TalkSPORT’s Simon Jordan has continued his war of words with Eddie Hearn, after the Matchroom promoter seemingly tried to continue with the Eubank-Benn fight, despite Conor Benn failing two VADA drugs test in the build-up to the fight.
Only recently did fans learn of the second failed test and Jordan believes that Hearn should be held accountable for his handling of the situation.
Having moved on from Leonard Ellerbe, it appears that Hearn has a new rival to lock horns with, as Jordan continues to call him out for his part in the Benn-Eubank saga.
Whilst on his regular spot with Jim White on TalkSPORT, Jordan suggested that Hearn should face consequences for his actions, the same way that Benn could receive a ban from the sport.
“It has moved on. This isn’t just about a guilty test, this is about a suppression of information. This is about a provision of a fight, by people who have influence, that know that failed tests were existing and were still ploughing on with the full intention of allowing the fight to continue and then using backstories like ‘well the fighters were happy with it’.
So fighters get to choose which banned substance the other guy can use? Have you ever heard anything so preposterous?”
People in the sport don’t like it, specifically Eddie [Hearn], because they are getting focussed on and they need to be accountable for their behaviour. Conor Benn will suffer the consequences of his behaviour, but it shouldn’t just stop there.”
With the newfound rivalry between Hearn and Jordan beginning to heat up with various back-and-forths, the promoter has offered the TalkSPORT pundit the chance to go on his BBC podcast for a debate, or alternatively step in the ring and have a fight for charity.
As intriguing as a scrap might be, with the the pair’s lack of experience in the ring they may be best suited to writing books rather than trading hooks.