Eddie Hearn Fires Back at Tyson Fury With Hilarious Dig: “We’ve Both Got the Same Amount of Heavyweight World Title Defences”

Published 09/09/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Dublin , Ireland – 31 October 2017; Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn during a press conference at the Irish Film Institute, in Temple Bar, Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Boxing lovers are well acquainted with Tyson Fury and Eddie Hearn’s on and off rift. At times, the duo is all praise for each other, whereas sometimes, both the Brits take a dig at each other. Recently, the WBC heavyweight champ went all out against the Matchroom boss. Hence, Hearn couldn’t hold himself back from responding to Fury’s comments.

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In his fresh interaction with iFL TV, Hearn took a witty jibe at ‘The Gypsy King’.

He said, “He said, ‘Eddie Hearn isn’t a champion.’ Well obviously, I’m a promoter. I’ll tell you one thing me and Tyson Fury have got in common though, we’ve both got the same amount of heavyweight world title defences – absolutely zero.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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Hearn tried to get onto Fury’s nerves for something that the latter hasn’t achieved in the sport so far, that is, defending his throne successfully.

Back in 2015, Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko to bag multiple world heavyweight titles. But right after that fight, he took a three-year hiatus, relinquishing the belts.

As a result, he couldn’t get a chance to defend his hard-earned straps. But back in 2020, ‘The Gypsy King’ defeated Deontay Wilder to secure the WBC belt. Now, on October 9, the British warrior will look to defend his title for the very first time in a trilogy against Wilder.

Can Tyson Fury successfully defend his throne?

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Tyson Fury will take on one of his career pivoting fights against Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder on October 9 in Las Vegas.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

Besides it being his maiden defense, this fight will shape Fury’s legacy in the sport. Hence, he’ll have to bring up his A-game to retain his title. That said, he has all the abilities to pull off an encore.

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What do you derive from Hearn’s comments? Do you think Fury can defend his title against Wilder?

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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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