Eddie Hearn Plans to Steal Another Bob Arum’s Fight – Wants Crawford-Porter on DAZN

Published 09/07/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
Dublin , Ireland – 31 October 2017; Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn during a press conference at the Irish Film Institute, in Temple Bar, Dublin. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


This year, the WBO welterweight champ, Terence Crawford, will have to mandatorily lock horns with Shawn Porter for his title defense. Hence, Crawford’s promoter, Bob Arum, wants to stage this fight in a magnetic setting. Also, since the champ is one of the biggest fighters on Arum’s roster, this fight definitely has to go out big.

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However, not only Arum, but other bigwig promoters like Eddie Hearn, too, are eager to secure the rights for this fight. That said, the WBO, on August 23, ordered this bout to go to the purse bids on September 2.

However, as both Crawford and Porter’s teams wanted an extension to sort this out internally, WBO moved the purse bids to September 14. Speaking exclusively to DAZN, Hearn shed some light on this matter.

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He said, “I was supposed to [bid on Sept. 2],”

“I send someone to Puerto Rico to bid for that fight and then they canceled the purse bids. They extended the negotiations period. Look, there’s a lot of players in the market at the moment that could be bidding a lot of money for that fight, and we’re one of them.”

“The fighters might even say, ‘OK. Let’s see who bids what. It’s quite a time for purse bids.” (h/t Boxing Scene)

There’s always a stiff competition between Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum as they seek to put out the best fights for the fans. The duo even maintains a cut-throat competition in signing the upcoming stars of the sport to edge ahead of the other.

Is Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter’s fight worth going to the purse bids?

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The remaining four months of 2021 have some promising boxing bouts lined up; Crawford vs Porter‘s clash is one such fight on that list.

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This contest doesn’t have a set date or location yet, but once the purse bids are done, the other vital details will come out soon.

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As Crawford and Porter are the two biggest names in the 147-pound frame, the hype behind this fight is natural. That said, any promoter winning the purse bids would unquestionably generate surplus revenue and profits.

What do you make of Hearn’s comments?

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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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