September 22nd 2018: By Aaron Cooper
There is rarely a dull moment these days in the sport of boxing.
Fighters, trainers, and promoters seem to do more squabbling outside the ring than they do in it!
Tyson Fury is seen as one of the best talkers in the sport. There are many that think that even with his inactivity. ‘The Gypsy King’ is still the number one heavyweight on the planet. The jury is still out on that one. Having only fought fourteen rounds since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko. Relieving him of his WBO, IBF and WBA world heavyweight titles. Fury is lightning quick to take to social media to voice his opinion. He’s pretty quick for a man of his size in the ring too.
His skills and pugilistic nous haven’t impressed everyone, however.
Unsurprisingly, one of his biggest detractors just so happens to be the promoter of his heavyweight rival. Yes, that’s right ladies and gentleman. Mr. Eddie Hearn.
During Fury’s three year exile from the sport. Anthony Joshua has picked up every belt left vacant in his absence. The partnership of Joshua, and Hearn has taken British boxing to levels never before seen. In the process, Joshua has built up a hefty resume of top ten fighters firmly making himself not only the A-side of the division. But one of, if not THE biggest star in the sport.
Following Joshua’s seventh-round knockout victory over Alexander Povetkin at Wembley last night. Joshua’s post-fight interview highlighted his intention to fight Deontay Wilder next. If not Wilder, then former foe Dillian Whyte would be next.
‘The Gypsy King’ seemed to take umbrage to the lack of his name being dropped. As reported by FightZoneNews.com earlier today.
Promoter Eddie Hearn, however, would like to see his charge fight Wilder over Fury. And boy oh boy did he not mince his words when he gave his reasons.
“I don’t want to be disrespectful, but Tyson Fury is the most unentertaining fighter I’ve ever seen,” Hearn said to The Indepedent.
“He’s never been in a good fight in his whole career, apart from [Steve] Cunningham, where he got knocked down. Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua is the biggest fight in world boxing and stylistically it is the most exciting match-up you could possibly make in boxing.”
Fury has gone onto block Joshua, Hearn, and Matchroom from social media.
Why so serious 🤡😘 pic.twitter.com/NvN8F50uoJ
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) September 23, 2018
Round one to Hearn and Joshua?