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A heavyweight bouncer! – Watch as BBC are left red-faced, don’t know who ‘big lad’ Eddie Hearn is

WBN 31/01/2018
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Despite being the biggest name in UK boxing, Eddie Hearn was confused for a bouncer on BBC Breakfast this morning as fans around the country almost choked on their cornflakes.

In a segment looking at Amir Khan’s water-throwing incident alongside Phil Lo Greco on Tuesday, reporter Sonali Shah described the incident to Dan Walker, who ironically doubles up as a BBC Sports anchor.

All was going well as Shah spoke over the video pictures from Matchroom Boxing, which were shown on WBN immediately after the incident, although towards the end Hearn was unwittingly brought into the mix.

Shah stated: ‘It’s all part of boxing now isn’t it, but just look at the size of the bouncer in the middle,” referring to Hearn – Matchroom and Sky’s spearhead since 2011.

Astonishingly, Walker then waded in with ‘he’s a big lad’ before Shah then said, ‘yes, a heavyweight!’

As usual, Hearn saw the funny side on social media as a fan shared the video not long after, with Walker replying back with ‘it was early’ despite having a role on breakfast TV for some time.

It’s all good press for Khan though on the back of his stint on ITV reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity’ in December and part of the reason why Hearn agreed a deal to promote the former super-lightweight champion.

Khan brings attention whatever situation he’s in and all news is good news when it comes to the Bolton man’s return to action on April 21.

Hearn is ultimately hoping to put Khan together with Kell Brook in a massive Pay-Per-View stadium fight next year, provided both stay undefeated in the meantime.

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