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Tyson Fury “proved everybody wrong”, but Eddie Hearn still favors Anthony Joshua

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2021 is finally looking to gift the boxing fans of the world their much-anticipated fight- Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua.

Two boxing icons are slated to face each other for a super fight, which is set to mark one of the greatest if not the greatest heavyweight clash of all time.

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The match is set to determine the undisputed ruler of the heavyweight division, either its the IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO champion Anthony Joshua, or the WBC titleholder Tyson Fury.

The road to this fight has been dramatic for both pugilists, but Joshua’s promoter and Matchroom Sport MD Eddie Hearn specifically highlights Fury, insisting that he never imagined Fury would reach this level.

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Tyson Fury “deserves massive credit” but Eddie Hearn sees Anthony Joshua as the winner

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Eddie Hearn is keeping Anthony Joshua ahead of Tyson Fury. (Image Courtesy: Sky Sports)

Tyson Fury is undefeated in his professional boxing career. However, after the Briton shocked Wladimir Klitschko and the world in 2015 and won the unified championship, Fury took a three-year hiatus away from the squared circle, now taking the fight against depression and drug abuse.

The Gypsy King returned to don the sparring gloves in 2018 and has not looked back since then, ending up as the WBC heavyweight champion of the world after a dramatic rematch with Deontay Wilder last February.

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Speaking to The Express, Eddie Hearn acknowledged the mountain Fury has climbed to be where he is, from defeating Klitschko to manhandling Wilder, proving the Matchroom MD wrong both times.

“I can’t lie to you. I didn’t think that Fury would get to this level,” said Hearn, “he’s completely proved me and everybody wrong. Nobody gave him a chance against Klitschko, he beat him. I thought he’d get knocked out by Wilder and beat him, twice, so he deserves massive credit.”

All that being said, Hearn still keeps AJ ahead of Fury.

“But I don’t think he beats Anthony Joshua. I think the way that it’s played out has been incredible. It’s not just the biggest fight in boxing, by the time it comes around it will be the biggest fight of all time,” the promoter added. (H/T BoxingScene)

While Hearn has the odds on AJ, Fury has proved in wrong two times before and its no wonder the highly anticipated undisputed heavyweight fight will reveal if Hearn’s words are indeed true or Fury proves him wrong for the third time.

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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