Barry Hearn responds to Chris Eubank Sr: No chance of face-off!
Matchroom boss Barry Hearn has replied to Chris Eubank Sr’s call for a fans forum to thrash out their differences.
Eubank Sr. was accused by Barry’s son Eddie Hearn of asking for a monetary payment to attend his father’s 60th birthday party in 2008, something the former world champion has vehemently denied.
Within a short period of WBN putting out news of Eubank’s request to air their grievances in public, Hearn, 68, came back with a swift reply of ‘no chance’ to Senior.
— Barry Hearn (@BarryHearn) January 2, 2017
There’s been no love lost between the pair since Chris Eubank Jr’s tenure at Matchroom Boxing came to an acrimonious end in the later summer of last year.
Eubank Jr. had agreed to face Gennady Golovkin in September on a huge card at The O2 in London, although stalled on signing a contract and Eddie Hearn offered the fight to Kell Brook instead.
Brook lost in five rounds when moving up two divisions to face ‘GGG’ and Eubank then moved on with his career despite having one fight left on his Matchroom contract.
Due to Hearn not claiming the rights to stage a British title defence against Tommy Langford, their deal became void and Eubank Jr. has since signed with ITV Sport to be part of the channel’s first move into the pay-per-view market.
But it seems the relationship breakdown between parties is set to run and run.