Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Eddie Hearn Takes Aim At Tyson Fury
A boxing showdown between the current heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury would be one for the ages. Providing the two get through their upcoming fights, the world will finally witness them lock horns in the ring. It is the fight everyone wants to see, and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has presumably started building hype around it.
Taking A Dig At Fury
In an interview with Sky Sports (as transcribed by The Mac Life), Hearn took a dig at Fury, saying that Joshua’s resume is far superior than his, and that it’s ”laughable” to compare the kind of competition the two megastars have fought.
“It makes me laugh when people look at AJ’s resume. Maybe I’m seeing something other people don’t?” Hearn said. “I mean Dillian Whyte, Dominic Breazeale, Wladimir Klitschko, Joseph Parker, Alexander Povetkin, Carlos Takam previously that I missed out, Andy Ruiz, Kubrat Pulev. These are consecutive fights. You don’t see Tom Schwarz, Otto Wallin, Sefer Serferi. Who is the other geezer? I can’t even remember his name, the Italian bloke? And then Agit Kabayel. I mean it’s laughable when you compare the two resumes, but it’s in black and white for everyone to see. ”
Joshua vs Fury
Hearn also said that Joshua wants to fight Fury to prove that he is the best heavyweight in the world. The fight definitely has a lot on the line for both the fighters, with the winner not only taking home all the belts, but the bragging rights as well.
“AJ has consistently proved that he will fight all-comers – mandatory challengers, unified champions, future hall of famers. Anybody, and now he’s doing it again, and that’s why when you talk about [Oleksandr] Usyk, he will fight Usyk no problems at all, but he wants to fight Tyson Fury. He wants to prove he’s the best heavyweight in the world and undisputed or not, we will do everything we can to make sure it is. Not one person can have any doubt after that fight, who the baddest man on the planet is.”
Joshua is set to defend his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles next month against Kubrat Pulev. Fury was scheduled to defend his WBC belt in a trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder one week later on December 19th, but the fight fell through. ‘The Gypsy King’ is now expected to defend his WBC title against Agit Kabayel in the new year instead. Should they both win their upcoming bouts, they have agreed to fight 2021.
Who wins when Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua finally meet inside the ring?