Chris Eubank Sr. denies requesting money to attend Barry Hearn’s birthday, wants forum face-off

Former world champion Chris Eubank Senior has denied Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn’s claim that he requested a fee to attend ex-promoter Barry Hearn’s 60th birthday party.

Hearn had publicly stated Eubank Sr. wanted cash to be present at the 2008 gathering for his father, although Eubank has come out fighting his corner with a request for a face-to-face in public to thrash out their differences.

Comments from both Frank Warren and Hearn have incensed Eubank in recent months after his son Chris Jr. burned bridges with both before branching out on his own pay-per-view venture with ITV Sport.

“I will tell you the truth in a Face-Off. Surely, they have nothing to be afraid of if this and the nonsense they speak is true,” said Eubank. “I’ll save Frank Warren for desert.

“(There’s) Only one way to deal with Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren. Sit with me in a public forum full of boxing fans in a Face-Off.

“Playing hide and seek is for lightweights,” he added.

Eubank remains in the headlines consistently due to his son forging a path towards a world title in 2017, whilst those who had previously been willing to be part of the journey have now seemingly severed all ties.