Eddie Hearn Pitches Massive Idea to Host a Tyson Fury Fight

Published 10/29/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 10: Boxer Tyson Fury ties a headband on as he prepares to work out at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on September 10, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Otto Wallin in a heavyweight bout on September 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


WBC champion Tyson Fury and Matchroom Promoter Eddie Hearn have rarely shown love for each other. They have constantly taken shots at each other, demeaning the other’s valid progress in the combat business. However, Hearn’s recent comments indicate that he could work with ‘The Gypsy King’.

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Following Anthony Joshua’s loss against Oleksandr Usyk, the best Eddie Hearn can offer Tyson Fury is Dillian Whyte.

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Whyte’s WBC Interim title also puts him ahead of everyone in getting a shot at the gold. Hence, Whyte vs Fury can potentially happen if the promoters don’t complicate the scene.

As for Hearn, he doesn’t mind Dillian Whyte fighting under some other promotion. Per The Mirror, Eddie Hearn connected with the media and said, “I don’t think Tyson Fury is going to care who promotes the fight.”

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“That is why I believe a purse bid is probably the most likely scenario here, I don’t think Fury is going to care if Bob Arum promotes it.”

He added, “But I have no problem with Dillian fighting on another promoter’s show at all, and we will be with him promoting him and behind him but he wants to do it on a Matchroom show. And naturally for me this is a Wembley fight but there will be plenty of other offers from around the world too.” (H/T:- Boxing Scene)

Whyte was supposed to face Otto Wallin on October 30, which didn’t happen due to his bicep injury. Now, he can get a direct shot at Tyson Fury or may not. A lot can happen at this stage.

Do we really need Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte?

The heavyweight matchup between Whyte and Fury will bring two vicious Brit boxers against each other. It will be highly marketable. However, ‘The Gypsy King’ looks favorable to vanquish ‘The Body Snatcher’ any day. As Tyson Fury has proved himself against some of the best in the division, Whyte may not intrigue him.

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Considering that Whyte is mandatory to Fury, we need to see this fight as it will allow the winner to brush aside forced defenses and challenge the unified champion.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Dillian Whyte celerbates knocking out Dereck Chisora as the referee stops the fight after the Heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora at The O2 Arena on December 22, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

All it takes is one punch in heavyweight boxing and Dillian Whyte is known for that. He is a hard-hitter and has overpowered several A-listers in his professional career. However, as Fury rose from Deontay Wilder‘s thunderous right hand, it will be interesting to see whether Whyte can offer more power.

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Raj Sarkar

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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. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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