Eddie Hearn has responded to Tyson Fury’s offer to train boxing rival Anthony Joshua for his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua lost his world heavyweight belts after Ukrainian fighter Usyk outclassed the Briton over 12 rounds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London last month.
Hearn and Joshua have confirmed they will exercise their rematch clause as the 31-year-old looks to regain his position as world heavyweight champion.
Fury, who saw a proposed fight with Joshua collapse last summer, said after his compatriot’s defeat that he was willing to train him up for the rematch.
The WBC world heavyweight champion told Foxtel’s Main Event: ‘I believe if I train Anthony Joshua for the fight with Usyk then he’d definitely win the fight.
‘Well, you know, I’ve offered my services to him, for me to train him for his rematch. And I guarantee you he’d win.
Asked how he would train Joshua, Fury added: ‘I’d get him to fight like a big man.’
Responding to Fury’s comments, Joshua’s promoter Hearn told iFL TV: ‘Everyone’s an expert, aren’t they?
‘Everyone thinks they can show Josh how to beat him. I don’t think we’ll be in the Fury camp for that rematch but everyone has their ideas about how to beat Usyk.
‘It’s not that easy because Usyk is a great and is brilliant at what he does. But there’s ways to fight and ways not to fight.
‘Unfortunately Josh chose the wrong way. It doesn’t mean he can switch styles and walk through him but I believe Josh knows what he need to do to beat Usyk.
‘That won’t involve the coaching services of Tyson Fury, I don’t believe.’
Fury’s surprising offer came just days before his heavyweight clash with American Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
The pair have already fought twice, with Fury battering Wilder almost two years ago after the first bout ended as a draw.
In the last press conference ahead of Fury-Wilder III, the Briton told his rival to ‘retire’ after Saturday’s clash and called him ‘weak’ and ‘unwell’.
‘You’re in denial and you’re getting knocked out,’ said Fury. ‘Do yourself a favour and retire from boxing. Your legacy is in bits.
‘Even all your excuses have been destroyed. No one’s even believed you. They’re all laughing at you. You’re a weak man, you’re getting knocked out.’
Wilder responded: ‘I don’t have to fight another day in my life, I am good – can you say the same thing? Nervous energy.’
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