Eddie Hearn has branded Tyson Fury’s decision to fight Tom Schwartz a ‘terrible’ one (Picture: Getty)Eddie Hearn believes Tyson Fury has made a ‘terrible’ decision to fight Tom Schwarz in what is likely to be his first bout since his box office clash with Deontay Wilder.
Fury twice rose from the canvas to claim a controversial draw with the WBC heavyweight champion back in December, just six months after launching his comeback following three years out of the ring.
The Gypsy King has subsequently signed a lucrative £80 million deal with US broadcaster ESPN to cover his next five fights, the first of which is likely to be against unbeaten German in Las Vegas on June 15.
Reacting to the impending announcement, Hearn told Boxing Social: ‘It’s a terrible fight when you go from re-matching Deontay Wilder to then fighting Tom Schwartz.
‘I have to admire Tyson Fury. If he’s getting paid the type of money he’s reportedly getting paid to fight Tom Schwarz, congratulations.’
Should Fury, as expected, emerge victorious against the 24-year-old, who boasts a 24-0 record with 16 KOs, Hearn denied he would be rendered Anthony Joshua’s mandatory challenger.
‘[Oleksandr] Usyk would be mandatory for Joshua,’ he added. ‘When you’re a super champion at the weight below and you move up in weight you become automatic mandatory.
Tyson Fury is set to fight Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas (Picture: Getty)‘I don’t think Tyson wants to be a mandatory at 30% when he’s already been offered 40%.’
Usyk has made his name at cruiserweight and is currently ranked fourth in The Ring’s pound for pound ratings.
The 32-year-old is said to be considering moving up in weight having effectively ended Tony Bellew’s career in his most recent fight with a brutal eighth round knockout.
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