Tyson Fury attacks Eddie Hearn ahead of Francis Ngannou fight - 'Gone down the toilet'

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury has slammed Eddie Hearn and said his Matchroom staple has 'gone down the toilet'

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 25/10/2023

- 10:54

The 35-year-old will be returning to the ring on Saturday night

Tyson Fury has attacked Eddie Hearn and claims his Matchroom stable has 'gone down the toilet'.

The Brit is currently preparing for Saturday's showdown with Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia as he looks to maintain his unbeaten boxing record.

Hearn has been talking up the prospect of Fury and Anthony Joshua going up against each other, with many fans eager to see that fight happen.

But the Gypsy King has now shut down suggestions that could happen while taking aim at Hearn, claiming the promoter is using his name for publicity.

Eddie Hearn boxing

Eddie Hearn recently claimed he turned down the chance to sign Tyson Fury back in 2017


"Eddie Hearn has to speak about that [a potential fight with Anthony Joshua] because his full stable has gone down the toilet," he told the Daily Mail.

"The only time he gets any relevance is when he talks about Tyson Fury so if I were him, I’d talk about Tyson Fury too.

"The golden goose is done.

"The fox has got in the pen and killed it, it’s over.

"All he talks about is Tyson Fury and that’s because it’s the only way he will gets publicity."

Fury had been in talks over a potential fight with Joshua in December last year.

In the end, however, that didn't happen with the 35-year-old opting to go up against former UFC star Ngannou instead.

In Fury's eyes, the ship has sailed and a fight with Joshua is unlikely to ever happen.

"But, I told them in December, this is the final opportunity you guys are ever going to get to fight me so take it today or don’t," he added.

"And they didn’t. So, they’re out in the cold. Frozen."

Hearn has insisted Joshua and Fury would both benefit financially from a fight.

Fury, however, doesn't think the promoter's pockets are big enough and insists he doesn't need the money.

"I'm not sure who is going to give us the £100m each," he said. "Who is going to pay it?

"Eddie Hearn hasn’t got it. Eddie Hearn ain’t got it.

"Eddie Hearn ain’t got 20per cent of that. So, who is going to pay us the £100m each? If he does know someone who is going to give us £100m each then give us a call.

"I will just add that £100m to the other £200/£300m I’ve already got."

Hearn, meanwhile, recently claimed that he turned down the chance to manage Fury back in 2017.

The Gypsy King was struggling with mental health issues at the time and ballooned to a massive 28 stone.

Hearn told The Overlap: "When Fury imploded and put on all that weight, he contacted me.

"He said 'would you be interested in signing me?'


Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury is preparing for his upcoming fight with Francis Ngannou


"I was thinking 'oft, not sure'. But, obviously at that time he had beaten Klitschko and that win was unbelievable. I never thought he would have a chance in that fight.

"Then he had his problems [with mental health].

"Then he came to me and said 'would you be interested?' So, I said come and see me.

"I was in Monaco at the time. He flew out. I sat down in a board room at this hotel and he walked in.

"I've never seen anything like it. He was massive, he was 26 stone.

"He sat down and he could hardly talk, he was sweating to the floor. But, he was saying, I'm going to come back and I am going to do this, that and the other.

Boxing Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury says a boxing showdown with Anthony Joshua is unlikely to happen


"He was saying I want four easy fights then I will fight Deontay Wilder.

"I was like, I can't give you four easy fights. If you have one or two that's fine.

"That's all you need to get back in shape. But Fury was saying no, no I have to do it this way. It's the only way.

"I looked at him and I thought, I ain't spending the money because I have to give you all those fights and look at the state of you. I don't even think you will make it back into the ring.

"Obviously, he ended up having two fights before fighting Deontay Wilder.

"I would have signed him 100 per cent [if he agreed to that with me]."

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