EDDIE HEARN has questioned Tyson Fury’s hunger ahead of the third and final fight of his Deontay Wilder trilogy.
The promoter revealed he expects the Gypsy King, 32, to “school” the 34-year-old Bronze Bomber.
But having already beaten Wilder to become the WBC champion in February, Hearn is unsure of Fury’s motivation.
Hearn told William Hill: “I think Fury has got to be a huge favourite, he’s beaten him twice already, really.
“But Wilder is dangerous and you never know a fighter’s mindset when they achieve what Tyson has [and] with a load of money in the bank.
“How much does that hunger [in Fury] still exist?
“You can bet your life the hunger will be there for Deontay Wilder.
“But Tyson Fury is a big favourite in that fight… he’s schooled him twice and I expect him to do so a third time.”
Fury first fought Wilder in December 2018 with the fight ending in a controversial draw – with many feeling Fury had won the bout.
The Morecambe boxer then went on to fight Wilder again in February – being crowned the WBC heavyweight champion after stopping the American in the seventh round.
Fury and Wilder have a contracted third fight but the negotiations and fight date have been halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dillian Whyte, who lost his chance of taking on the winner of Fury vs Wilder after being KO’d by Alexander Povetkin last weekend, also reckons Fury will beat Wilder with ease.
Whyte said: “I think Fury is going to win again.
“He’s beaten him twice already and I think he’s going to win again. I think it will be easier this time around.
“Obviously, he out-boxed him last time and he knocked him out this time, so what is Wilder going to bring?
“He can’t say ‘my punch power, my punch power’ anymore, no. He’s been dominated.
“[Fury] took your punch away from you, put you on the back foot and stopped you.
“And then [Fury’s] also out-boxed him in the first fight when he was rusty, so what’s [Wilder] going to do?
“He’s not all of a sudden going to become a great mid-range counter-puncher that you haven’t done for 40-something fights.”