Eddie Hearn has revealed the fighter who has been the most challenging to work with throughout his career, and there will be no prizes for guessing this one.
The Matchroom Boss has worked with the vast majority of British fighters since entering the promotional game all the way back in 2010.
Speaking on the On A Mission podcast, Hearn named a certain Derek Chisora as the most challenging of them all to do business with.
“It’s maybe Derek Chisora. He has gotten better as time’s gone on. But he’s always looking for an edge and is always on the wind up.”
“But he’s a good guy.”
Hearn promoted Chisora’s epic first fight with Dillian Whyte, which almost didn’t take place after ‘Del Boy’ hurled a table in the direction of Whyte at the final pre fight press conference and was reprimanded by the British Boxing Board of Control.
He also famously threatened to withdraw from his bout against David Price at the last minute after finding out the fight was only co main event to Josh Taylor vs Regis Prograis, before demanding more money from Hearn in order to proceed with the fight.
Most British fans are in agreement that the time is right for Chisora to retire following his loss to Tyson Fury at Tottenham Hotspurs’ Stadium back in December.
Fast approaching 40, Chisora’s best days are well behind him and there are genuine concerns for his long term health given the damage he has taken in recent fights.
He was part of the promotional team for Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia, so perhaps that is avenue ‘War’ could explore if he does decide to hang up the gloves for good.