“He Is Vindictive”: Boxing World Champion Calls Out Eddie Hearn for His ‘Character Traits’

Published 03/25/2023, 3:10 PM EDT

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Eddie Hearn is one of the most populous boxing promoters. He is the promoter of many icons and superstars of the sport such as Canelo Alvarez, Katie Taylor, Anthony Joshua, and many more. He is very opinionated and outspoken. Hearn was born to Barry Hearn who is a boxing promoter himself and founded Matchroom boxing. He has been around boxers and fights throughout his life. In the past, Hearn has been a great advocate for training in boxing. 

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Though, not everyone is a fan of the promoter. Recently, Lawrence Okolie, a boxing world champion came out publicly criticizing Hearn. He details the experience he had under his management.

Lawrence Okolie details out “Character traits” of Eddie Hearn

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Okolie was a fighter who fought under ‘Matchroom boxing’ but recently departed from the promotion. It appears that the fighter and the promotion did not end their professional relationship in good terms. As Okolie was asked about the departure, he did not have any kind words to say for Hearn and his experience at Matchroom boxing.

He expressed his disappointment with Hearn. Especially with how he handles his fighter and how his “character traits” did not resonate well with the boxer. A video surfaced on  Twitter posted by @idboxingnews wherein Okolie candidly opened up about his departure. 

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He stated,Someone who is in a position like Eddie, Born rich, continues to be rich. It’s not jealousy of the money but its character traits. Like me and Eddie, he can say what he wants online we had our own personal conversations and stuff that is going on behind the scenes.” He added “Shows me he is vindictive. He is showing it with his actions.”

It is quite clear that the world champion is not fond of Hearn. Though, one is not sure what lies ahead for Hearn and him in the near future.

Eddie Hearn fires back at Okolie

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Hearn is not the one who shies away from responding to criticisms. He took no time to react to the remarks made by Okolie. In a recent interview, he was asked about what he makes of the comments made by Okolie.

As per Boxing social, he stated, “I don’t really understand the personal insults. When he says I’m jealous – of what? Jealous of Lawrence Okolie?” 

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Hearn is not bowing down to Okolie. The situation between the two seems hostile. Though, what do you make of the comments made by both? Do share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comments below.

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Harddit Bedi

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Harddit Bedi is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He has interned at multiple top sports media outlets and packs a great amount of knowledge regarding the sport. His love for boxing and writing has landed him on his journey at EssentiallySports, where he looks forward to adding value to our boxing coverage.
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