Hearn Believes Zuffa Is Good For Boxing
As the alleged deadline of October continues to draw near, another boxing promoter has spoken on Dana White’s launch of Zuffa Boxing.
After Top Rank CEO and sworn enemy of the UFC President, Bob Arum claimed that White and his team could not work under the terms of Boxing’s Muhammad Ali Act, Eddie Hearn has come out in support of the move.
”I think Dana White’s a very intelligent man,” the promoter of Anthony Joshua said on the Luke Thomas Show.
“I think he’s going to find it very different in boxing [compared] to UFC. It’s not a sport you can dominate the fighters, control the fighters, get them to sign contracts to fight ultimately to fight whoever they’re told to fight, which is the UFC model. One of the reasons I think UFC does so well, is the fighters are told who they are fighting. That’s not the way in boxing, in boxing fighters tend to have much more control over their career.”
“Of course, there are a number of promoters, there are a number of networks who are involved, so there’s a huge amount of politics in the sport,” Hearn said of the current state of Boxing. “Which is frustrating sometimes, and I think that’s something that’s actually gonna frustrate Dana White.”
”I would love him to have a go at that, because the more promoters, the more investment, the more people making the effort to make this sport great, the better,” Hearn said of the UFC head’s plans. “So, he’s more than welcome, but I don’t think that he’ll have the same kind of model as [he does with] UFC.”
Transcription by Bad Left Hook.