Arum rips Eddie Hearn over Fury camp rumor
By Scott Gilfoid: Bob Arum blew his stack on Tuesday when asked about the rumors that Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has been hearing about Tyson Fury’s training ahead of his fight this Saturday against Deontay Wilder.
Hearn said that he’d heard something from his sources that has changed his mind about Fury being able to defeat WBC heavyweight champion Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) in their rematch. Some of the rumors:
- Fury isn’t doing much sparring due to the risk of his cut reopening from his last fight. He needed 46 stitches to close a gaping cut over his right eye from his last fight against Otto Wallin just five months ago. With a cut like that, five months is not a lot of time for it to heal.
- Stamina not being good. Fury appears to have lost a lot of weight in camp, and he’s now really thin. That would obviously be something that could hurt Fury’s stamina and strength.
Arum asks who’s the source for Hearn’s information. As far as Arum is concerned, he knows what’s going on in camp, and there are no problems with Fury.
Hearn needs to grow up – Bob Arum
“I don’t know what he’s hearing. I’m here, I know everything, my guys are in every minute that I’m not in. What the hell is he talking about,” said Arum to IFL TV in addressing the rumors that Hearn is hearing about Fury getting worked over in sparring? Eddie Hearn runs from the mouth.
“I’m sure he heard that from somebody. But again, you have to be a little cautious about what you talk about, and what you say. Who is this guy? The guy that sweeps my gym is his source? Eddie really has to learn to grow up,” said Arum.
Fury sure does look thin to the point where he might be weaker than he normally is. On top of that, it would be crazy for Fury to spar given the massive cut he suffered against Wallin.
The weight loss in itself seems like a bad idea for Fury. He did well when he was chubby for the first Wilder fight in 2018. Why would Fury want to tinker with the success that he had last time by dieting, and trimming off the weight for his rematch? Losing weight will likely make Fury weak, and that his whole probably the last time he fought Wilder. He couldn’t punch hard enough to keep him off of him.
Arum reveals how Fury can beat Wilder
“If you’re Tyson Fury, who is an intelligent fighter who is a great boxer, you don’t stay in there for long periods of time with Deontay Wilder, who really has that concussive power in his right hand,” said Arum.
“So what do you do to match that? You keep your boxing skills, but you try early on to hurt Deontay Wilder to give him body shots early on to slow him up, and to prevent him from being as powerful as he is with that right hand.
“That’s how you beat a guy that can fight you for 11 1/2 rounds, and not win a minute of any round, and yet win the fight by knocking you out,” said Arum in giving his view on how Fury can beat Wilder.
“You don’t let that happen, and the only way you prevent that from happening is to knock him out or hurt him so badly that you take away his weapons. That’s my opinion. I think that’s what Tyson’s opinion is. We’ll have to see on Saturday night,” said Arum.
Fury will be a better fighter with Sugar Hill – Arum
“I think it’ll make him a much better fighter having an alliance with Sugar Hill,” said Arum about Fury. “Sugar Hill learned from his uncle Emanuel Steward, who in my era and my time, was the best trainer in the world. I really believe we’re going to see a new and improved Tyson Fury.
“The difference with Ben [Davison] was when they trained, you knew who the boss was. The boss was Tyson Fury. With this training, and I’ve watched it week in and week out. In that training, the boss is Sugar Hill Steward.,” said Arum.
The idea that Arum has for Fury to try and hurt Wilder sounds whacko. If Fury tries to go after Wilder to hurt him with one of his power shots, he’s going to get blasted to smithereens. It’s going to be worse for Fury if he’s as weak as he looks right now from his dieting, and weight loss regime. What little power that Fury had, to begin with, will be gone, and he’ll be a tall punching bag for Wilder to bowl over with his right-hand shots.
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