“He’s the Number One Heavyweight” – Eddie Hearn Stays Real on Tyson Fury

Published 12/21/2021, 1:00 PM EST
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury celebrates with the belts after winning the fight against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Tyson Fury, with his boxing brilliance, has allured millions of boxing enthusiasts. In October this year, he put on a career-best performance to smother Deontay Wilder in a trilogy. With this, he made a statement, thus garnering an extensive amount of reactions from boxing purists and biggies.

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Recently, ‘The Gypsy King’ was also praised by his rival compatriot, Eddie Hearn. The Matchroom boss and Fury share a bitter relationship. Though, he shocked everyone with words of appreciation for ‘The Gypsy King’ on his success. Hearn always remains at the forefront.

Hearn was in a fresh chat with Boxing Social. Here, he shared some words of encouragement for Tyson Fury.

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I have a huge amount of respect for Tyson Fury. People get it mixed because sometimes he’ll say this and I’ll say that. But this is a guy that done certainly what most couldn’t do or probably I couldn’t do it, which was to get himself from a physical position, where he was finished, done, to not just fight for him but to go and win the world heavyweight championship.”

“Sometimes I thought he was the best heavyweight in the world. He’s gone on to prove to me that right now, on paper, he’s the number one heavyweight, he said.”

Tyson Fury got popular after he made a stellar comeback in 2018, in his first meet against Deontay Wilder. Post that, he collided with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ again in 2020, to dethrone him from his spot, and become the WBC heavyweight king.

Tyson Fury – The best heavyweight of this era?

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Fury is one of the smartest technicians around who’s shown his offense and defense in the finest possible way.

Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder (red/black trunks) is knocked out by Tyson Fury (black/gold trunks) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

In his last fight against Wilder, Fury displayed terrific composure and power to hammer the ex-champ for a major chunk of the fight.

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Also, ‘The Gypsy King’ defended a world title for the very first time after beating Wilder in a trilogy. With such an iconic run in the heavyweight roster, we can regard Fury as the best heavyweight of this era.

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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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