Promoter Eddie Hearn insists that Tyson Fury, and his father John Fury, are aware of how much bigger the WBC heavyweight champion would be under his guidance.
Fury, who is guided by Hall of Fame promoters, Bob Arum and Frank Warren, is preparing to defend his crown against mandatory challenger, Dillian Whyte, on April 23 at Wembley Stadium.
The fight will be carried on pay-per-view in the United States and the UK.
Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing were outbid for the promotional rights to the fight, after Warren’s Queensberry Promotions won the WBC’s purse bid with a monster offer of $41 million, with Matchroom the only other bidder at $32.2 million.
Fury’s father, John, posted a video on social media saying he was “happy because Eddie Hearn’s sick” at the fight happening.
“Tyson Fury and John Fury I like them,” Hearn told Pro Boxing Fans.
“Also, they’re not idiots. They know how much bigger he would be if I was promoting him. They know I’m the best promoter in the world.
“But, we’ve always had this little bit of back and forward, back and forward. I think they’re both very entertaining and I think Dillian Whyte is going to beat Tyson Fury.”
The fight between Fury and Whyte is expected to be a tremendous event – after 85,000 tickets were scooped up in the first three hours of being placed on sale.