“He doesn’t really fight that way”: Marvin Hagler denies Tyson Fury’s claim that he will recreate the middleweight classic fight with Tommy Hearns in 1985 and pursue a break against Deontay Wilder
- Tyson Fury is preparing for his rematch with Deontay Wilder on Saturday evening
- The Gypsy King has vowed to deliver a knockout against the WBC champion
- He cited the abandonment of Tommy Hearns by Marvin Hagler in 1985 as a motivation
- But Hagler himself laughed at the claims and said he “doesn’t fight that way”
Tyson Fury’s claim that he is going to involve Deontay Wilder in a Hagler-Hearns fight has been ridiculed – by Marvin Hagler.
Fury has raised his eyebrows with his repeated assertions that he will throw his hit-and-move style overboard by chasing the knockout in their Las Vegas rematch on Saturday and has quoted the three-headed classic between Hagler and Thomas Hearns in 1985 .
Hagler, who won that middleweight world title classic, is doubtful that Fury will continue with his plan to go toe-to-toe with the biggest puncher in boxing.
Tyson Fury claims that he will pursue an early knockout win against Deontay Wilder on Saturday
Marvin Hagler rejected Fury’s comments and said the heavyweight “doesn’t fight that way”
Then told about Fury’s claim, Hagler laughed and told Sportsmail: “I heard it was said. He doesn’t really fight that way. But I say one thing about him – I like that he has movement and he seems like a good thinker in that ring. But again, if he lost his strategy against Wilder, he would have to think twice. “
In his role as Laureus ambassador prior to Sunday’s Laureus World Sport Awards, Hagler also issued a warning to Anthony Joshua, who is hunting for a fight with the winner.
By pointing to Joshua’s rebuked defeat against Andy Ruiz and the difficulties he encountered in his barnstormer with Wladimir Klitschko in 2017, Hagler said: “I think they have the secret (about Joshua’s impact resistance).
Hagler believes that Anthony Joshua seems vulnerable while he looks to fight the winner of the competition
In a three-headed classic in 1985, Hagler (R) saw Tommy Hearns stop at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas
“Joshua has been shaken twice. Ruiz shocked him. Klitschko did and did not finish him. Can you imagine what Mike Tyson would have done if he had shaken him up like Klitschko had?
“But I love Joshua. And it’s great that you have these heavyweights. Now it is a puzzle between these three. It is very difficult to separate them.
‘Wilder-Fury – who knows how that fight will go. It depends on what Tyson Fury is doing in that ring. And the same with Wilder – you don’t know how he will fight. Sometimes he has that right hand.
“This time I believe that if he hurts Fury, he will try more to make sure he won’t let him go.” I am happy that the heavyweight division has come back to life. There has not been much excitement since Mike Tyson. “