Eddie Hearn Feels Bob Arum Disrespected Terence Crawford
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn believes Bob Arum was disrespectful to Terence Crawford.
Crawford is the reigning WBO Welterweight Champion. He’s coming off a successful title defense over Kell Brook via fourth-round TKO. Many are wondering what’s next Crawford as his contract with Top Rank Boxing will reportedly expire in October 2021.
Before Crawford’s bout with Brook, Arum told The Athletic that he’s lost money on Crawford for three straight bouts. The Top Rank boss said Crawford would be best served to promote himself more. Arum went as far as to say he’s isn’t about to go bankrupt promoting “Bud.”
During an appearance on The Ak & Barak Show, Hearn gave his take on Arum’s comments.
“Firstly, you gotta love Bob Arum don’t you? Is he the most brutally honest individual you have ever seen? How can you possibly say what he said in front of his fighter? He’s basically said, ‘I’ve spent so much money on this guy I’m not sure if he’s worth it. I could’ve bought a nice house instead.’ I mean that is what he said. I thought it was so disrespectful to Terence Crawford, to be honest with you.
“You got this guy here, who he’s pound-for-pound one of the best fighters in the world. As far as I’m concerned, that relationship’s over. You could see by that interview, that relationship’s over. I believe his contract’s up in October or something like that.”
For many boxing fans, Crawford is the number one pound-for-pound boxer in the world. With a perfect pro record of 37-0 and 28 knockouts to his credit, it’s hard to argue. Crawford is hoping for big fights against Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. to leave no doubt about his legacy. The question is, will he get those fights under a new promotion?