Promoter Eddie Hearn hits back at rival promoter Richard Schaefer following an ongoing back and forth between the two in the media.
Boxing promoter tensions continue to escalate following Eddie Hearn’s venture into the US boxing market that started as light-hearted banter but has now continued on, weeks after it began.
British promoter Hearn promoted his first event in the US in Long Island recently that was headlined by Danny Jacobs and following the show US-based promoter Richard Schaefer gave his assessment of how he did, as well as a few pointers and saying he has much to learn:
(Hat tip Fight Hype YouTube)
Hearn has hit back with an interview with Kugan Cassius of IFL TV, imitating his rival promoter’s Swiss accent while saying:
“Come on, don’t be like that (laughs). When was the last time you made a big fight? I cannot remember it was so long ago! Listen, if I’m a rookie after six years and I’m spanking his a*** all over the gaf – imagine what’s going to happen in ten years time.”
“I don’t know Schaefer. I can’t really say I dislike like him. He’s got the worst dress sense I’ve ever seen. That video I saw he had some John Wayne jacket on. It was like camel leather with a polo on. I mean, shocking.”
“Schaefer I don’t dislike, but if he keeps piping up then I’ll have to end him on social media. Just putting it out there, Dickey boy.”
For the full interview on IFL TV check it out here (skip to 1 hour 1 min for the Richard Schaefer comments):