News | Jul 05 2017

Eddie Hearn: ‘I don’t want to make easy fights’

Eddie Hearn discusses the changing landscape of boxing
Eddie Hearn on Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg
Eddie-Hearn  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

PROMOTER Eddie Hearn insists he does not like making ‘easy’ fights for his boxers and believes the sport has entered a period of heightened scrutiny, which means fewer mismatches.

His Matchroom stables boasts some of the brightest talent in the UK, from heavyweight king Anthony Joshua right through to touted prospect Josh Kelly.

However Hearn has come under fire for feeding boxers unfancied opponents, but he feels the sport will now see less and less ‘gimme’ fights and more serious tests.