Tyson Fury’s list of opponents is “laughable” compared to Anthony Joshua who will prove to be “the baddest man on the planet,” according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
Unified champion Joshua defends his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev on December 12 live on Sky Sports Box Office, and victory sets the stage for a successful battle with Fury.
The WBC title holder ruled out a homecoming clash with Agit Kabayel in December amid an ongoing dispute over a third fight with Deontay Wilder, but promoter Joshua Hearn believes Fury’s choice of challenger should end any debate on which British star has the best record.
The Gypsy King returns in 2021. Only those who have supported me 100% since my return will be with me for the glory.
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“It makes me laugh when people look at AJ’s resume,” Hearn said. Air sports. “Maybe I see something that other people don’t see?”
“I mean Dillian Whyte, Dominic Breazeale, Wladimir Klitschko, Joseph Parker, Alexander Povetkin, Carlos Takam previously I missed, Andy Ruiz, Kubrat Pulev.
“These are back-to-back fights. You don’t see Tom Schwarz, Otto Wallin, Sefer Serferi. Who’s the other geezer? I don’t even remember his name, the Italian dude? And then Agit Kabayel.
“I mean, it’s laughable comparing the two CVs, but it’s black and white so everyone can see it.”
Hearn admitted that Fury’s mediation process with Wilder could delay an undisputed world title clash scheduled for 2021, meaning Joshua could first fill out a mandatory WBO title defense against Oleksandr Usyk.
Matchroom boss insists his fighter has nothing to worry about facing the pound-for-pound Ukrainian star, who beat Derek Chisora on points last month, although Joshua’s top priority is to prove that he is world number 1 in overthrowing Fury.
No one can have any doubts after this fight, who is the baddest man on the planet.
Hearn said: “AJ has always proven that he will fight all comers – mandatory challengers, unified champions, future Hall of Fame.
“Anyone, and now he’s doing it again, and that’s why when you talk about Usyk, he’ll fight Usyk with no problem, but he wants to fight Tyson Fury.
“He wants to prove that he’s the best heavyweight in the world and whether or not he is undisputed, we’ll do everything we can to make sure. No one can have any doubts after this fight who the man is. baddest on the planet. “
Joshua recently reiterated his desire to add Fury’s WBC belt to his WBA, IBF and WBO titles, on the condition of first defeating mandatory IBF challenger Pulev, who suffered only one loss to Wladimir Klitschko in 2014.
“It has always been my wish,” said Joshua Air sports. “Not just the WBC, but competing with the toughest challenges the heavyweight division has to offer.
“It’s the only way to get better, isn’t it? You have a tough night, you go back, you get better whether you win or lose.
“To fight for the WBC would be an honor. It’s a prestigious belt, it’s a belt I can’t wait to get my hands on.
“When the time is right, the opportunity will present itself.”
Referring to Pulev, Joshua added, “He wants the titles and he wants to beat me.
“That’s what he has – hunger and motivation. I have to remove that motivation and remove that confidence.
“This is how you beat someone, breaking their soul.”