Eddie Hearn To Make Purse Bid For Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter Fight

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Should Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter be open to purse bids again, Eddie Hearn will certainly be making one.

The WBO ordered a title bout between the pair and would later order a purse bid in late August after negotiations failed to move forward between the two sides.

However, both sides requested an extension on September 1 — one day before the initial deadline — and will now have a new deadline of September 14 to get a deal done.

So is DAZN and Matchroom still interested?

Hearn already had a representative present for the initial purse bid and will be doing so again should PBC and Top Rank fail to agree to terms.

โ€œI was supposed to [bid on Sept. 2],โ€ Hearn said on DAZN (via Boxing Scene). โ€œI send someone to Puerto Rico to bid for that fight and then they canceled the purse bids. They extended the negotiations period. Look, there’s a lot of players in the market at the moment that could be bidding a lot of money for that fight, and we’re one of them.

“Whether our bid is sufficient enough I guess we may or may not find out. But it’s interesting in that dynamic because you have a fighter in the PBC and a fighter at Top Rank. They don’t really want it to go to a purse bid. When you extend a negotiations period, both sides have to agree to that extension … The fighters on the other hand are probably secretly thinking, ‘a purse bid won’t be the end of the world, will it?’ … the fighters might even say, ‘OK. Let’s see who bids what. It’s quite a time for purse bids.โ€

Given that PBC and Top Rank don’t always see eye-to-eye as far as negotiations go, it’s certainly worth keeping an eye on for Hearn.