Bob Arum No Longer Believes Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 Was the Greatest Heavyweight Fight of All Time

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder put on a show for the ages. They went all in and the fight is now being considered the greatest heavyweight championship fight of all time. Top-rank top boss Bob Arum had the best seats in the house and had a close-up experience of the clash.

Bob Arum was as amazed as almost everyone else watching that fight, either in Las Vegas or anywhere else across the world. In a post-fight interview, the 89-year-old said that in his 57-year long career, he had never come across a fight more magnificent than Fury vs Wilder 3.

On the night of the fight, Arum felt that the Fury vs Wilder trilogy was the greatest clash he had ever seen. That is a huge claim as he is probably one of the oldest serving members of the boxing community and he has seen some of the most iconic clashes of all time.

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However, old Arum had some time to process and review that claim; now, he feels that was just his sentiment in the heat of the moment. He believes the greatest heavyweight fight of all time is still Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier 3.

The night of the fight, I told everybody, it was the best heavyweight championship I had ever seen but then I reflected on Ali and Frazier.

“While it lacked knockdowns, particularly, the third fight, the intensity was even greater because there were more ebbs and flows in that fight than in Fury and Wilder.

So, even though I initially felt it was the greatest heavyweight championship fight I had ever seen, I would have to amend that in retrospect and say it’s probably second to Ali-Frazier,” said Bob Arum.

Eddie Hearn feels Bob Arum has been around for far too long

After the Fury vs Wilder 3 press conference, Bob Arum broke the internet. In an interview, the 90-year-old went off on Kate Abdo, and even said “f**k off you prick” to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.

Soon after this interview, these clips went viral and Arum became the talk of the hour.

The very next day, Matchroom top dog Eddie Hearn shared his thoughts on Bob Arum losing his cool on camera. In typical Hearn fashion, he kicked this off by doing a hilarious impression of his Top-Rank counterpart; he even claimed he had practiced that up to 5 times.

“What’s he doing alive? Let alone what’s he doing in the sport?” – @EddieHearn on @BobArum antics at the #FuryWilder3 presser. #boxing #boxingnews pic.twitter.com/MZnA9kxQUv

— Sanjit Misra (@_sanjitmisra) October 7, 2021

The Matchroom head started off by putting it out there that Bob Arum is just “great“. Anyone who knows Eddie Hearn can probably guess that he ended this by questioning Bob Arum’s purpose in life and role in the sport at the age of 90.

Hearn shared that he had watched a George Foreman documentary earlier and he spotted his old friend from Top Rank in the film.

This surprised him and immediately raised the question – what is he still doing around?

“Bob’s great. All these people, I don’t agree with half the things that Bob says, but he’s a character. I watched the George Foreman documentary the other night and Arum’s on there and I guess he’s my age, right? And he’s like, he was doing that.

“Like what is he even doing at 90? I mean what’s he even doing alive? Let alone what’s he doing in the sport? But I don’t think I’ll be here at 90! If I am, mazel tov!” said Eddie Hearn.

Is Eddie Hearn right about this?

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