Published On: Thu, Jun 20th, 2019

Boxing news: Tyson Fury issued ‘proper’ fight demand ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch | Boxing | Sport

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That’s according to rival heavyweight Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, who insists he wants to see Tyson Fury face tougher scraps.

Fury beat German Tom Schwarz on Saturday night in his Las Vegas debut, stopping the underdog in the second round.

The ‘Gypsy King’ barely broke a sweat as he dominated the fight throughout, picking apart the smaller man at ease.

It was his first fight since his controversial draw against Deontay Wilder back in December.

In that bout, Fury climbed off the canvas twice and outboxed the WBC heavyweight world champion in one of the most thrilling fights in recent memory.

After signing a lucrative deal with ESPN, which reportedly saw him pocket $20million (£15.7m) for his outing against Schwarz, it was believed that a rematch would be heavily delayed.

However, just before Joshua took on Andy Ruiz Jr, Wilder announced that he had agreed terms to rematch Fury early next year, provided he gets past Luis Ortiz.

Fury looks likely to fight either Jarrell Miller or Kubrat Pulev in his interim fight, but Hearn was less than impressed with his latest bout.

Speaking to Boxing Social, the promoter gave his verdict on Fury’s win over Schwarz.

“I don’t want to sit here and criticise Tom Schwarz, but I don’t think he’d win the British title, to be honest with you,” Hearn said.

“For Tyson, again, amazing entertainer, he’s made a lot of money for a fight that was never going to be competitive for one second.

“You get a lot of stick and think of the product you’re producing – i.e. with Joshua vs Ruiz and what went on underneath it – and then you look at that as a pay-per-view event.

“I thought f**k me, they do get away scot-free. I would have got hung if I had put that on as a PPV. Hung.

“Top Rank did a good job for Fury, I think he’s a brilliant entertainer, he’s absolutely hilarious and a very good fighter.

“I just want to see him in proper fights, that’s all.

“You’re not going to see that next, but you might see it next year when he fights Wilder, which is a great fight.”

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