Tyson Fury to take on the Hearns on race track with horses battling it out in Doncaster's St Leger this weekend

BARRY Hearn and Tyson Fury are no strangers to conflict in the boxing world.

But on Saturday they will go toe-to-toe on the racecourse in the St Leger at Doncaster.


Legendary promoter Hearn – father of Eddie – bred the 14-1 shot Subjectivist, who is trained by the most successful trainer in British racing history in Mark Johnston.

In the opposite corner is rank outsider Tyson Fury, trained by youngster Richard Spencer and named in honour of the heavyweight champ.

Hearn is back for a second crack at the historic race, which is the oldest Classic in the world.

He also bred Sir Ron Priestley, Subjectivist’s older brother who was second to Logician and Frankie Dettori in the Leger 12 months ago.

The siblings were born and raised at Mascalls Stud in Essex, which is run by Hearn’s wife of 50 years Susan.

Subjectivist has a wealth of experience, but Tyson Fury is the polar opposite with just one run under his belt.

But he left his rivals on the canvas with a stunning debut win over a mile and a half at Doncaster in July.

His owners have decided to roll the dice and throw him in at the deep end.

VERDICT

On the evidence of his debut win at Doncaster earlier in the summer, the exciting Tyson Fury looks as though he packs a decent punch – but he is a flyweight taking on some proven heavyweights here.

Subjectivist isn’t without a chance.

He is as hard as nails and won easily last time, so he is worth a quid each-way in the big one.

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