Tyson Fury Lauds Eddie Hearn for His Accomplishments: ‘He’s Gone to Monopolize Sky and Sign Excellent Fighters’

Published 06/12/2021, 10:18 AM EDT
Dublin , Ireland – 31 October 2017; Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn during a press conference at the Irish Film Institute, in Temple Bar, Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


WBC champion Tyson Fury and Matchroom Chairperson Eddie Hearn have never shared a friendly relationship. They are professional competitors and have often gone back and forth several times with each other. However, that doesn’t change the fact of that they are the two most influential men in the boxing world.

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Although Tyson Fury is associated with Bob Aum’s Top Rank, he still praised fellow countryman Eddie Hearn for his splendid job in the sport. Furthermore, Fury detailed some of Hearn’s specific moves with the telecasters, to viable his claims.

Speaking with Daily Mail, ‘The Gypsy King’ said, “Eddie’s good at his job. For a young man he’s done fantastic over the past few years. From three-rounders with Prizefighter he’s gone on to monopolize Sky and sign excellent fighters here in America with DAZN. It doesn’t matter if I like him or not. I can only comment on what I see.”

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Meanwhile, Eddie Hearn has made even bigger moves in recent times. Matchroom boxing is no longer associated with Sky Sports. It has signed a lucrative deal with DAZN and will stage an All-Mexican fight card, associated with Canelo Promotions on June 26. So, it’s evident that the British promoter is advancing himself as a promoter in every way.

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That said, we might see Tyson Fury and Eddie Hearn fall under a similar bracket to stage an undisputed heavyweight championship fight. Already. several major complications have turned the idea. However, the bout still has some relevancy and can take place in the coming days.

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A few months back, several reports suggested Tyson Fury will meet Anthony Joshua for an undisputed heavyweight championship battle. It also touted Top Rank and Matchroom as the bigwigs to host the big bout. However, former WBC champion Deontay Wilder slid in and won his arbitrary right to challenge Tyson Fury before anyone else.

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DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua poses for a photo with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title belts with Eddie Hearn and Barry Hearn after 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)

Hence, Matchroom and Anthony Joshua have turned their attention towards Oleksandr Usyk. Only if Wilder and Fury beat their next opponents, can we expect to see them lock horns. As of now, Eddie Hearn and Tyson Fury are far from working together professionally. But it seems they have a mutual respect that can benefit both sides in the future.

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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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