Eddie Hearn has weighed in on the upcoming clash between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury this weekend, and admitted he was looking forward to watching the two young stars.
After months of build up and bad blood, the pair will lock horns at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on February 26th.
And Hearn told ID Boxing that he expects the bout to be a “car crash” – but explained that’s where its appeal lies.
“I’m quite intrigued to watch, because I think it’s going to be a bit of a car crash. But it’ll be good TV.”
Hearn had previously backed Paul to get a knockout victory, but has recently changed his mind and is now edging towards Fury to get his hand raised.
The Matchroom boss has had an up and down relationship with Paul over the past 12 months. The two worked together on the historic Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano fight, however by the end of the year Hearn had taken legal action against the American for insinuating that he had bribed judges.
Next Sunday is the third time Paul and Fury have been scheduled to fight, with Fury pulling out on both occasions before – the first due to injury and then after being refused entry into the United States.
Many feel the pressure going into the fight lays firmly on the shoulders of Fury, with even his father John and brother Tyson publicly imploring him to “stay in Saudi Arabia” should he fail to dispatch of ‘The Problem Child’ on February 26th
The loser, whoever it is, will no doubt be on the receiving end of copious amounts of social media and ridicule, such is the way of the modern world.
The fight has landed on pay per view on BT Sport Box Office in the UK, with the price set at £19.95. US fans can watch via ESPN+ for $49.99.