Tyson Fury’s return to the main even boxing scene on Saturday night against Deontay Wilder has thrown the heavyweight division into disarray.
The Gypsy King was only deemed to have drawn the fight against the Bronze Bomber, despite most thinking he did enough to win and claim the WBC title.
Despite the result, Fury’s performance was enough to draw plaudits from all corners of the boxing world, with fans calling for him to face Anthony Joshua after a much-anticipated rematch with Wilder.
The discussion of who is the very best heavyweight has lasted all week, and will likely rumble on until AJ faces either both, or one of, Fury/Wilder.
Many fans around the world believe that Fury is the best heavyweight boxer in the world after his emphatic return to the ring, and many also believe that a potential British showdown against the multiple world champion Anthony Joshua will never happen.
AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn was amongst those to comment on Tyson Fury’s standout performance on Saturday night, proclaiming his respect for the British fighters return.
“Big respect for Fury to get up there - got him winning this,” tweeted Hearn, during the fight in LA on Saturday night.
With questions now surrounding Anthony Joshua’s status as the number one heavyweight in the division, and his desire to get in the ring with Wilder and Fury, Eddie Hearn has spoken out.
Speaking to iFLTV, Hearn has claimed that Joshua is going to smash Wilder and Fury, and that fans will get to see the fights happening.
“He’s gonna smash them all. Believe me when I say that,” stated Hearn.
“He’s gonna absolutely destroy Deontay Wilder and I believe he also knocks out Tyson Fury. You will get these fights.”
Strong words from Eddie Hearn, which provoked a lively response on social media, with fans almost unanimously agreeing that Joshua would struggle against both Wilder and Fury.
The balance of the heavyweight division is certainly hanging in the balance, with many now believing that Joshua needs to start fighting the very best in the world to prove that he is amongst the very elite of British boxers.
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder would have something to say about that, though, for sure.
What do you make of Hearn’s comments, and do you believe that Anthony Joshua still holds all of the cards in the heavyweight division?