Arum: Hearn’s “Stupid” For Ruiz-AJ Contract
Bob Arum is not a fan of many people, most recently the Top Rank founder has taken issue with Matchroom Boxing CEO, Eddie Hearn.
Just over a week ago, Hearn announced that the rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua had been set for December 7th in Saudi Arabia, which was news to Ruiz, who claims he never agreed to fight there.
While Hearn affirms that he and Joshua had the right to pick the time and location of the rematch, Arum believes Hearn made a huge mistake in not confirming the unified world heavyweight champion before last week’s press conference.
“I think Eddie Hearn showed how stupid he is by making the announcement that the fight was in Saudi Arabia before he signed Ruiz to a contract. Now Ruiz has him by the balls,” Arum explained to Villainfy.
“[Ruiz is] in a great position because [Hearn] went out on a limb and announced the venue in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz, one country in the world he doesn’t have to go to if he doesn’t want is Saudi Arabia, because his own government said you’re not safe there.”
Quotes Transcribed by Boxing Scene