Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has responded to quips by Barry Hearn made at the Dillian Whyte press conference on Monday.
The senior Hearn slated Fury’s forthcoming opponent Tom Schwarz. Also causing considerable drama with comments mentioning, ‘old slave contracts’ given to boxers in the past.
Hearn, 70, faced a backlash on social media from some criticizing the mentioning of a controversial subject at Whyte’s own media gathering.
In regards to Fury, Hearn referenced Schwarz, whom the former world title holder faces on June 15, with the wrong information.
“Tyson Fury is the best Gypsy boxer in the world, isn’t he? The king of the Gypsies who’ll fight any man whatsoever?
“Ah, his next opponent is ranked number 93 (really rated 37) with BoxRec.
“Congratulations. Make of it what you want, but let’s have no bull**** – shall we?” said Hearn.
In response, Fury urged Eddie Hearn not to allow his father to handle public media events in the future.
“Eddie, please sort your dad out. He’s ruining the job for you,” Fury said in social media video.
“First thing he does is talk about slaves and slave-driving with Dillian Whyte. Next thing he’s saying to the public, ‘if you don’t like it (Pay-Per-View), don’t pay for it. Everything is Pay-Per-View, I’m not bothered if you buy it or not.’
“Then he’s getting wrong information on Tom Schwarz,. Because we both know he’s ranked number two with the WBO and in the Top 10 in the IBF.
“Best thing to do Eddie is give him another can of beer and put him back in the cupboard, the old red-faced fool.
“Give him a four-pack of Stella and stick him in the cupboard before he ruins your job for you.
“Eddie, you’re trying to charm everybody with your big smile and your handsome rogue face, but your dad’s coming out and mucking it all up mush.
“Get him back in the cupboard with a four-can of Stella – ha ha!”
Barry was given ‘one more boxing event in the spotlight’ by Eddie, although it wasn’t plain sailing for the now predominant Snooker and Darts man.
Whyte was visibly taken aback when Hearn mentioned the PPV side of things. Although ‘The Bodysnatcher’ did face some questions himself for laughing along and not speaking out when Hearn gave his ‘slave contract’ spiel.