Eddie Hearn Says Anthony Joshua Will Knock Out the ‘Miserable’ Tyson Fury

Published 03/14/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter speaks to the media during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

 Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has revealed why he thinks Anthony Joshua will knock out Tyson Fury. The English promoter spoke about Fury’s behavior in the lead-up to the fight and said he is confident ‘AJ’ can knockout Fury out.


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The Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight will be one of boxing’s biggest fights in recent history. And despite the hype surrounding the event, ‘The Gypsy King’ has shown his frustration and even claimed he stopped training for the fight.

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)

However, Joshua’s promoter, Hearn, has commented on Fury’s behavior. The Englishman spoke to Fino Boxing on YouTube and gave his honest take. 


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“I think that Joshua has the winning in this fight. I don’t like the energy from Fury at the moment. You know, he’s a bit, sort of, miserable, and feels he should have boxed in December, and you know,” said Hearn.

With this comment, Hearn referenced Fury’s lackluster approach to the fight and his pessimistic behavior. Fury has claimed that he is unsure about whether the fight will even happen this year.

However, Hearn is having none of it. He then said Fury should pump himself up. The promoter then added that he is extremely confident in Joshua since the Londoner has been working non-stop since his last fight. Therefore, he believes Fury will knock him out.

READ: Why is Tyson Fury Called ‘The Gypsy King’?

Why is Eddie Hearn calling Tyson Fury miserable?

The promoter went in on the WBC champion’s approach towards the fight. Clearly, he is unhappy with his compatriot’s pessimism about the fight. So why is Eddie Hearn flaming Tyson Fury?

Fury has made no secret of his pessimism about the event. ‘The Gypsy King’ has revealed that the fight is not as close as reports suggest. Moreover, he also claimed he has stopped training and will only resume when he has a date and location.

Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

However, this could just be mind games from the eccentric champion. Hearn has a point that Fury may be burned out from training for months without a fight. As a result, he is apprehensive about a fight until he has the confirmation.


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For Hearn, Fury’s behavior is a problem because the promoter needs Joshua and Fury to sell the fight as much as possible. And we have seen with his previous fights that ‘The Gypsy King’ can single-handedly sell an event. Thus, Hearn is surprised by Fury’s approach.

What do you think of these comments from Eddie Hearn? Do you think Anthony Joshua can knock out Fury because of his mindset?


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