Eddie Hearn has continued his very public back and forth with Simon Jordan, calling the TalkSPORT pundit ‘the king of hypocrisy’ despite saying that he was ‘outstanding’ at what he does.
In one of the boxing’s more unlikely beefs, TalkSPORT’s Simon Jordan and promoter Eddie Hearn have continued to disagree over Conor Benn’s recent doping drama. Jordan has been an outspoken critic of how the Matchroom man handled the event once it was known that his fighter had tested positive, while Hearn feels his words have been harsh.
Benn’s promoter was asked if he would go on Simon Jordan’s show by IFL TV, a question stemming from his recent appearance on the breakfast show promoted by Laura Woods and Ally McCoist.
“I’m not just here to give Simon Jordan views. I think he does an incredible job, Simon Jordan, he’s fantastic. I mean, it’s a sad fall from grace but I think he’s, on the whole, a very good disc jockey. I have no problem going on the show. Laura Woods reached out to me personally for me to go on the show, Simon Jordan’s never reached out for me personally.”
“I’ve just come back from Australia, Mexico, I’m about to go to Abu Dhabi, Cleveland and somewhere else. I had one morning to go on the show and I went on.”
Hearn went on to say again that he feels Jordan’s reaction to the situation has been harsh, and that he’s being hypocritical.
“He was particularly harsh I think, and, in my situation, Simon Jordan would have done exactly the same thing. You follow protocol, you follow the governing body, and you wait for them to make a decision. Again, I think Simon Jordan is outstanding at what he does, and I’m sure at some point I’ll be on the show – in my time, not his time.”
“What is he, the King? What, I want to go on there and blow up the views for TalkSPORT by getting quizzed by a bloke that is the King of Hypocrisy? Not particularly.”
The promoter went on to say that, despite their current back and forth being solely though the media, he knows Jordan and first met him around 20 years ago.
Whether or not they’ll be speaking face-to-face on air soon remains to be seen, but there seems to be no slowing down of the chat through intermediaries.