‘Obsessed With Me’ – Eddie Hearn Trashes Frank Warren for Cancelling Lunch

Published 12/05/2020, 1:02 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 27: Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter (R) and Anthony Joshua (L) speak during a press conference for his Super Heavyweight title fight against Wladamir Klitschko at Sky Sports Studios on April 27, 2017 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Wladamir Klitschko are due to fight for the IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships of the World at Wembley Stadium on April 29. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The most elite boxing promoters, Eddie Hearn, and Frank Warren called off their meeting, which was supposedly fixed to discuss one of the biggest heavyweight boxing clashes- Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury. The meeting was presumably axed when Eddie Hearn commented on Daniel Dubois’ (managed by Frank Warren) loss to Joe Joyce on November 28.

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As per Michael Benson’s tweet, “Frank Warren has said he is no longer planning a meeting with Eddie Hearn: “That’s past, that’s gone… I don’t know how I could even meet him after what he said about Daniel [Dubois]. I don’t think that’d be a very nice meeting for him.”

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Warren fumed over Hearn’s comments on Dubois- one of the brightest heavyweight talents of Warren’s Queensberry promotions. Furthermore, he couldn’t believe that he would be set to meet Hearn even after his nasty comments.

Hearn lashed out at Warren for canceling their prefixed meeting. The Matchroom Sport promoter felt that there’s a stern need for Warren to focus on his fighters instead of calling out on prospective business talks. He said, “He should stop talking about me and start talking about his fighters. ‘I’m not having lunch with him now.’ Oh my god, I’m absolutely devastated, how’s the business gonna survive? Obsessed with me.”

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Will Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren re-decide on a meeting?

Joshua vs Fury will be one of the most anticipated boxing bouts of this decade. Furthermore, the fight has the audacity to cater to several sponsors and businesses by accruing millions of eyeballs.

Tyson Fury ended Deontay Wilder’s unbeaten streak in his last fight when he TKOed him in round seven. Courtesy of his win, he improved to 30-0 in his professional career. Joshua won his electrifying rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. through a 12-round rally. Now, ‘AJ’ (23-1) will enter the boxing ring again on December 12 to confront Kubrat Pulev.

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DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Anthony Joshua 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)

With the current spat between the two promoters, the biggest boxing battle seems far-fetched. However, Frank Warren believes the promoters can come to terms only after Eddie Hearn apologizes for his remarks towards Daniel Dubois. He said, “I’ll be looking forward to getting his apology.”

Fans will hope to see the duo resolve their dispute quickly. This will be in the best interests of the sport, as the promoters will be able to agree on terms for the heavyweight clash.

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Do you think Hearn’s remarks on Dubois are justified? Should the promoter duo meet again to resolve this concern?

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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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