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Hearn: Only Way Fury Beats Wilder Is To Bore Pants Off Everyone

By Keith Idec

Eddie Hearn respects how Tyson Fury has overcome numerous personal problems to resurrect his career.

Even though Fury is promoted by British rival Frank Warren, Hearn likes Fury and thinks he is entertaining outside the ring. Inside the ring, however, he finds Fury difficult to watch.

The only way Hearn can envision Fury upsetting Deontay Wilder on December 1 is by boxing safely against one of the most devastating punchers in the sport. As tactical as Fury’s performance was against Wladimir Klitschko, it was effective and enabled Fury to out-point a heavyweight champion who hadn’t lost in 11½ years.

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The huge heavyweight from England must repeat that performance, according to Hearn, if he’s to have any shot at becoming the first professional opponent to beat Wilder. Hearn discussed Wilder-Fury, as well as negotiations for a possible Wilder-Anthony Joshua heavyweight title unification fight, following a card his company, Matchroom Boxing USA, promoted Saturday night at TD Garden in Boston.

“Fury’s a great guy,” Hearn said. “Fury’s done brilliantly well to get back in the ring. Have you ever seen him in a good fight? No. The only way he can beat Wilder is to do what he did against Klitschko, [which] was to bore the pants off of everyone, and to hold and grab.

" But it was still a brilliant achievement, what he did. He beat Klitschko in Germany, so you have to give him credit. But he’s not entertaining to watch. And he got booed out of the ring against [Francesco] Pianeta [on August 18]. Because that’s what he does. He’s just not entertaining to watch, but he’s getting through it and you have to give him respect.”

Fury defeated Ukraine’s Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) by unanimous decision in their uneventful 12-rounder in November 2015 in Dusseldorf, Germany. He gave up the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles he won from Klitschko to seek treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction and depression.

The 33-year-old Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is slightly less than a 2-1 favorite over the 30-year-old Fury (27-0, 19 KOs). Their 12-round fight for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title will headline a Showtime Pay-Per-View event December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Oshio on 10-24-2018

Is it possible to outbox outpoint Wilder without Wilder landing in 12 rounds? It would be a long night for Fury. Wilder is not Klitschko. Peradventure Fury wins, Wilder is gone

Comment by sportbuddha on 10-24-2018

speaking the truth, Fury has to make it ugly to win and he will and he will

Comment by hugh grant on 10-23-2018

I hate when people say what hearn said. Is he implying every boxer can beat their opponents many different ways.? It's hard enough to get a win at best of times so to imply one has to fight to opponents…

Comment by JWHardin on 10-23-2018

Isn't this the same Fury that Hearn offered a 3 fight mega million deal to? Honestly, if Fury wins, Hearn is afraid he will do the same to Joshua, and stop his gravy train. I see why British Bob is…

Comment by lion33lit on 10-23-2018

[QUOTE=4truth;19218072]I will not be bored no matter how the fight plays out. If Fury manages to blunt Wilder's offense for 12 rounds, that isn't boring. It will be like watching a man walk a tightrope with no net. If and…

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