AJ and out for Fury? Eddie Hearn thinks so

Tyson Fury spoke recently about boxing he’s 40, but one man who doesn’t believe him is promoter Eddie Hearn.

Hearn is currently one of the power brokers looking to make the deal which will see Fury take on his fighter Anthony Joshua in a blockbusting all-British world heavyweight title unification match. In fact Hearn believes there is every chance the pair will meet not once but twice in 2021.

But according to the Matchroom boss that may just be where the story ends for ‘The Gypsy King’, rather than just being the start of the most glorious chapter.

Hearn on Fury, and retirement

He told IFL TV: “You can’t really take what he says too seriously. One day he says he wants to fight Dilian Whyte for the Diamond title, the next he says doesn’t want that fight. I think Fury is probably going to take the two AJ fights and then pack it in.

“I can’t speak on his behalf but he would have fought for the world title twice, won it. He would have fought an undisputed fight. I don’t think Fury has the same kind of hunger AJ has. AJ wants to beat all of the contenders.”

Fury is now 31 years of age having just claimed the world title for a second time by destroying Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas. And now, widely acclaimed as the best all-round heavyweight boxer on the planet, he seems in no rush to call it a day just yet.

“Nothing to prove to anybody. Not one thing to prove at all, but I box now, because I love boxing and I’ve been doing it all my life. Why walk away when I’m still only young? Hopefully I box until I have a good sit down with all the team and we all decide it’s time to walk away, while I’m on top, and then sail away into the sunset, and then who knows what will happen after that.”