Good old Eddie Hearn — the London one-man media army and publicity machine — it has been good to see him back talking passionately about boxing since the sport’s return.
After the last week or so there’s a real feeling of life again in boxing thank God.
It was badly needed across the board on both sides of the pond.
The Matchroom Fight Camp in the Hearn family home back garden at the weekend looked great in fairness, production wise, Eddie.
More importantly though the Sam Eggington vs Ted Cheeseman fight was a cracker too.
Great concept to build on culminating in Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin soon.
All that said it is about the fights at the end of the day.
He who puts on the most quality fights wins in my humble opinion.
When one looks at the PBC schedule in the coming months ahead in comparison — you have to say that Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions have saved the best for last from all the promoters in fairness — all things considering:
That ends it all for me. What a way to end 2020.
The quality of match ups above speaks loud and clear. The cream always rises to the top in the end.
Hopefully the mega fights involving ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury vs Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder and Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev (and others) will be forthcoming in due course at a date to be determined.
But credit to Hearn for reshuffling and putting on some interesting action in the UK again under the most uncertain of times for boxing.
That hasn’t stopped Eddie leading his voice on what he thinks of the upcoming Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr exhibition next month in California however.
Former pound for pound maestro turned advisor Andre ‘S.O.G.’ Ward has countered Eddie respectfully:
Outside of boxing, it seems like a lot of people want to kick America and Americans at the moment.
Kicking them while they are down and hurting.
I would suggest this to be unwise.
I heard it said one time that God only gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers who always come good in the end.
America will be fine.
Just a tough time at the moment for obvious reasons.
Admittedly, not nice to see from Eastern Europe at the moment.
On a boxing note, great news seeing the sport back now in some fashion at least.
Kudos to all involved.
We go again.