Eddie Hearn names his Mount Rushmore of boxing – but leaves Tyson Fury OFF the list as promoter tells him 'f*** off' | The Sun
EDDIE HEARN has named his 'Mount Rushmore' of boxing but the list is more notable for those that missed out rather than those who made it.
The Matchroom boss has even included himself in the list which may not be a surprise to some with heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk surprisingly missing out.
Fury's omission might not come as a surprise giving Hearn went on an extraordinary rant last month over the Gypsy King's apparent reluctance to accept a heavyweight unification fight with Usyk.
Hearn said: "F*** off. You want money, you want too much money, you're not the draw you think you are, that fight's not as big as you think it is."
The 43-year-old is currently busy promoting Anthony Joshua's return to the ring on April 1st against Jermaine Franklin in a fight the Brit must win following back-to-back defeats to Usyk.
It is Joshua who tops Hearn's list despite suffering three defeats in his last five fights.
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Mexican Canelo 'Saul' Alvarez is second on the list and his inclusion is far less questionable than Joshua's given he has only lost twice in 62 fights and is a multiple world champion over four different weight divisions.
Third on the list is Irish star Katie Taylor who is currently unbeatenand is the undisputed lightweight world champion.
Taylor is currently preparing for her next defence against Chantelle Cameron on May 20.
To conclude the line-up Hearn has cheekily given himself the final spot for his contribution to the sport.
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This act may irk the likes of Fury but Hearn has never been shy of ruffling feathers.
It's been a difficult time for Hearn recently with another of his fighters Conor Benn trying to clear his name following the drug saga surrounding the postponement of his fight with Chris Eubank JR.
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