Eddie Hearn has revealed what he believes to be the three “greatest fights” he’s promoted over the years and, regardless of your opinion on the man himself, it’s hard to argue with him here.
Having been making big fights for over a decade now, Hearn had plenty of options when asked by The Residency Podcast to choose his three personal highlights. However, the Matchroom boss landed on Anthony Joshua’s dramatic win over Wladimir Klitschko in Wembley, Tony Bellew knocking out Ilunga Makabu to win the WBC world cruiserweight title and Canelo Alvarez defeating Billy-Joe Saunders in a record breaking night at the Dallas’ Cowboys stadium.
“Anthony Joshua against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley – 90,000 people, that was incredible”
“Tony Bellew, who’s now one of my best friends, we took him to Everton football club where he fought for the WBC world title and won! We called the show ‘The Real Life Rocky Story’ and it was just such an emotional night.”
“Then it’s probably Canelo Alvarez vs Billy-Joe Saunders at the Dallas Cowboys stadium.”
Boxing fans across the world will be hoping there will soon be a fight announced that trumps all three listed above by Hearn, with talks between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua said to progressing well and a fight date of December 3rd a real possibility.
With AJ having agreed to terms from Team Fury and a contract sent across from Fury’s promoter Frank Warren last week, boxing fans await further updates on potentially the biggest heavyweight fight of a generation.