Eddie Hearn Gives His Thoughts On Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury III
Not one to mince words when it comes to Deontay Wilder v. Tyson Fury, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has recently gained an interest in the trilogy bout between the two. After all, the future of the heavyweight division is on the line. Who does he see walking out of 2020 with the win?
Speaking to William Hill, Hearn gave his thoughts on the upcoming fight between the two. Back in February, Wilder (42-1-1) and Fury (30-0-1) fought in a rematch from their draw back in 2018. Fury knocked down Wilder multiple times and had him bleeding by the ears. By the seventh round, Wilder’s team threw in the towel. As a result, Fury walked away with the WBC Heavyweight Title.
With the two scheduled to fight in December, Hearn sees this as an interesting affair.
“I think Fury has got to be a huge favourite, he’s beaten him twice already really,” Hearn stated, via Boxing Scene. “But Wilder is dangerous. And you never know a fighter’s mindset when they go from achieving what Tyson has achieved with a load of money in the bank.
“How much does that hunger [in Fury] still exist? You can bet your life the hunger will be there for Deontay Wilder. But Tyson Fury is a big favourite in that fight. He’s really schooled him twice, and I expect him to do so a third time.”
According to CompuBox, Fury ended up landing 82 shot with 58 power shots in the second fight, compared to Wilder’s 34/18.
While Hearn discounted Fury before his 2018 clash with Wilder, something is different about the lineal champion. With a new mindset, Fury appears to be ready to prove doubters wrong and beat Wilder for the second time. This is something that Hearn may be able to get behind.
Hearn will be keeping a close eye on this bout. The winner will most likely face the winner of Anthony Joshua v. Kubrat Pulev. Joshua and Fury have already agreed in principle to fight one another in 2021.