Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn dismissed Tyson Fury’s prediction Deontay Wilder would knock out Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in one round.
Fury, who has twice fought Wilder, is convinced the British heavyweights are no match for the Bronze Bomber and claimed he would destroy them in the same way he did with Dominic Breazeale.
Breazeale lasted just over two minutes against Wilder last year and Fury insists the same fate would befall Whyte and three-belt champion Joshua.
‘Wilder beats Joshua, Whyte, Miller. Are you joking? The Bronze Bomber, one touch on their faces and they’re gone forever,’ Fury told IFL TV.
‘Goodnight forever. He’d do to Whyte and Joshua what he did to Breazeale. He will put them to sleep, easy.
‘They’ve got no defence and walk down punches. What are they going to do? Walk him down with no footwork?
‘You won’t walk a man like that down, he’ll punch holes in you. They will be 44 and 45 on his record. I’d definitely back Wilder to knock the pair out.’
Hearn, who promotes Joshua and Whyte, mocked Fury’s claim, firing back at the suggestion Wilder is levels above his heavyweights.
‘You can’t take what Tyson says [seriously],’ he said.
‘Most of the time he’s just having a laugh. He’s just trying to provoke a reaction. If that’s what he thinks, maybe he’s right.
‘I don’t think he’s right. I think Dillian Whyte destroys Deontay Wilder and I think AJ absolutely takes him to school and knocks him out with ease in a couple of rounds.
‘But he’s dangerous and Tyson Fury done a great job dismantling him. Hopefully he does the same in the rematch.’
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