Eddie Hearn, Promoter of former Unified Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua has expressed shock in everything that Manifested in the WBC Heavyweight Championship fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder this past weekend.
Fury was able to retain the Heavyweight title after dropping Wilder thrice and having to get up from the canvas twice in the fourth round. Fury ended the fight in the eleventh round, knocking out Deontay Wilder for the second time in a row.
“Wilder could not stand up, he was exhausted after three rounds, and that’s not normal. Some heavyweights have good tanks. Fury’s tank is exceptional, but you can’t just say, ‘That’s how he is.’ You can’t have a championship fight at any kind of pace if you can’t stand up after three rounds,” Hearn told IFL TV.
Hearn believes that Wilder wasn’t so confident in himself before the opening bell but admits the Bronze Bomber started the fight well, only to be exusted after two round. Hearn also agrees the fight was entertaining.
Apart from the few questions on Wilder’s cardio, Hearn also believes that the fight was a plus to the Heavyweight division and appreciated Fury for finishing Wilder according to his wish.
“Technically it was all over the shop, but who cares? The drama was unbelievable. Massive credit to both fighters. Wilder looked hypnotized before the fight and after two rounds he almost couldn’t stand up. He started quite well, but he looked petrified and exhausted before the fight even started,” Hearn said.
“After three rounds [Wilder] couldn’t stand up and I thought it was all over. He comes back with the equalizer and Fury goes down twice. It was non-stop and full of drama. I have to give Fury credit, because he dug deep and got the win. It was brilliant for boxing and for the heavyweight division, because we need fights like that. I wanted Fury to win. Props to both guys and massive congratulations for Fury, because it was a great win.”
While everyone raves about the Tyson Fury Vs Deontay Wilder Spectacular performance on Saturday. Anthony Joshua has activated the rematch clause for his Rematch with Oleksandr Usyk as he looks to win back his Heavyweight titles and also hand Usyk the perfect revenge.