“So I have to give him a lot of credit and respect, as I did when he FaceTimed me on Sunday several times. Gutted for Dillian, he’ll come again. I think he was a little bit too respectful in the build-up, especially fight week. Well only fight week, because that was the build-up! 

“I think he let Tyson just friend him a little bit before the fight and I think he’ll kick himself that he wasn’t more aggressive in the fight. But he lost to an excellent heavyweight and congratulations to Tyson Fury.”

Prior to the contest, Hearn suggested Fury was not a one-punch knockout artist – which the Gypsy King clearly overcame in front of 94,000 fans last weekend. Hearn admitted Fury was gaining his respect after defeating the likes of Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder, and Whyte in recent years.