Eddie Hearn Explains Why YouTube Fights are Getting More Popular

Published 12/25/2020, 11:36 AM EST


The Matchroom Sport supremo, Eddie Hearn, is unquestionably one of the biggest promoters of the sport. The 41-year-old promotes some of the biggest prospects in boxing like Anthony Joshua, Gennady Golovkin, Billy Joe Saunders, and more.

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In a recent chat with FightHype, Hearn detailed on what it takes to make a good fight and what role it plays for the sport.

I think it’s good for the sport in drops. And this is why I said about Fury Joshua and Crawford against Spence, if we don’t start making those fights, those are the ones that will become the norm.”

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Hern asserted on rolling out good fights constantly as it serves well to the broadcaster too. No matter how big a fight is, it boils down to numbers and the number of eyeballs gathered.

He felt a Tyson vs Jones exhibition bout pulled off more PPV buys than Errol Spence Jr. vs Danny Garcia. So such fights are important to keep the sport on its toes.

He even shed some light on Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition fight, he felt KSI vs Paul was a bout to watch out for but a Mayweather exhibition fight just will not bring eyeballs to the sport.

Logan against KSI. Enjoyed it massive numbers learn a lot. Floyd against Logan. No! now where’s the narrative. But the only thing I will say is, we have to kind of agree that they aren’t bringing eyeballs to the sport.

So, we must be doing something right. But we have to showcase. Great fights, great content, great product. So we have to make,” Hearn concluded.

He believed people turn to the sport of boxing end of the day and alongside him, all the other promoters, fighters, and personnel have a responsibility to make fights worth a watch.

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On January 2,  2021, Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell will fight for the interim WBC lightweight belt. The winner of this fight is expected to get his hands on Haney.

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Hearn admitted, “If we can’t make Devin Haney against the winner of Campbell vs Garcia, what the f**k is it! They’re the final eliminator, they’re both on the same platform.”

January 2nd is not far away and as soon as that fight is done, Hearn will rush ahead to book the epic lightweight clash for the champion.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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