Hearn: Fury Only Beats Wilder In Boring Fight
While Eddie Hearn will give Tyson Fury credit for getting past his addiction and mental health issues and return to the ring, his in-ring skill… not so much.
Fury is set for the third fight of his in-ring comeback on December 1st against Deontay Wilder at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hearn feels that the only way Fury can win and derail a potential Wilder-Anthony Joshua unification fight is to “bore the pants off everyone.”
“Fury’s a great guy,” Hearn said following the Matchroom Boxing USA event this past weekend in Boston. “Fury’s done brilliantly well to get back in the ring. Have you ever seen him in a good fight? No. The only way he can beat Wilder is to do what he did against Klitschko, [which] was to bore the pants off of everyone, and to hold and grab.
” But it was still a brilliant achievement, what he did. He beat Klitschko in Germany, so you have to give him credit. But he’s not entertaining to watch. And he got booed out of the ring against [Francesco] Pianeta [on August 18]. Because that’s what he does. He’s just not entertaining to watch, but he’s getting through it and you have to give him respect.”
Fury would win his world titles in 2015 in a unanimous decision over Wladimir Klitschko but would then suffer numerous setbacks due to mental health issues and struggles with drug addiction.
Original Report: Boxing Scene