It seems that Eddie Hearn has been around boxing long enough to want to settle differences in the ring.
The outspoken promoter has been involved in a back and forth with TalkSPORT’s Simon Jordan about the doping scandal that has consumed British boxing news.
Hearn’s fighter, Conor Benn, was found to have tested positive for a banned substance in the lead up to a much-hyped scrap with Chris Eubank Jr. The event was postponed, but not straightaway – and that seems to be where Jordan takes issue with the promoter.
He has called Hearn a coward for not facing up to appropriate media scrutiny, and demanded he do so on his show. The invitation has not been accepted, but a counter offer has been made – that of a charity fight. Speaking to Pro Boxing Fans recently, Hearn mentioned the idea for a second time.
“All I said was that I’ve met him a couple of times, he said I haven’t and he’s realised I have. You’ve got to understand, this guy came out, started calling me a coward and all this kind of stuff, so I’m not going to rush round to see him.”
“I’m going to invite him to come on my BBC podcast, we can debate the whole thing. If not, if he thinks [I’m] a coward, let’s put the money up and we’ll do six rounds for charity. Sweet as a nut.”
Jordan and Hearn are likely to cross paths sooner or later. Whether that’s debating in a studio or jabbing in the ring remains to be seen. Boxing fans may just want to see both.