‘I Will Spank Eddie Hearn”- Tyson Fury’s Father Sparks New Beef With Anthony Joshua’s Promoter

Published 02/27/2021, 4:00 PM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: John Fury, father of Tyson Fury speaks during a Boxing Press Conference at the Landmark Hotel on April 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)


The bad-blood between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua continues to allure the fans, and the respective promoters have also dived in to reshape the feud in an even bigger way.

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Meanwhile, Tyson Fury’s father John Fury has also a role to play as he recently lashed at Eddie Hearn and mocked the Brit promoter for his antics.

Despite billing it as an official fight, Fury and Joshua haven’t signed the contracts. So, John Fury advised Hearn to put it on papers and threatened him in the cheekiest way possible.

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John Fury connected with iFL TV and talked about several things, one being the heavyweight fight between his son and unified champion Anthony Joshua. That said, he threw some serious verbal heat over the Matchroom Director Eddie Hearn .

Ridiculing the renowned promoter, Fury said, “I will spank Eddie Hearn like a kid and crack him up the ear hole- Sign the f**** contract.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury reacts after the final bell in his heavy weight fight against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Apart from that, John Fury also appeared optimistic about his son winning the bout and it might not sit well with Joshua. Being the unified champion, Joshua has claimed of vanquishing Tyson Fury several times.

But an in-ring collision would only determine the better boxer between them. Till then, it will be all drama, chaos, and tantrums from both sides.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- Developments of the fight

The mega heavyweight clash had its seed planted for years, but due to several factors, the matchup never turned into a reality. But it’s prime time to see it happen, and Anthony Joshua took the initial step by calling out Fury after his win against Kubrat Pulev.

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In response, Fury accepted the challenge via social media with all the promoters coming under the terms. But boxing politics can still hamper the fight.

It will be a blockbuster event with a massive demand for PPV. So, it is still too early to claim it as an official call for all the boxing fans out there.

Do you think Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua will happen anytime sooner?

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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. 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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