It looks like the line of communication between the UK’s most prominent promoters is open. Eddie Hearn said in an interview with iFL TV today, that he had spoken to Frank Warren following yesterday’s callout from the veteran promoter for a Queensberry Promotions vs. Matchroom Boxing event.
” I came out of the press conference, check my voicemail; he had left a message. Gave him a buzz and just said listen once we got Fight Camp out of the way and we are through August and September, we can have a chat, no problem having a bite to eat with him, ” Hearn said.
“Lots to discuss lots of issues to get out the way. We are a million miles away from making any fights, but no problem with having a bit of grub and discussing it. So we will see what happens in September.”
Week 2 of Matchroom Boxing’s Fight Camp takes place this Friday, with Britain’s Terri Harper defending her WBC and IBO super featherweight titles against compatriot Natasha Jonas in the main event. When asked if his attention was centered solely on this week’s show, Hearn responded with the following,
” I’m not just focused on this week, I’m focusing on saving boxing, because sport is f****d, because if you look at the viewing figures coming back right now, the sport is in a horrendous position.
” All of a sudden, we come back with Fight Camp, and we’re the saviors. So of course everyone one wants to grab hold, and you know etc. All I’m focusing on is the business and our fighters, delivering opportunities for them.”
After this weekend, Matchroom has three more shows planned for August, and another in October. Hearn has a large stable of fighters, who will all be wanting to compete following an unexpected break in events due to Covid-19. However, the fact that he is open to exploring the possibilities of working with Warren is a promising sign for fans, many of whom want to see the best take on the best without back-office politics getting involved.
How do you think this all plays out?