Tyson Fury is widely regarded as the best heavyweight in the world, but Eddie Hearn thinks Anthony Joshua has a better resume.
Over the weekend, Fury recorded a comfortable victory over Derek Chisora to set up a potentially exciting 2023, with fights against Oleksandr Usyk and Joe Joyce on the horizon.
Meanwhile, Joshua is coming off back-to-back defeats to Usyk and since then he is yet to return to the ring.
So while it’s abundantly clear that Fury is currently on the better trajectory of the two men, Joshua’s promoter Hearn believes that if you look back, he’s his man with the most impressive names in his lineup. track record.
“Anthony Joshua’s resume is in a different league than Tyson Fury’s,” Hearn told Pro Boxing Fans.
“Fury fought Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder. That’s it in terms of elite heavyweights.
“I know Dillian Whyte was a good fight, but I talk about the best, the best guys, consistently.”
In fairness, before 2019 Joshua had a string of notable wins, beating Dillian Whyte, Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and Joseph Parker.
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That being said, Fury still has the trump card, which is his unbeaten record which, after two losses to Usyk and a shock defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr, Joshua will never have.
Of course, the ideal way to settle this would be in the ring rather than looking at resumes, but if Fury’s recent comments are up to snuff, we won’t be seeing this fight for a long time.
“Maybe this fight can happen when we’re both 55, one for the golden oldies,” Fury told talkSPORT.
“I don’t know, it hasn’t happened in all this time and it doesn’t even seem to be happening.
“He doesn’t hold any belts, I’m the champion, I offered him the fight, but he didn’t accept it.”
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