Eddie Hearn has hit back at the latest bout of criticism his way from Simon Jordan – and challenged the Talksport presenter to a showdown in the ring.
Speaking to IFL TV at the weigh in for Katie Taylor vs Karen Carabajal, Hearn said he would be happy to settle his differences with Jordan in a fight with the proceeds generated going to charity.
“I think we should have a fight. I reckon he [Simon Jordan] can’t fight at all, I can’t fight – I think it’d be unbelievable.”
“We’ll do it for charity, then we’ll have a debate after. I’ve got a broken finger, but I’ll still fight.”
Even though the offer is likely to be in jest, it wouldn’t be the strangest turn of events for it to happen in the boxing beef that keeps on giving. Hearn and Jordan have been going back and forth all week after the radio presenter called Hearn a “coward” over his handling of Conor Benn’s failed VADA test.
The beef intensified after Hearn appeared on TalkSPORT for an interview – but with Laura Woods instead of on Jordan’s show, prompting claims from fans online that the Matchroom boss was swerving a grilling from the former businessman, electing for a softer touch instead. Hearn denied this was the case.
Jordan has been unrelenting in taking fire at Hearn, ranking him as only the UK’s third best promoter, putting both Frank Warren of Queensberry and Boxxer’s Ben Shalom ahead of him.
It’s not the first time Hearn has expressed a desire to settle his differences in the ring – having teased numerous times that he’d be willing to fight Leonard Ellerbe, another man Hearn has exchanged some choice words with.