Eddie Hearn’s Flight Gets Canceled, Pleads to Attend Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr. Presser

Published 11/24/2021, 11:23 PM EST
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Promoter, Eddie Hearn speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn may not be able to make it to the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr presser, as we stand just a few days away from the unified lightweight title fight. Hearn, who secured the right to host the fight after severe turmoils, clearly wanted to attend the event in person.

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While he is expected to appear on the fight night at MSG in New York, the British promoter looks likely to miss the final media presser. The Matchroom kingpin recently turned to social media and expressed sorrow over British Airways’ canceled flight.

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Eddie Hearn wrote, “BA flight canceled to NY. Get me out to this press conference #LopezKambososJr.”

From the UK to the USA, Hearn needs to cover a long path to make it to the venue. However, a private jet or a chartered flight can clearly come in handy and take Eddie Hearn to his much-anticipated event.

Teofimo Lopez will return to action after more than a year since his title win against Vasyl Lomachenko. Hence, this massive fight will clearly allure Hearn to craft his further plans.

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Will we see Eddie Hearn and Teofimo Lopez continue working together?

In a recent interview, Lopez claimed to have shared a professional relationship working with Eddie Hearn. He seems to be in a financially comfortable spot and, relying on Hearn’s matchmaking abilities, we can see ‘The Takeover’ Lopez residing at the Matchroom Promotions in the future.

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Although he is still with Bob Arum’s Top Rank, their bond hasn’t been the best ever since this fight went to purse bids.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 17: Teofimo Lopez Jr celebrates after defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko (not pictured) in their Lightweight World Title bout at MGM Grand Las Vegas Conference Center on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images)

As Lopez can explore other promotions, Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions may come up as the most viable name because ‘The Takeover’ is working with them.

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However, a lot of it depends on how Lopez performs (in the ring and financially) against the undefeated George Kambosos Jr. on November 27.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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