Hearn On Wilder’s Racially Charged Comments
Following his win over Luis Ortiz, Deontay Wilder made some racially charged comments towards Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn.
Wilder in the post fight press conference for their March 3rd fight at Barclays Center, claimed that Hearn is nothing more than a white promoter taking advantage of a black fighter.
“He’s just another white man milking a brother – period. I don’t have no filter, that’s why people love me,” Wilder explained to BoxingScene.com.
Hearn spoke with Boxing Scene about Wilder’s comments and instead of attacking Wilder, Hearn claims the WBC champion is getting hoodwinked by his promoters.
“Deontay Wilder pays considerably more percentages to a team of people to promote him, to manage him and advise him than Anthony Joshua does. And Anthony Joshua earns 10 times what Deontay Wilder makes in one fight, per fight,” said Hearn.
“Deontay Wilder needs some help, he needs some help from a real promoter. How is Deontay Wilder not a star? How is Deontay Wilder earning such a little amount of money? He’s the WBC champion, he’s a massive personality, he’s a really good fighter, he looks the part, he talks the part, he’s the ultimate package – and yet still his popularity level is very low and he’s making tiny money for world champion boxing at that level. So, he needs some milking.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene