‘They would unravel in front of the world’: Eddie Hearn mocks KSI and Tommy Fury as duo line up potential fight, branding them ‘not very good’ and ‘not skilled’
- Eddie Hearn has criticised KSI and Tommy Fury after the two exchanged words
- Hearn said both fighters are ‘not very good’ despite neither yet suffering defeat
- KSI beat Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda before calling out Fury on Saturday
- The 23-year-old responded on Twitter, with a bout looking possible in the future
Eddie Hearn has branded KSI and Tommy Fury ‘not very good’ after the two engaged in a war of words on Saturday night.
Fury tweeted KSI after the 29-year-old knocked out rapper Swarmz and Mexican boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda in the same night, before he said he ‘wanted a bit of that’ in reference Fury after the fight.
Via Boxing Social, Hearn said the duo would ‘unravel in front of the world’ if they were to face off, which could happen soon with both boxers’ directions unclear.
Eddie Hearn has criticised both KSI and Tommy Fury after the two exchanged words
KSI (left) called out Tommy Fury (right) on Saturday, before Fury responded on Twitter
‘It’s a huge fight but neither of them are very good,’ said the promoter.
‘They’re not seasoned or skilled fighters. That doesn’t mean it can’t be entertaining – it might just be entertaining watching those guys unravel in front of the world.’
Fury was due to fight Jake Paul in 2021, but pulled out due to injury. The re-arranged bout was scheduled for earlier this month, but Fury again had to pull out after he was denied access to America.
KSI knocked out both Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda (pictured) on Saturday evening
After KSI’s comments, the 23-year-old tweeted KSI: ‘You know where to find me,’ but he was mocked by users after his failure to face Paul.
KSI himself has agreed to face Paul at Wembley next year, but he may fight again beforehand, and isn’t short of ideas for possible opponents.
He said: ‘Slim looks good, I want a piece of that. Austin versus Gib, I want the winner of that. Andrew Tate, I want a piece of that. Tommy Fury, I want a piece of that.
‘I’ve warmed up and I’m ready, I’m excited. Nothing can harm me. I’m different.
Fury was supposed to fight Jake Paul (pictured) in 2021 and then 2022, but pulled out twice
Hearn was involved during KSI’s rivalry with Logan Pual (right), but has criticised the Brit
‘These guys, they think as soon as they get in the ring they can mess with me. Once they feel the power it’s dangerous, bro. I’m moving like Wilder in these streets, man. It’s scary.’
Hearn has previously commented on the idea of social media stars becoming professional boxers, claiming he’s interested because of the entertainment rather than boxing ability.
He originally rebuffed the idea, but got involved when KSI fought Jake Paul’s brother Logan, and has maintained his interest in events going forward.