Hearn: Fury has a chance, but I don’t see him beating Klitschko

Phil Jay 08/07/2015

Eddie Hearn believes Tyson Fury could come unstuck against Wladimir Klitschko but will still be rooting for the Briton when he takes on the world’s best later this year.

Fury sealed his dream shot at Klitschko for October 24 in Germany on Monday and goes into the fight as a massive underdog to dethrone the long-reigning champion. Hearn is sure Fury has the right team around him to help in his mammoth task, although just sees the former British champion coming up short in Dusseldorf.

“Tyson Fury is a quality young fighter but he hasn’t been in with the quality of Klitschko,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“People struggle with Klitschko’s size but Fury has size advantage over Klitschko and is very unorthodox. He’s also unusual in his approach and tactics – Peter Fury is a very bright man. He’s got a chance in the fight.”

If Fury can pull off the shock victory, Hearn would love to set up a huge UK clash with Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua somewhere down the line, but is adamant that ‘AJ’ is still some time away from mixing it at the very top level.

“I hope Fury wins. That would open the door for huge fights in the division with Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder so I’d love to see him do it. On paper, I don’t think he does but I rate him and I certainly think he has a shot in the fight,” said Hearn.

“Probably this time next year we’ll see him involved in, if not world title fights, fringe ‘elite’ fights. He’s got people to deal with domestically and you’ve got to understand that he wants to go through everybody.”