‘He’s always thrown in a couple of easy fights’: Eddie Hearn downplays Tyson Fury’s Resume

Published 12/10/2022, 10:19 PM EST

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Everyone wants to see Anthony Joshua inside the ring. Despite two consecutive defeats at the hands of the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, AJ is still a top-draw Heavyweight in Britain and perhaps the world. However, with a contest against Tyson Fury now a distant dream, AJ and his team, especially promoter Eddie Hearn, have often been at the receiving end of the stick for one reason or the other.

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Eddie Hearn was speaking to Pro Boxing Fans, an online news portal catering to boxing.

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Sharing his views on the upcoming bout between Josh Warrington and Luis Alberto Lopez, the Matchroom boss also spoke about the co-main contest between Ebanie Bridges and Shannon O’Connell.

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Invariably the discussion took off in the direction of the Fury – Chisora fight and post-fight comments of the parties involved. Hearn, like most, agreed that the bout deserved an early stop.

The reporter asked, “After the fighting, the uh post-side press conference, Fury said that Joshua’s never come up like Usyk’s stunts in the post-fight since you live in the same country. What would you say to that? Why has AJ never approached him after a fight?”

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Hearn clarified that, unlike Fury, Anthony Joshua has never clamored for a fight so vocally,

“…His resume is in a different league to Tyson Fury…” Emphasizing further, the Matchroom boss added that scrutiny of Fury’s records would display in plain sight the number of high-caliber boxers he has fought.

According to him, barring Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder, and perhaps, Dillian Whyte, The Gypsy King has never faced any serious contender, He’s always thrown in a couple of easy fights…

Moving over to AJ’s dossier, Hearn added,“…AJ, over the last whatever it is 10 fights, hasn’t. Look, Tyson Fury is an outstanding fighter but Anthony Joshua is just not Tyson Fury.”

Now you cannot take a King so lightly, eh?

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At face value, it may appear very impressive. However, Hearn probably forgot to add that since the first defeat of his career at the hands of the American Andy Ruiz in 2019; except for the rematch with Ruiz that he won and Kubrat Pulev, Joshua has suffered two consecutive defeats.

At the opposite corner, Tyson has yet to face a single defeat. The only anomaly was the draw against Deontay when they met for the first time. Though, the decision is not looked upon favorably to this day.

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Hearn remained non-committal on the future contests of Anthony Joshua. On the other hand, Fury is recovering from a few body-shot bruises, treating those as Chisora’s Christmas gifts. But otherwise, he is focusing on the mega-fight awaiting him next year. Unfortunately, the foe is probably not someone he’s ever met, both physically and out-and-out caliber.

 

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Jaideep R Unnithan

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After completing 18 years in the corporate sector, Jaideep decided to make a move out of the comfort zone and follow his heart's calling to becoming a writer. His understanding of Boxing began with Iron Mike's debut as an 18 year old in 1985. Like anyone and everyone else, he holds Muhammad Ali as the greatest, though his personal favorite remains the 'PacMan' Manny Pacquiao for his speed and sheer toughness.
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