Eddie Hearn Scoffs At Tyson Fury’s Resume
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn doesn’t believe Tyson Fury’s resume can be compared to Anthony Joshua’s.
It’s clear that the one heavyweight fight that boxing fans have been clamoring for is Joshua vs. Fury. Joshua holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO gold, while Fury is the WBC titleholder. The two have agreed in principle to fight down the road. The plan is to have both men fight twice.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Hearn said that he’s always puzzled when fight fans pick apart Joshua’s resume and compare it to Fury’s.
“It makes me laugh when people look at AJ’s resume. Maybe I’m seeing something other people don’t? 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.”
Fury was expected to make his return in December. That plan changed as both Fury and Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren confirmed that “The Gypsy King’s” next fight will be in 2021. After “moving on” from Deontay Wilder after claiming the rematch clause expired, Fury turned his attention to Agit Kabayel. It’s unclear whether or not Kabayel will still get the title fight in 2021.
As for Joshua, he’s set to put his gold on the line against Kubrat Pulev. The matchup will take place on December 12.