Eddie Hearn Says Deontay Wilder Did Not Hit Tyson Fury Clean, Expects Anthony Joshua to Do Better

Published 01/24/2021, 1:25 PM EST
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Most of the boxing community has their favor on Tyson Fury over Anthony Joshua, as the Brit heavyweight champions are slated to fight each other next. However, coming off from a KO win over Kubrat Pulev, Joshua has regained his top spot in the heavyweight division and can look into Tyson Fury’s eyes at this stage.

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That said, Eddie Hearn envisioned Joshua to knockout Fury when they collide inside the ring. Although Fury is unbeaten in his professional career, Hearn still pointed out some flaws which Joshua can exploit.

The Matchroom CEO analysed Fury’s resurrection from Deontay Wilder’s gigantic right hand that floored him in their first fight. As Hearn located the loopholes in the game, he also ridiculed Fury’s performance against Steve Cunningham from 2013.

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Speaking at the Toe 2 Toe Podcast, Eddie Hearn said, “I believe he (Anthony Joshua) knocks Tyson Fury out. You know, I know that Fury got up from a Wilder shot the two-shot combination, which he wrote very well. None of those shots him particularly clean. They were still heavy shots. But you know, you’ve seen him (Tyson Fury) down against Cunningham.”

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Eddie Hearn warned Tyson Fury about facing a “beast” in Anthony Joshua. The unified world champion has intense KO power in his shots, and if he connects clean, he can put any man to sleep. So, Hearn is confident about his prodigy ahead of the biggest heavyweight fight for some time.

Hailing ‘AJ’, Hearn added, “You know, you’ve seen him (Tyson Fury) hurt before and other fights and AJ is a different kind of beast.”

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- When is the fight?

Both the heavyweight champions have nothing on the line right now. Tyson Fury could have faced Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight. However, it is nowhere close to confirmation and Wider can return to action against American boxer Charles Martin.

It leaves Fury and Joshua as the only relevant opponents for each other. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has already tagged the matchup as the greatest heavyweight championship fight since Ali vs Frazier in 1971.

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There’s no turning back now, and after all the contractual works are over, we can expect the heavyweight stalwarts to encounter each other soon.

What do you make of Hearn’s comments?

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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