Whilst their back and forth was once relatively jovial from Eddie Hearn’s side, the promoter has taken serious issue with one of Simon Jordan’s latest statements.
In his most recent attempt to have those involved answer questions about the ongoing Conor Benn saga in which the fighter has failed two drug tests, TalkSPORT’s Jordan referred to people who work for Hearn as ‘his little gang of refugees from the Wizard of Oz.’
When asked about the words by IFL TV, the Matchroom boss said he felt personally offended for his staff.
“I thought it was quite racist, in all honesty. I mean I think he’s just lost his mind making comments like that. It’s quite offensive to the people who work for Matchroom, which I take very personally. When he wants to come out and say ‘I don’t want to fight Eddie Hearn’ … you called me a coward, and now you’re abusing people who work for my company. So I don’t really want to talk about it to be honest with you.”
“He’s lost his head. He’s all flustered and he’s saying stupid things like that – and they should retract that. TalkSPORT should retract that as well.”
Elsewhere in the monologue, the podcast host refused Hearn’s offer of a charity fight and listed the questions he wanted answered in regards to Conor Benn – which included how did he fail his tests and why does it seem that the public have been misled on the date that all parties knew about the banned substance finding?
Jordan, who is known for his wordy debates on the radio station, will undoubtedly have something to say in his defence to Hearn’s rebuttal, so the beef between the pair looks set to continue – although perhaps not about the original subject.