Tyson Fury “piping up because Anthony Joshua fighting” in 2 weeks says Eddie Hearn

By Boxing News - 08/06/2022 - Comments

By Sam Volz: Eddie Hearn says the reason Tyson Fury is suddenly coming out of the woodwork to post on social media now is that Anthony Joshua will be fighting Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch in a couple of weeks on August 20th.

WBC heavyweight champion Fury posted on social media on Saturday, saying he’s “the best heavyweight in the world.” Hearn feels that Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) is just trying to get his name out there so that boxing fans can view him as the guy to fight the Joshua vs. Usyk II winner.

With Fury telling everyone he’s retired and only interested in doing exhibition matches, he’s made himself non-relevant in the eyes of the boxing public.

As such, instead of fans talking about Fury being the one to face the Joshua-Usyk II winner, people are looking at the winner of the September fight between Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker.

You can expect Fury to do a lot of talking in the next two weeks because there’s going to be a ton of fan interest in the Joshua-Usyk fight.

If Fury doesn’t stake his claim now as the guy to fight the winner, then you can bet the Joyce vs. Parker winner will.

“‘I’m the best heavyweight in the world?’ Yeah, because Anthony Joshua is obviously fighting in a couple of weeks, so he’s going to start piping up again,” said Eddie Hearn to iFL TV in reacting to Tyson Fury’s video on social media on Saturday.

“All eyes are on AJ in Saudi in two weeks tonight. It’s unbelievable how quickly it’s come around. A little week this week of us locking in our schedule for September, October, and November, and then off to Saudi to see AJ do the business,” said Hearn.

“One, he’s going to motivate him. Two, he’s going to show him how to fight against a southpaw, and three, he believes he can win the fight. That’s one thing that you need in your corner. A trainer that believes in you,” said Tim Bradley to Max on Boxing about what Anthony Joshua’s new trainer Robert Garcia brings to the table.

“Garcia is a great trainer. I just don’t know if they have enough time right now,” said Max Kellerman about Joshua’s new trainer Robert Garcia.