Has Eddie Hearn Responded To Frank Warren’s Proposal?
It appears that Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn is tentative about working with Frank Warren when it comes to a cross-promotional fight card.
Early this week, Warren of Queensberry Promotions proposed two, five-fight shows featuring some of the best fighters of his promotion and Matchroom Boxing. His goal was to give fights fans what they want to see, especially after fights were halted as a result of COVID-19. Whether for bragging rights or for titles, Warren was hoping to share broadcasting duties with BT and Sky Sports.
Hearn would end up telling the Mirror:
“It was an interesting move. I guess they’ve been working on that poster during lockdown. You’d think that if you were serious about something like that you’d just call me or send an email rather than put a press release out. But listen, there’s no reason why we can’t discuss it.”
Additionally, talkSPORT would receive the rest of the response, stating there is some tension between Hearn and Queensberry. Hearn is currently producing “Matchroom Fight Camp” cards in the backyard of Matchroom’s UK office in Essex.
“It’s important for people to know that last week alone, the BBBofC received three or more emails of complaint from Queensberry about our Fight Camp card, trying to grass on things that didn’t even exist,” Hearn went on to say.
“Apart from that, all I ever get from them is legal letters and fake twitter accounts. So let’s see where it goes, but I understand it’s tough times so if I can help them out in any way, I will consider it for sure.”
Warren has collaborated with Eddie’s father Barry before. He is looking into bouts like Liam Williams v. Demetrius Andrade, Anthony Yarde v. Joshua Buatsi, and James Metcalf v. Anthony Fowler. One fight is seemingly taken care of in Anthony Joshua v. Tyson Fury, as both have agreed in principle to fight one another in 2021.
Responding to Hearn, Warren ended posting another message on social media. He stated that legal letters were only sent as a result of him interfering with contracts of contracted boxers. That came after Hearn threatened legal action when Amanda Serrano was set to be a part of a Telemundo show before a now-nixed Katie Taylor fight. Warren also stated he did not make a complaint to the BBBofC and that he called Hearn to attempt to get something going.
As of now, it is unknown if something will be able to work out between the two.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) August 5, 2020