Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz is a Terrible Fight

As reported on Thursday, unbeaten Germany contender Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) is the likely candidate to face Tyson Fury (27--0-1, 19 KOs), when the former world champion returns in June, likely in Las Vegas.

Fury was in the ring back in December, when he fought to a twelve round controversial draw with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.

There were serious negotiations to make the Wilder rematch in May, but then Fury signed a promotional deal with Top Rank and ESPN, and they wanted him to fight someone else before a Wilder clash.


Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua, believes Fury's upcoming opponent is terrible.

"It’s a terrible fight when you go from rematching Deontay Wilder to then fighting Tom Schwartz. I have to admire Tyson Fury. If he’s getting paid the type of money he’s reportedly getting paid to fight Tom Schwarz, congratulations," Hearn told Boxing Social.

Hearn also denied reports that Fury, in victory, would become a mandatory challenger - under the WBO - to Joshua.

He said the next WBO mandatory in line would be Oleksandr Usyk, the unified cruiserweight king who make his heavyweight debut in the coming months. And Usyk is co-promoted by Hearn.

Also, Hearn doubts Fury would even want to become the mandatory - because in going to a purse bid he would only be obligated to receive 30% of the money with the champion receiving 70%. Fury has already rejected a 60-40 split to Joshua. He wants, at the very minimum , an even 50-50 deal to fight Joshua in a UK mega-bout.

"[Oleksandr] Usyk would be mandatory for Joshua. When you’re a super champion at the weight below and you move up in weight you become automatic mandatory. I don’t think Tyson wants to be a mandatory at 30% when he’s already been offered 40%," Hearn said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by juggernaut666 on 04-02-2019

[QUOTE=REdrUm0351;19611798]Personally I'm just tired of all the BS from the promoters, Wilder, Joshua, and Fury. I just want to see them fight and reveal who is the best. I'm not here to cheerlead anybody. It bothers me that it takes…

Comment by W1LL on 03-24-2019

I wish promoters would stop throwing shade at rival's fighters. Hearn is one of the worst for always having little digs at people. Fury is taking the same approach as everyone else now, and trying to build his name stateside.…

Comment by champion4ever on 03-24-2019

These are the exact kind of fights you can expect from Tyson Fury over at ESPN. They don't have a very deep talent roster in the heavyweight division. They have no titleholders and only a few contenders.

Comment by Granath on 03-24-2019

I have no idea who Tom Schwarz is. For all I know he'll KO Fury. But you can gleam some data from his fights and the little video that's out there. First his record is a sham. He's fought exactly…

Comment by REdrUm0351 on 03-24-2019

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;19609486]Possibly it doesn't really matter ...anyone knowing Schwartz ,probably never seen him fight as wilder fans don't actually follow the sport ,they think its the sport of " WILDER " ??? anyway Schwartz is a weak southpaw with good footwork…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (92)
Top Headlines John Harding Credits Boxing For Turning His Life Around Jeff Horn: I'd Fight Kell Brook, Pretty Confident I'd Win Too Crawford: Khan Was Pampered, I Did It From The Ground Up With Court Case Looming, Stevenson Confident He'll Defeat Diaz Roach Gives Luis Ortiz No Shot To Beat Anthony Joshua Munguia-Hogan Had No Post-PED Tests, WBO To Review Scoring Erick Ituarte, Jose Estrella on Weight For Doubletree Clash Virgil Hunter: Strong Possibility That Khan Can Shock Crawford Photos: Andy Ruiz vs. Dimitrenko, Figueroa vs. Parejo - Presser Photos: Danny Garcia, Adrian Granados - Go Face To Face in LA Granados: No Shock Porter Said I Was Tougher, He Ran From Me News: Anthony Yigit, Michael Nielsen, Smith-McGurk on ESPN+ Arum: Terence Crawford Reminds Me of Sugar Ray Leonard Nonito Donaire Aims For Knockout Win Over Zolani Tete Arum: People Will Tell Children, Grandkids About Crawford-Khan FIGHT NIGHT: Shields vs. Hammer - Video Released By Showtime Jesus Rojas, Juan Manuel Lopez in Doubleheader on May 18 O'Shaquie Foster Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Frank Warren: If Jarrell Miller Denies Using, Who Gave it To Him? Rene Alvarado To Stay Busy Against Eusebio Osejo on April 26 Canelo-Jacobs: Adalaide Byrd Included In NSAC's Judging Pool Murat Gassiev Inks Pact With Hearn, Heading To Heavyweight Photos: Teofimo Lopez, Shakur Stevenson, Verdejo Media Day Wilder Slams Miller For Failed Test: He Let His Family Down Manager: Adam Kownacki Not An Option To Fight Joshua On June 1 Photos: Josh Kelly, Conor Benn, Joe Cordina - Final Presser Claressa Shields: I Can Beat Up Thurman, Give Golovkin a Run Photos: Derek Chisora, Senad Gashi - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Dave Allen, Lucas Browne - Face To Face, Final Presser Porter: Granados Gave Me a Tougher Fight Than Danny Garcia Joshua's New Opponent To Be Announced Next Week, Says Hearn Roach: Preparing For Shakur Stevenson Was Easy, Expect Upset! Crawford: Can't Put Gun To Their Head To Make Spence Fight Frank Warren Aims To Make Saunders-Isufi For Full WBO Belt Conor Benn To Face Czech Foe At O2 Arena On Saturday Josh Warrington vs. Kid Galahad: Jack McGann To Feature Hunter is Hoping That Khan Has Fully Moved Past Canelo KO Jarrell Miller: I Don't Need PEDs, I'm Shocked, I'll Be Vindicated! Danny Garcia: The Plan is To Get a Knockout of Granados Video: Roach Breaks Down Crawford-Khan, Stevenson-Diaz

Latest Active Forum Threads