The McGuigan Frampton situation with Eddie Hearn was a few years ago but he’s opened up on how it affected him in the beginning.
Hearn now finds himself as one of the world’s leading boxing promoters today but around four and five years ago when he started out, he spoke about his low moments in recent years when he started out in the boxing world.
Whether they like it or not, boxing promoters often find themselves a part of the soap opera that is professional boxing at times. Full of characters from the fighters to the promoters to the managers, and others.
The stories boxing churns out have to be as unique as those from any other sport in this regard. A carnival of characters almost.
One thing Hearn brought up when speaking to James Helder of IFL TV that was a career low to date in boxing, was a well publicised falling out he had with a former fighter he promoted Carl Frampton’s manager at the time, Barry McGuigan:
“Probably at the time when Frampton left (us) the first time when I had the fall out with (Barry) McGuigan, that was probably about 4 years ago now. 5 years ago. At the time I was thought, oh wow, we’ve done such a fantastic job for this guy (Carl Frampton) and now Barry you want to come in and be the promoter? That was quite hard to take at the time.”
Subsequently Carl Frampton has moved on from his former mentor Barry McGuigan and returns to the ring this weekend boxing under new promoter Frank Warren live on BoxNation, and is being trained by new head coach Jamie Moore of Manchester.
Frampton (23-1-14KO) will take on Horacio Garcia this Saturday night at the SSE Arena in Belfast in a bout scheduled to take place at featherweight.
For the full IFL TV YouTube (hat tip) interview check it out here: