On Saudi Royalty’s Demand, Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren Agree to Go Toe-To-Toe in Boxing but Not Inside the Ring

Published 01/16/2024, 7:29 AM EST

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What happens when two of the biggest boxing promoters come together to host an event? The best and the greatest clashes come to life! On the same note, the Saudi royal Turki Alalshikh, responsible for hosting some of the biggest fights in the past few months, is planning something new. This time, he wants to see Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren duke it out, but not in the way it may sound.

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Back in December, Mathchroom Boxing’s Hearn and Queensberry Promotions’ Warren shook hands to host a fight with their fighters in the same event, ‘Day of Reckoning’ in Saudi Arabia. Since their last event went so well, Warren and Hearn succumbed to Alalshikh’s demand during the Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou press conference. However, one question remains – what exactly did Alalshikh want?

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Turning to Instagram, Warren shared the clip in question alongside a caption that read, “Bring on [Queensberry Promotions] vs [Matchroom Boxing]. Meanwhile, in the clip, Alashikh announced, “I want to talk about two cards I want to do.” He went on to claim that the first card would feature Frank and Hearn, leaving the audience clenching their stomachs.

However, things became clearer after he revealed the details about what he really wanted. “Each one of them will choose five fighters and do a night against each other,” said Alashikh. While Hearn and Warren, who have been fierce rivals in the past, would have made for an interesting clash, fights between their boxers also present an exciting night. Something both Hearn and Warren agreed to host soon after, “Done, we’ll do that.” Their recent agreement aside – here’s what they said about their partnership before the ‘Day of Reckoning’ event.

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Hearn claims they would be ‘idiots’ if they didn’t work together

Back in December, before the ‘Day of Reckoning’ fight, Hearn and Warren spoke about their partnership, shedding light on the opportunity it provides for their fighters. Hearn said, “There’s always rivalry. I’m sure there will be rivalry next week, but we’re not idiots.” He also added that they loved the sport and had “massive opportunities for our fighters and our business.”

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On the other hand, Warren said, “Look, as Eddie said, we cannot afford to let this get ruined, and it won’t do.” Warren added that what really matters are the fighters, and “the fighters are getting life-changing money for these fights.” Warren believes he can’t stand in his fighters’ way, claiming, “We will be working in association with each other on quite a few events.” 

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Having worked together for the ‘Day of Reckoning’ card in Saudi before, Hearn and Warren shake hands once again to facilitate fights between their fighters after demands from Turki Alalshikh. What do you think of their pair-up? Who do you think will be on this card?

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Sudeep Sinha

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