Eddie Hearn explains how Tyson Fury surprised him during Deontay Wilder win

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Eddie Hearn has explained he was surprised by one thing after Tyson Fury’s memorable victory over Deontay Wilder.

The Gypsy King became the WBC heavyweight champion of the world following a resounding win in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

And it came about after some ferocious tactics that saw Fury put the American on the backfoot.

It was a brave decision to go toe to toe with Wilder, who possesses one of the strongest punches in boxing.

But it paid off after a masterclass of a display that saw the Alabama-born fighter’s corner throw in the towel.

And Hearn has explained how he thought Fury was mad to do so.

“I heard out of his camp he was going to be aggressive and go for it and I thought it was absolute madness and it ended up being genius from him and his team,” he told talkSPORT.

“Just a wonderful performance. What a time for British boxing– an incredible night.

”I felt like he could school him but I didn’t think he could school him and beat him up, and he did that.

”To have two heavyweight champions from Britain with all the belts, we’ll never see it again. And he deserves all the credit, it was brilliant.”

Fans have been desperate to see Fury go up against Anthony Joshua next in all-British affair to decide the unified champion.

But Wilder has a rematch clause, something Hearn believes he will trigger.

“I don’t think anyone wants to see a third fight because it was that conclusive but we will see if he exercises that clause,” continued Hearn.

“I probably expect Wilder to do that – I don’t see where else he has to go.

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“We will never get this opportunity in this sport to do this again with two Brits.

“I’ve already spoken to AJ – he wants to go straight into this fight next. He loves the Tyson fight, he has has zero fear of fighting Tyson Fury.

“He has been through everything already and he wants to be undisputed and this is the chance for our sport to have one of those legacy moments that we will never get the opportunity to have again.”

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