News | Jan 12 2018

Eddie Hearn hints at Amir Khan’s opponent as he prepares for TV ratings war with Frank Warren

Eddie Hearn defends the TV clash while declaring, 'I will do everything I can to build a night of boxing that will dwarf their viewing figures'
Eddie Hearn
Promoter Eddie Hearn during the press conference  |  Action Images

EDDIE HEARN has responded to rival promoter Frank Warren’s claims that staging Amir Khan’s April 21 comeback on the same night as Carl Frampton-Nonito Donaire is “stupid” and shows a lack of respect for boxing.

In a conversation with Boxing News, Hearn strongly objected to the accusations, and the wording of the article that reported them, which concluded with a swipe at promoters for this situation occurring too frequently.

The clash means fans who watch at home will be forced to choose between the two, affecting the viewing figures for both Sky Sports, who will broadcast Khan, and BT Sport, who alongside BoxNation will showcase Frampton.