BOXING NEWS: Eddie Hearn Provides Major News for Fans

January 6, 2021 3:29 pm

Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has given some good news to the fans of the sport. The English promoter gave an update on the situation of the sport and how he plans to conduct boxing events for the fans. This should be music to the ears of boxing fans across the UK and the world.

London , United Kingdom – 11 December 2017; Promoter Eddie Hearn and Katie Taylor during a press conference at the Courthouse Hotel, in Shoreditch, London, ahead of her WBA Lightweight World Title fight against Jessica McCaskill. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

With the UK going into another lockdown, all boxing events came to a halt. The BBBofC decided to put a hold on all events scheduled for January in the UK. This affected Hearn and the Josh Kelly vs David Avanesyan event as well.

However, speaking to iFL TV, Hearn revealed his plan to make sure fans get their entertainment. He said, “There’s various countries. I mean I’ve visited, I think, a few of them in the last weeks and days and I think we’re in a good position.”

He spoke about the possible destination. He said, “I think there’s some whacky stuff, there’s some stuff that you’d expect and you know…. Again, I know everyone wants it in the UK, but at the moment, they’re not even allowing boxing. So we’ve got a long way to go.”

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When asked about the possibility of the potential Fury-Joshua fight, Hearn said the first fight is unlikely to be held in Britain. Despite fans wanting the fight to take place in the UK, Hearn shut down the possibility, at least for the first one.

However, the promoter did stress on the fact that the lockdown will not stop him. He said, “I’m not letting fighters down, I’m not letting broadcasters down, I’m not letting fans down… Boxing cracks on. Wherever it may be, it’s happening.”

This is welcome news for UK fans. Eddie Hearn has already conducted the Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr fight in Saudi Arabia. So this will be nothing new to him. Fans in Britain can finally look forward to watching fights that are not early morning.

Leonardo Carvalho

Leonardo Carvalho is a boxing journalist at EssentiallySports. His love for the sport stems from the fact that he is an athlete who has played soccer at a high level for several years; he represented his state at a National Level meet. His passion for soccer and fitness led him to admire the challenges of a boxer, and he now writes about the sport he has learned to love. His favorite boxers are Anthony Joshua and Caleb Plant.

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