Anthony Joshua Confident About Tyson Fury’s Physique Ahead of Their Fight, Says Eddie Hearn

Published 02/19/2021, 1:30 PM EST
Eddie Hearn during the press conference at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


A few days ago, Tyson Fury released a video on social media, wherein he was enjoying at a beach with his family. This video became the talk of the town as the ‘Gypsy King’ looked massively out of shape. Many fans got worried because, in a few months from now, Fury will step inside the ring for the undisputed heavyweight title fight.

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However, the Matchroom head, Eddie Hearn, revealed that Fury’s recent shape hasn’t stunned Anthony Joshua at all.

In a conversation with SecondsOut, Hearn said, “I said to ‘AJ’ the other day, ‘You see Fury jumping in the sea, (he) looked like me’. The response from ‘AJ’ was, ‘We’re going to get the best Tyson Fury. So, I don’t care if he’s carrying a little bit of weight now, I’m training for the best ever Tyson Fury.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua speaks with Eddie Hearn during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

‘AJ’ is pretty sure that as the fight between him and Fury inches closer, the latter will transform himself into the man who beat the likes of Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder. Hence, he won’t budge an inch from his goal and prepare for the best version of Tyson Fury.

Even Eddie Hearn sponsored Joshua’s notions as he affirmed the fight still has a substantial time to come to life.

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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – A fight for the ages

None of the fights of the current boxing era match the anticipation levels as the collision between Joshua and Fury. It is the most ideal heavyweight encounter, awaited by millions of fans. Moreover, this fight possesses the audacity to captivate fans across different boundaries and sports.

The hype for this contest is real because of the responsibilities it holds. The winner of this fight will not only cement himself as the undisputed champ, but also a face of modern boxing.

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Both Fury and Joshua have a massive fan following. An entire generation of upcoming boxers looks up to the Brits, and they have a mammoth task in hand to inspire these talents.

There are no official dates for this fight yet, but based on how things have progressed, it appears imminent.

What do you derive from Joshua and Hearn’s comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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