PROMOTER FIGHT: Arum Roasts Hearn
Following Tyson Fury’s bloody win over Otto Wallin on September 14th, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum made sure to clap back at rival promoter Eddie Hearn.
“I wanna do a shout out to my friend Eddie Hearn,” the Top Rank boss told reporters following Fury’s unanimous decision win inside T-Mobile Arena. “One thing you know about Eddie — he don’t know s**t about boxing.”
“He really doesn’t. He just goes from the mouth. You know, and he doesn’t know a thing about America. That’s the truth. You’ve gotta listen to what he said in New York. He criticized me for the stuff I said about the horrible way we treat Mexicans in this country,
and he said — listen to this — he said, ‘the young people aren’t interested in that.’”
“Well the young people from Liverpool and Manchester might not be interested in it because they don’t know enough about it,” the New York-born promoter continued. “But the young people in this country: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Caucasians, every kind of group, any kind of people that have any sense of humanity care about the horrible way we’re treating Mexicans. Really it’s something that even young people are more involved in than older people.”
Regarding Fury’s cut and seeing a potential rematch with Deontay Wilder nearly come undone in a pool of blood, Arum expressed his concern.
“He’s one of our fighters and if that fight had been stopped, his plans have been derailed,” Arum said. “Forget about my plans, they don’t matter anymore, they really don’t. It’s the fighters, the fighters who we promote. So yeah, I was concerned.”
Report: Bad Left Hook