Despite becoming good friends following their fruitful relationship as promoter and fighter, Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew have disagreed on their predictions for an undisputed heavyweight world title fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.
The boxing world went into melt down last week when it was announced that both men have signed for the historic four belt unification, which will land in Saudi Arabia in either January or late December.
And Former Usyk opponent Bellew explained in a recent interview with IFL TV that he believes his former foe is simply “too good.”
“If that’s been done, then massive credit to both camps. One camp clearly wanted it all the way, whilst the other was watching and doing everything to make it not happen, but now I give credit to both of them.”
“I’ve always said the only thing that’s going to beat Oleksandr Usyk is size, but I still think he’s too good.”
And at that point, Hearn, who’s picking Fury in the fight, couldn’t help himself but to interject.
“We disagree on that!”
Though fans could be forgiven for not getting excited before seeing the pair in the ring, news of the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since 1999 has provoked a huge reaction amongst the boxing world.
There were fears that the clash would never happen, and some even accused ‘The Gypsy King’ of ducking Usyk.
However, provided he makes it through his exhibition with Francis Ngannou later this month without picking up an injury, it looks to be all systems go for the landmark event.