Eddie Hearn has laughed off being blocked by Tyson Fury on Twitter, and is standing by his claim that the British heavyweight boxer is the “most unentertaining fighter he’s ever seen”.
Fury, the former world heavyweight champion, made his return to the ring after a two-and-a-half-year absence earlier this year and will take on WBC title holder Deontay Wilder in December.
The pair have been engaged in a war of words ahead of their Los Angeles showdown and almost came to blows in a press conference earlier this month.
“He is a brilliant trash talker,” said Hearn, speaking to Hawksbee and Jacobs.
“Him and Wilder are quite pally, yet he can make it look like the greatest build-up of all time.
“He’s a very smart guy Tyson Fury. He is a good fighter. People think he is not the brightest but he is a clever guy, he knows what he is doing.”
Fury recently blocked Hearn on Twitter after his “most unentertaining fighter” barb and mocked the promoter over an offer he made to represent him, referring to him as a “t*t” in a social media post.
On that, Hearn said: “He has given me stick every day for the last three years and I’ve not really said anything because when he sees me he couldn’t be more friendly.
“All I said was that he was probably the most unentertaining heavyweight boxer I have ever seen and he blocked me straight away. I couldn’t believe it.
“I’ve soaked up all this stick from him for years and years, just said that and he blocked me!
“He is very good at creating controversy and talking points and he has done that here. I stand by what I said. There is entertainment in the ring and there is entertainment out the ring. Out the ring, he is absolutely golden. In the ring, I have never seen him in an entertaining fight.
“It was true that we had a meeting in Monaco and I offered him the chance to fight Tony Bellew and Dillian Whyte and instead he wanted to fight Seferi and the other Italian guy. I wanted him to fight, of course.
“It doesn’t matter how boring he is in the ring, he creates controversy. People will tune into watch him. Unfortunately, when you do watch him you don’t quite get what he said you would get. I was desperate for him to fight Tony Bellew and I wanted him to fight Dillian Whyte as well.
“Now he is in a big fight [against Wilder]. I hope he wins but I just don’t believe he will.”