Simon Jordan raised a few eye brows this week, when he admitted it was highly likely he would enter the world of boxing promotion at some stage.
Speaking on his Talksport show, the former Crystal Palace chairman answered a fan question that read – “Are you going to get into boxing promotion or not?”
“The answer is – most likely.”
“I don’t think I need to be in a hurry, it’s not a race to get involved in. I’m spending a bit of time making sure that I understand the boxing world and that I align myself with the right people.
“I either buy somebody’s business, I invest in somebody’s business, or I start my own business. And so the likelihood is I’ll be involved with somebody’s business. Whether that means I go in as the chairman of a business, whether it means I go in as a funder and buy someone’s equity, but yes there’s an ambition for me to do it.”
If Jordan is to get involved with one of the major British promoters, it’s a safe bet that it won’t be Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom. Hearn and Jordan have been involved in a public back and forth over the past couple of weeks, kickstarted by the Talksport pundit calling Hearn a “coward” over his handling of Conor Benn’s failed drug test last month.
In saying that, it would be difficult to imagine how Jordan would get on with Queensberry’s Frank Warren, so maybe Ben Shalom could bring the former businessman onto Boxxer’s books!