“Dana White Is a Legend”: Boxing Promoter Eddie Hearn Hails UFC President

Published 09/05/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Promoter, Eddie Hearn 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)


UFC is the biggest and perhaps the most decorated MMA promotion in the world. In the past decade, the promotion and its fighters have seen a steep rise in their overall growth. Moreover, UFC has completely overshadowed boxing by lining up some of the best fighters against each other. And the major credit for this promotion’s success goes to the supremo, Dana White.

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The latter completely redefined the MMA vertical, and he opened a route for talented fighters around the world to showcase their talents.

That said, fighters too grabbed the opportunity with open arms and they created some sensational moments inside the UFC octagon.

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Recently, Matchroom Boxing’s chairman, Eddie Hearn, revealed some words of encouragement for Dana White.

“Dana White is a legend. Dana White is a legend, very good at what he does,” he said.

UFC fights always manage to get the required attention from fight fans around the globe. Unlike boxing, there’s no rigmarole in staging any UFC fight between two fighters. That’s why fans love this promotion as they get to see what they like.

On the other hand, boxing lovers tend to be unsatisfied at times because they don’t get to see their favorite fighters sharing the ring space together. Also, the delay in booking vital fights puts a dent in the sport and fans quickly vanquish.

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That’s where the UFC comes into play, and Dana White plays a key role in taking the biggest fights to the octagon.

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Can Eddie Hearn become the Dana White of boxing?

Eddie Hearn has some of the biggest boxing names under his promotion’s banner. Anthony Joshua, Canelo Alvarez, Gennady Golovkin are some of the stars under Hearn’s wings.

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That said, Hearn always looks to line up all his fighters against the best contenders in boxing. Furthermore, all of Eddie Hearn’s fighters have a gratifying ability to sell their fights well.

This slightly pins the Brit as a Dana White of boxing, because just like the latter, Hearn, too, stays on his toes to roll out some high-voltage bouts.

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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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