Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has responded to Eddie Hearn’s jibes at his fighting style.
At the post-fight press conference for Anthony Joshua’s win over Alexander Povetkin at Wembley, Hearn had said: “I don’t want to be disrespectful, but Tyson Fury is the most unentertaining fighter I’ve ever seen.
“He’s never been in a good fight in his whole career, apart from (Steve) Cunningham, where he got knocked down.
“Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua is the biggest fight in world boxing and stylistically it is the most exciting match-up you could possibly make in boxing,” he added.
There is a certain daddy’s boy in boxing. Who offered me millions of pounds to sign a contract with him! Because he didn’t get GK he now says I’m the worst fighter he as ever seen! Bitter little spoiled punk, #sausage pic.twitter.com/nc1XSNkl1G
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) September 25, 2018
After stewing on the comments for a little while, Fury has now issued his retort.
“There is a certain daddy’s boy in boxing who offered me millions of pounds to sign a contract with him!
“Because he didn’t get (The Gypsy King) he now says I’m the worst fighter he has ever seen! Bitter little, spoiled punk, #sausage,” said Fury.
In a previous post on social media, Fury stated: “I set out to be world heavyweight champion, I didn’t see the rest coming,
“WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring Magazine Heavyweight Champion. I have made history. Now I’m having fun which makes me the most dangerous man out there.
“(I’m) the greatest fighter to ever come from the UK or Ireland,” he added.
Hearn and Fury have always enjoyed a banter-filled relationship in the past, which shouldn’t affect any future Anthony Joshua negotiations.
A fight with Joshua has been ruled out until 2020 though as ‘AJ’ chases Deontay Wilder and takes care of his mandatories, which could include Tyson’s cousin Hughie.
The younger Fury must come through Kubrat Pulev next month in order to secure a shot at Joshua in 2019.
It would be an ironic situation should Hughie beat his family member to a massive all-UK top division battle, but could all change if Fury wins the WBC belt from Wilder on December 1.
Fury would certainly become Joshua’s number one target if he could upset the odds.