Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Hearn: Fury is Having Easy Fights That Nobody is Interested In

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom is still holding his nose when discussing Tyson Fury's upcoming fight with Otto Wallin, which takes place on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Earlier this year, Fury signed a large co-promotional agreement with Top Rank and ESPN.

The first bout of that deal took place in June, with Fury demolishing Tom Schwarz in two rounds at the MGM Grand.

eddie-hearn (1)_19

Schwarz was a huge underdog in that bout, and Walling is also viewed as a massive underdog - with most expecting him to get handled easily.

Hearn believes the interest in Fury is starting to decline, because he's facing overmatched competition.

"Fury has easy fights that nobody is interested in," said Hearn to Sky Sports. "He supposed to be the best heavyweight in the world? Nobody is talking about his fight. The interest in Fury is diminishing. It is nearly a year since he fought Wilder and what has happened? Nothing.

"Fury is a competitor and is up for a fight, but he's having fights where he cannot get beaten. His profile will dip and his hunger might as well."

Hearn's star fighter, Anthony Joshua, had previously taken a jab at Fury for his selection of Wallin as an opponent.

"I fought Wallin as an amateur. [Wilder and Fury] are the cream of the crop and shouldn't be fighting those type of people. I can't fight Wallin, I don't think I can ever fight lower-tier heavyweights," Joshua said.

Should Fury win as expected, he would then face Wilder in a rematch on a date in February in 2020.

But Wilder would still have to win a rematch of his own, when he takes on Luis Ortiz on planned bout in November.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by jbpanama on 10-17-2019

[QUOTE=Marchegiano;20050813]Jem Ward did just that. James Corbett wasn't far off himself. I don't have any issue with his claim. He's just a really ****ty lineal. If another were to claim it I'd probably be swung to their side, but, since…

Comment by Bob Haymon on 09-11-2019

Hearn is so bitter cause all his fighters keep losing to Top Rank fighters. Khan, Crolla, Campbell, Hooker have all lost to TR fighters just this year. The last time I can remember a Matchroom guy beating someone from Top…

Comment by thack on 09-11-2019

[QUOTE=Straightener;20050304]No one is hyped for the wallen fight because it’s gash .... no one is staying up til 4 to watch that garbage not even the pikeys[/QUOTE] Agreed...I'd watch fleas fight but can't see the fun of moaning until 4…

Comment by jbpanama on 09-11-2019

[QUOTE=Marchegiano;20050956]:lol1: They usually do. You know about Jem Ward my dude? If you like Fury's story and not adverse to learning I'm sure he's worth your time.[/QUOTE] He's the Cat that thru a Fight... Not sure the connection... Fury is…

Comment by Marchegiano on 09-11-2019

[QUOTE=jbpanama;20050932]Hahaha...Fury the New King of Las Vegas... Laughing all the way to the Bank...[/QUOTE] :lol1: They usually do. You know about Jem Ward my dude? If you like Fury's story and not adverse to learning I'm sure he's worth your…

Top Headlines
McCaskill: Fully Confident Of Beating Braekhus; If Not Now, When? News: Ryan O'Rourke, Troy Williamson, Jonathan Lopez, More Jonas: I'll Push For Rematch, Not Sure Harper Will Want It Whyte Warns Joshua Not To Get in His Face in Aftermath of Povetkin Fight Rashid Kodzoev Ready For Clash With Dmitry Sukhotsky Michael Hunter Finds Peace In The Chaos Of The Boxing World Jamie Foxx on Being Mike Tyson: It's The Most Dedicated I've Been! Alexander Besputin is Eyed To Return on Beterbiev-Fanlong Card Munguia Hopes For October Return, Says Canelo Fight is Not a Career Goal Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Exhibition Bout Reportedly Postponed Fortuna vs. Tanajara Looking Likely With Withdrawal of Linares Cristian Mijares vs. Fernando Montiel Exhibition Tops Charity Card, September 11 Lou DiBella: I'm Behind Sergio Martinez, I'd Rather See Him Stay Retired Jamal James: I Would Really Like a Shot at Manny Pacquiao Erickson Lubin Working With Gallimore, Luis Arias, Jonas Sylvain For Gausha Fight Judging The Judges: Santamaria-Fox Scorecard Analysis Jamal James Boxes Past Thomas Dulorme For WBA Belt Leo Santa Cruz: Gervonta Davis Will Be Tired After Five - Then I'll Drown Him! A Look at Golovkin's Legal Fight Against His Former Managers David Morrell Tops Lennox Allen To Win WBA Belt Chris Billam-Smith Ready To Fight Anyone After Latest Win Saunders: If I Don't Beat Canelo - They Don't Have To Pay Me! Dana White: Still Speaking With Floyd Mayweather Regarding Return Kerman Lejarraga Decisions Tyrone Nurse Over Ten Rounds Luke Santamaria Drops, Shocks Mykal Fox To Win Decision Francisco Fonseca Grabs First Round KO, Wants Big Fight Next Vito Mielnicki Jr. Stops Chris Rollins In Second Round Of FS1 Fight Michael Coffie Floors Luis Pena Twice, Beats Him By 5th-Round TKO Jamal James Outboxes a Game Thomas Dulorme, Wins WBA Belt Jamal James vs. Thomas Dulorme - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Omar Juarez Boxes Past Willie Shaw For Decision Win Premier Boxing Champions, Fox Sports Announce 2020 Schedule Ugas-Ramos, Puello-Barthelemy WBA Title Fights - FOX, September 6 Lara-Vendetti, Angulo-Truax Part Of FOX, PBC Tripleheader August 29 Porter-Formella, Fundora-Gallimore - PBC on FOX, August 22 David Morrell Outworks Lennox Allen For Dominant Decision, Wins WBA Belt David Morrell vs. Lennox Allen - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Mayorga To Enter Rehab To Overcome Addictions To Drugs, Alcohol Omar Juarez: I Still Feel Like I Haven't Displayed 100% Of My Full Skills James: Not Disappointed Dulorme Fight Isn't In Minneapolis; Glad It's Happening
Latest Forum Threads