Eddie Hearn criticizes the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou fight and predicts Ngannou’s inevitable loss. He also discusses other upcoming fights in the boxing world.
|Eddie Hearn criticizes the Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou fight
|Hearn believes Ngannou is not deserving of fighting the WBC World Heavyweight Champion
|Hearn predicts Ngannou’s inevitable loss
|Hearn expresses interest in making a fight between Edgar Berlanga and Jaime Munguia
|Hearn suggests that Alicia Baumgardner’s next fight could be against Amanda Serrano for the Undisputed title
Switching gears, Eddie Hearn shared his thoughts on the recently announced fight between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou. Hearn revealed that Ngannou had initially wanted to fight Anthony Joshua, but Joshua wasn’t interested. Hearn believes that the fight between Fury and Ngannou is detrimental to boxing, as it prevents the potential for an Undisputed fight. However, he understands the business aspect and acknowledges that the fight is being made for financial reasons.
Hearn expressed that MMA fans seem to be satisfied with the matchup, as they appreciate the guaranteed money. On the other hand, boxing fans are furious because they feel that Fury should be facing a more deserving opponent. Despite this, Hearn respects Fury as a great fighter and character, and he doesn’t begrudge him for taking an easy payday.
When asked about Ngannou’s chances of winning, Hearn dismisses them entirely. He states that Ngannou is not deserving of fighting the WBC World Heavyweight Champion and emphasizes that Ngannou has never boxed in a professional fight. Hearn believes that Fury could defeat Ngannou in this fight a million times without ever losing.
The conversation then shifts to the topic of celebrity fights. Hearn mentions an upcoming fight between Calvin Javonte’s trainer and Bullet Rolly’s trainer. He is then asked about the possibility of an exhibition match between himself and Oscar De La Hoya, to which he responds with a definite no. Hearn humbly admits that he is not a fighter and would rather stick to press conferences.
The discussion moves on to Canelo Alvarez, who recently signed a three-fight deal with the PBC. Hearn believes that this deal makes a potential fight between Canelo and Edgar Berlanga less likely for the spring. Instead, Hearn expresses interest in making a fight between Berlanga and Jaime Munguia, as he sees it as a great matchup. He predicts that if Berlanga wins that fight, he will become a huge star and eventually face Canelo.
Hearn mentions that the possibility of making the Berlanga vs. Munguia fight depends on DAZN, as they have expressed interest in it. He reveals that an offer will be made to Berlanga for the fight and hopes that they can make it happen.
Moving on to other fights, Hearn discusses the upcoming fight between Alicia Baumgardner and Christina Leonardo II. He praises Baumgardner as one of the most exciting fighters in the sport and believes that the matchup with Leonardo II will be a brilliant fight. He predicts that Baumgardner will win by knockout.
If Baumgardner emerges victorious, Hearn suggests that her next fight could be against Amanda Serrano for the Undisputed title. He describes it as a tremendous fight between two powerful punchers.
In conclusion, Eddie Hearn criticizes the Fury vs. Ngannou fight, expressing his disappointment in the missed opportunity for an Undisputed fight. He predicts Ngannou’s inevitable loss and discusses other upcoming fights in the boxing world.