn’t really say anything that other boxing fans weren’t already saying. Joshua was trailing Povetkin going into round seven in the eyes of a lot of fans. Joshua looked lost until Povetkin got tired in the 7th and was bailed out by his punching power.
“I don’t want to be disrespectful, but Tyson Fury is the most unentertaining fighter I’ve ever seen,” Hearn said. “He’s never been in a good fight in his whole career, apart from [Steve] Cunningham, where he got knocked down.”
It’s interesting that Hearn says this about Fury, because he said last Saturday night that he hopes he beats WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in their fight on December 1. Hearn is actively rooting for Fury to beat Wilder, as he hopes to make fight between him and Joshua. Joshua vs. Fury would play out big in the UK due to both of them bring Brits. Wilder might not be as big a fight for Joshua. Plus, Wilder is a heck of a lot more dangerous for Joshua, who is easy to hit and struggles in almost all of his fights. There’s drama in Joshua’s fights because you never know if he’s going to win for sure unless he’s fighting someone that is completely over-matched.
“I have to say the saddest thing ever the British fight fans will never get to see Fury vs Joshua,” Fury said on his social media site.
Fury, 29, believes for some reason that he’s never going to get a fight against Joshua. Fury needs to relax. Joshua WILL fight him in time no matter how badly he loses to Wilder on December 1. Fury is the biggest payday for Joshua as far as UK fighters go. The boxing
“That’s a crying shame! It’s the biggest British fight in history of boxing in Briton but sky & Matchroom have robbed the paying public again. Ask your self why don’t they want this?” Fury said on his Twitter.
If Fury wants the Joshua fight on April 13, all he needs to do is beat Wilder in the same way he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. If Fury beats Wilder in a huge upset, then he’ll get the fight against Joshua. Beating Wilder is easier said than done.
“Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua is the biggest fight in world boxing and stylistically it is the most exciting match-up you could possible make in boxing,” Hearn said.