Legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum has responded Eddie Hearn’s claims that he is “off his absolute t**s the whole time” on edibles and weed.
Arum is highly respected in boxing for his long-term service to the sport. The fact that he is still working, at almost 91-years of age, is a testament to the work ethic that has rewarded him with such a successful career.
However, in response to Hearn’s accusations, the veteran promoter made no excuses or denial of his marijuana use, but insisted that it is done away from his workplace.
In an interview with Boxing Social, Arum suggested that Hearn should stay out of other people’s business and focus on his own career before takings digs at rival promoters.
“I like edibles and I don’t make excuses for having used marijuana, but I don’t use it when I am working, I don’t use it when I’m doing interviews. I do it at night, in my own private world. If that is all that Eddie [Hearn] has, then that is just typical nonsense Eddie Hearn.”
“One of his problems is that he gets involved in everybody’s business, everybody’s business is his. He predicts how a fight will draw on pay-per-view, when he has nothing to do with the fight. Isn’t he better off concentrating on a fight that he is promoting, where he does have skin in the game, than to talk about other people’s fights, but no, he can’t. You put a microphone in front of him and he spews out like a guy who can’t control himself and just talks for the sake of talking.”
As Hearn continues his work in the US market, he was always sure to step on the toes of the established promoters. Fans will hope it doesn’t damage matchmaking further in a sport that’s already known for its struggles to put together the best contests.