In an extensive interview with Boxing Social , Eddie Hearn discussed the details of the sport, from pay-per-view pricing, upcoming fights to the controversy surrounding boxer Conor Benn’s UKAD case. Here’s what Eddie had to share.
The Joshua-Whyte PPV Price
“Joshua vs. Whyte is currently advertised at £26.95 on DAZN. There’s been a change in the way they handle their pay-per-view pricing, with no discounts for existing subscribers. But they’ve yet to announce everything. Next week, they’ll be communicating with subscribers on how to purchase the pay-per-view.”
Eddie assured that the high price point reflects the significance of the fight and the tremendous night that awaits the audience.
The Latest on Conor Benn’s UKAD Case
“The verdict on Benn’s UKAD case has been reached, but we’re waiting for the official documents. This is not something that can be conveyed via a casual text. It’s serious, legal documentation.”
The Eubank Jr vs. Liam Smith Clash
A point of contention arose over a tweet from Eubank Jr about a potential match with Smith. Eddie responded:
“Smith said the fight isn’t set yet. If it doesn’t go through, he could face Conor Benn. We’re hoping to get the final report by Monday at the latest. We need to see who Benn can fight next.”
Josh Taylor’s Fight Against Manny Pacquiao or Ugas
Eddie revealed his year-long effort to set up a fight between Josh Taylor and Manny Pacquiao or Ugas. However, no agreement has been reached yet.
Eddie expressed his excitement for the upcoming Detroit Card. He talked about his nervousness for Andy Cruz, who needs to make an exceptional debut to make an impact. He also expressed his enthusiasm for the heavyweight fight and acknowledged the several events that are simultaneously happening on DAZN.
When asked about the potential of working with Jermaine Franklin, who will be a free agent after his next fight, Eddie kept his cards close to his chest.
“We’ll see how he performs. But if he loses, we may have to reconsider.”
“I don’t mind Fury vs. Ngannou. I think it’s a shame he’s not fighting for the Undisputed Heavyweight World Championship. But that has nothing to do with KSI vs. Logan Paul.”