Eddie Hearn Makes Surprise Prediction For Charles Martin vs Deontay Wilder

Published 02/11/2021, 7:30 AM EST
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Eddie Hearn attends a press conference at Bramall Lane on February 6, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Wilson/MB Media/Getty Images)


Deontay Wilder, and his trainer Mark Breland, have stayed a hot topic for the past few days. The duo has constantly painted shots at each other, which has resulted in a war of words. The prime cause of this rift was Wilder’s brutal stoppage loss to Tyson Fury in 2020.

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Wilder was livid with Breland for throwing the towel inside the ring, due to which the referee stopped the fight. Moreover, he even accused the former pugilist of being jealous and giving him spiked water during the fight.

These statements caught the Matchroom supremo, Eddie Hearn’s ears, and he shed some light on the Alabama native. Speaking to iFL TV, he said, “He’s completely lost his mind, completely lost his mind.” (h/t Boxing Scene)

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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter speaks to the media during the Vasiliy Lomachenko and Luke Campbell press conference in the lead up to there WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Title Fight at the Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel on August 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

He further took a dig at the ‘Bronze Bomber’ who called himself as the king. Hearn believes Wilder isn’t the king anymore. The Mactroom Supremo believes Wilder could become one, but at the moment he isn’t one.

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Despite Wilder’s verbal jabs with his ex-coach, Hearn acknowledged the resilient boxer. Wilder hasn’t competed after that loss to Tyson Fury, but Hearn believes he can have exciting fights aligned once he’s open to coming back.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury is confronted by rival boxer Deontay Wilder after defeating Francesco Pianeta in a heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Talking on the same, he said, “I really wanna see Wilder back, he’s great for boxing, and so’s Andy Ruiz. It’s a good fight, Charles Martin can fight. I know AJ cleaned him out in two rounds, but that was a great performance. Charles Martin can fight…Charles Martin might beat Deontay Wilder.”

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Martin fought Anthony Joshua back in 2016 for his IBF title, but ‘AJ’ finished him in just 2 rounds. Despite that loss, he’s kept a proactive run in the division and competes even today.

Hearn not only believes that Martin can give a watch-worthy challenge to Wilder, but he is also of the opinion that he exhibits the audacity to beat him. Do you think Wilder can defy the odds on his return? What do you conclude of Hearn’s statements?

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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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