Fury better than Joshua, confesses Hearn


Peter Akinbo

Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, believes that Tyson Fury is better than Anthony Joshua in the boxing ring, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

Fury and Joshua are two of the biggest names in boxing at the moment, with the British heavyweights constantly compared.

The Gypsy King has retired for now, with Joshua trying to regain his belts against Oleksandr Usyk later this month.

If Joshua can win, then he will set up a fight with Fury, with the winner becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion, if a deal can be agreed between all parties.

Fans of boxing have been anticipating this fight for the last few years to finally settle the debate once and for all about who is actually the better boxer.

Fury is undefeated in his professional career, while in comparison Joshua has lost two of his last three fights.

Joshua has been a large part of Hearn’s success as a promoter with both Sky Sports and now joining him at DAZN.

However, talking on Jaackmaate’s Happy Hour Podcast, Hearn admitted that Fury was the better boxer between the two heavyweights.

“If you asked me right now, who’s the best heavyweight in the world, I would say Tyson Fury. Pains us to say it but that’s facts.

Joshua (right)

“At the moment, on paper Tyson Fury’s the best heavyweight in the world. If Joshua beats Usyk, it’s arguable you know, but like again, you get to a point, I think as they get older it’s easier, I think people just go ‘oh look, who cares’  Joshua has got into a position before when walk-in second and he’s actually one of them that goes “I don’t care, I just want to fight.’


“But, when two people don’t like each other, no one wants to give an inch and it’s so frustrating, like you know, it could be the changing rooms on the night ‘I want first choice of changing room’ are you joking? You’re getting 100 mil, shut up! Get changed in the car park!”

Joshua is poised to face Usyk on August 20 in Jeddah for the title rematch.