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.

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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 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…

Comment by jbpanama on 09-11-2019

[QUOTE=Marchegiano;20050483]:lol1: It's true, Tyson Fury is a disgrace to the lineal.[/QUOTE] Hahaha...Fury the New King of Las Vegas... Laughing all the way to the Bank...

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