Eddie Hearn reveals Fury doesn’t want Usyk fight
By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua was willing to step aside but Tyson Fury doesn’t want the fight with Oleksandr Usyk. He simply doesn’t want it for whatever reason.
In other words, WBC heavyweight champion Fury has lost his nerve and doesn’t have it in him to take the fight with Usyk and be made to look ridiculous like Joshua was last September.
Instead, Fury wants to have an “easy one” in March rather than take a risky fight against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs).
Hearn says Fury will now face his WBC mandatory Dillian Whyte next, and he’s predicting that he’ll lose to him. ‘The Body Snathcer’ will knockout Fury, predicts Hearn, and he could be right with that prediction.
Fury looked bloody awful in his last fight against Deontay Wilder and looks like he’s aged a decade over the last three years. What happened to Fury?
Hearn: Fury don’t want it
“We would be willing to see a long-form agreement with a plan for AJ,” said Eddie Hearn to iFL TV on Joshua being willing to step aside. “Tyson Fury doesn’t want to fight Usyk in my opinion because he had the opportunity to do it during these discussions.
“When it came down to it, he really don’t want it,” Hearn continued about Fury NOT wanting to fight Usyk next. “What Fury wants to really do is have a little easy one in March. Now, he’s going to have to fight Dillian Whyte.
“By the way, after all this, he’ll get beat by Dillian Whyte. He’ll get knocked out by Dillian Whyte. But the reality is when it really came down to it, he never wanted to fight Oleksandr Usyk because he could have gone straight into a fight with Oleksandr Usyk, but he didn’t want to go straight into a fight with Oleksandr Usyk. But you won’t ever hear that and the public won’t ever hear that.
“You’ll just hear Fury screaming and shouting on Instagram, smoke & mirrors.”
“Tomorrow, there will be a purse bid. I’m very confident there will be a bid tomorrow,” said Hearn.
So there it is. Fury bottled it. He doesn’t want it from Usyk, according to Hearn. After thinking it over, Fury may have realized that he wasn’t up to the task of taking on the talented Ukrainian, and didn’t want to be made to look bad by him like Joshua did.
Oh my, what a shame. It would have been good for Fury to have saved Joshua’s career by taking on the job that he clearly didn’t fancy against Usyk, but it looks like he didn’t want any part of the talented 2012 Olympic gold medalist either. Too bad.
After Fury faces Whyte in April and loses, as Hearn is predicting, he’ll have wished that he’d gone ahead with the fight against Usyk. At least it would have looked heroic on Fury’s part in taking on Usyk.
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