Eddie Hearn had some choice words when it comes to Tyson Fury's next fight.
Hearn spoke to IFL TV and was asked about his thoughts on Fury taking on Tom Schwarz as his next fight. Hearn admonished the fight, calling it dreadful as he considers it a significant step down from his last bout, which was a December 2018 pay-per-view bout against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder that ended in a draw.
"I don't think I'll do myself favors criticizing Tyson Fury... It’s a dreadful fight. You just fought Deontay Wilder, you've basically beaten Deontay Wilder. I know it was close but most people had him winning the fight. They’ve ordered a rematch, he pulled out of the rematch, and you’re fighting Tom Schwarz," Hearn said.
The British promoter then turned his attention to his own heavyweight, unified champion Anthony Joshua, and said if Joshua did what Fury did, then Joshua would receive harsher criticism, something Hearn calls unfair.
"If Anthony Joshua did that, what do you think the reaction would be? I mean, but I don’t blame Tyson Fury. He’s been given a load of money to have an easy touch, no problem. I just feel that AJ gets a lot of unfair criticism in terms of his resume, and who he’s fighting, and then Fury goes and fights Tom Schwarz. I mean, no disrespect to Tom Schwarz, but he’s not even top 15 in the world. I know he's ranked with the WBO, but list me the top 15 heavyweights in the world and he's not even really that close, to be honest with you. [Tyson's] getting a lot of money for an easy fight," Hearn added.
Fury vs. Schwarz is scheduled to take place on June 15 in Las Vegas and will be streamed in the United States on ESPN+. The full interview can be seen in the video at the top of the page.