Britain's Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder of the USA in February. Photo: Etienne Laurent/EPA
Britain's Tyson Fury in action against Deontay Wilder of the USA in February. Photo: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Tyson Fury not as hungry as Anthony Joshua, says Eddie Hearn

By Sports Reporter Time of article published May 20, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has predicted that Tyson Fury will retire once he’s fought Anthony Joshua.

The 31-year-old Fury has in the past claimed he planned to hang up his gloves once he fulfilled his contractual obligations, which at the time included a trilogy of fights against Deontay Wilder, and a potential unification bout against Joshua.

But, he performed a U-turn and suggested there could be more fights on the cards.

“I’ve been thinking about it and initialy I had three fights left on my contract. I’ve got two left on it now, I’ve got Wilder and Joshua, but I’m just going to keep going because there’s nothing else to do is there really,” Fury said, according to Metro.co.uk.

But, despite his latest comments, Hearn believes the Manchester-born Fury will call it quits after fighting Joshua as he’s not as hungry.

“You can’t really take what he says too seriously,” Hearn told IFLTV. “One day he says he wants to fight Dilian Whyte for the Diamond title, the next he says he doesn’t want that fight. I think Fury is probably going to take the two AJ fights and then pack it in.

“I can’t speak on his behalf but he would have fought for the world title twice, won it. He would have fought an undisputed fight. I don’t think Fury has the same kind of hunger AJ has. AJ wants to beat all of the contenders,” said Hearn.

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