Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren says Eddie Hearn’s distance from working with top US promoters is bad for DAZN.
Hearn consistently puts himself above other Hall of Fame members, Bob Arum and Lou DiBella. Also, more superior than Stephen Espinoza and Leonard Ellerbe.
The Matchroom boss says he’s the biggest promoter in boxing on a global scale, and none of the others can match him.
This scenario has led to all giving Hearn a frosty reception when it comes to making fights.
Warren states that DAZN should give Hearn a dressing down.
“Joe Markovski of DAZN came out with comments that they give Eddie slaps on the wrist for not working with other promoters,” Warren told FightHub TV.
“Do you get slaps on the wrist from BT for not working with other promoters? – See, they do it all wrong.
“They should slap him round the back of the head,” added the Londoner.
In an epic Wolf of Wall Street-style rant, Hearn also told the same channel his feelings.
“What I’m experiencing in the US is what I experienced in the UK when I started, which was resistance from the industry,” Hearn told FightHub TV.
“But that’s flattering in a way. I want to leave a mark wherever I go. I’m not interested in conforming. I’m not interested in pretending to be something I’m not, going in and making friends with these people, and being two-faced. I’ll be friendly, but I’m going to speak my mind.
“And people like Leonard Ellerbe, when I look at what I’m doing in the sport versus what he’s doing in the sport. This is no criticism of him. I think he’s done a great job with Tank — but there are levels and levels between us.
“They want me out. If I was so useless and if I was such a clown, why would you want me out so bad? So bad!
“They would dance in the streets if I retreated from America. Bad news, though. No way.
“We’re just getting started here, and America is just part of the plan. It’s a real global vision for the sport.”
The views expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.