Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury has fired back at the recent statements from promoter Eddie Hearn, who trashed Fury's upcoming fight with huge underdog Tom Schwarz.
Fury makes his Las Vegas debut against Schwarz on June 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The contest will be the first bout in Fury's promotional pact with Top Rank and ESPN.
Schwarz is a tremendous underdog and has never faced anyone close to Fury's level of competition.
Fury's last contest was a controversial twelve round split draw with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Hearn believes Fury ran from a potential rematch with Wilder.
"You know what, it’s jealousy. Eddie Hearn can’t fight. Tom Schwarz would hit Eddie with one jab and a left hook and he’d put Eddie out for a week," Fury told Behind The Gloves.
"When you get people like Eddie Hearn saying negative stuff about me, I look at it and I think, ‘You know what Eddie? You’ve never had a fight in your life.’ How can you call me and say ‘you’re sh*t’ or whatever because you can’t fight and if you could, you’d be a world champion and I wouldn’t."
Fury says Hearn is running down his fight to make the Matchroom heavyweight fights look better.
Hearn's company star, Anthony Joshua, will defend the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles against Andy Ruiz on June 1, and on July 20th Dillian Whyte will collide with Oscar Rivas.
"I understand that he’s a promoter and he has to try and run me down to make his fights look better, but come on, it is what it is," Fury said.
"I’m sick of all the bullsh*t games. I say we call a truce. The next negative word you say about me I’m gonna slap all your teeth in for you."