John Fury has claimed that his son, Tyson, will never fight Anthony Joshua as long as promoter Eddie Hearn is involved.
Hearn has been shouting about ‘AJ’s career since he turned pro, and the pair have even inked a career-long partnership that will see the two-time heavyweight champ through until he hangs up the gloves.
Whilst Joshua has a comeback to consider after two consecutive defeats to Oleksandr Usyk, a fight with domestic rival and current WBC Champion, Tyson Fury, will forever be discussed until it happens.
The pair almost got there last year, but the very-public talks crumbled amidst deadlines and contracts. Fury’s side blamed it on Hearn – including his father, John, who was a particularly outspoken critic.
When put to him that Hearn has expressed an interest in the fight for Joshua this summer, the elder Fury wasn’t surprised – but he told Boxing Social via Freebets why it wouldn’t happen.
“I’m sure he would. I’m sure he would. The only reason why that fight won’t take place is because Eddie Hearn is an absolute w**ker. You know, his head’s up his own rotten stuff and he talks out of his rear end.
And you know what? I don’t even want to mention his name. I don’t even want to mention his name. AJ, get away from him. If you want to make good money, get away from him. That’s all I’ve got to say about him.”
Regardless of titles and legacies, fans will rightly recognise Fury and Joshua not fighting as one of boxing’s many missed opportunities – but the hope remains that the two heavyweights can overcome any obstacles before that’s the case.
In the meantime, Fury has the small matter of an undisputed heavyweight championship with Usyk.