WBC cruiserweight king Tony Bellew is all set for his first title defence. His promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports today how the defence will top a Liverpool show on October 15, with an official announcement of the opponent and other details next week. For now, Hearn says there are three names in the mix: former WBC and IBF champ Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, former WBA title challenger B.J Flores and unbeaten WBC mandatory challenger Mairis Briedis.… Read Article
Though there are certainly plenty of critics and cynics who say the fight will either never happen at all or that it is a gross mismatch anyway, Chris Eubank Junior’s promoter Eddie Hearn insists talks are well underway, at an advanced stage even, for his fighter to face unbeaten pound-for-pound star Gennady Golovkin. In fact Hearn, in speaking with Sky Sports News HQ, said we should “not be surprised to see Eubank-Golovkin in September.”
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Newly crowned IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua is already back in training after his explosive yet easy 2nd-round stoppage of Charles Martin. A.J doesn’t quite know who he will be fighting in his first defence as champion, but he is taking no shortcuts in training as he gets ready for his maiden defence. And his promoter Eddie Hearn, in speaking with Sky Sports today, said the short-list now consists of three likely names – all … Read Article
British promoter Eddie Hearn is working on making a number of big fights this year, and top of the list is a potential all-British blockbuster up at heavyweight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Hearn, in his column for Mail Online, wrote how he is somewhat amused by people suggesting, via social media and on the boxing web sites, that he would not let his fighter Joshua in with Fury so soon.
Not so, writes … Read Article
Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says he has made a breakthrough in the negotiations between his fighter IBF 147lb belt holder Kell Brook and challenger Amir Khan for a fight that Hearn would like to stage on June 4 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Hearn says he had a conversation in the last day with one of Khan’s people and he now believes the fight is possible. If the fight can be made, it … Read Article
If promoter Eddie Hearn gets his way, he’ll be putting together the Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan fight together by next week. Hearn says that he hopes he can get a deal done between the two British welterweights by next week now that Khan has been passed over by Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao for his April fight.
Hearn has impressed upon Khan the need to get the Brook fight done in the next couple of … Read Article
Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn has this evening dropped something of a minor bombshell by announcing that he is considering making a purse bid to stage the upcoming clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury that, as yet, the two camps concerned have been unable to agree terms for.
Hearn, who has nothing to do with either fighter, and enjoys an exclusive broadcasting deal with Sky Sports, has told the channel that should the scheduled … Read Article
Following the headline performance on last night’s All or Nothing card from Liverpool’s Echo Arena in which hometown boy Callum Smith came through his first significant test with a points win over Frenchman Christopher Rebrasse, promoter Eddie Hearn has confidently asserted he believes his fighter is now just the one fight away from a potential world title opportunity.
With his WBC #3 ranking going into the fight, Smith is now perfectly placed to be challenging … Read Article
It has been assumed now for some time that Brandon Rios will be traveling to the UK in September to challenge IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook on the same date Floyd Mayweather fights his 49th and ‘final’ fight – the 12th.
However in a chat with assembled media at the Bradley/Vargas presser, Arum has now spoken out to insinuate the fight perhaps isn’t as near to done as we think.
Earlier this week Rios’ trainer … Read Article
As boxing fans – be it writers, ticket buyers or the fighters themselves, we are all interested in good, solid, competitive and meaningful fights – as often as is humanly possible – preferably as part of our normal Sky package, terrestrial TV or even on a specific subscription fight channel like Boxnation – who provide the very best international content from America and beyond, week in, week out.
After a barrage of criticism over the … Read Article