The promoter of Matchroom Boxing, Eddie hearn, warned that boxing is threatened by the new craze for celebrity fights.
“We are in a really interesting time for boxing, where we have this other crazy world that is trying to enter our world and our zone, which is the world of social media and the world of celebrities,” he said. Hearn.
In an interview with DAZN Boxing Show, the Briton assured that the current boxing champions can no longer risk easy fights.
“We are under threat, under pressure as a sport. It is not the boxing we know. Unless we start doing the big fights, this will become more the norm, ”added the manager.
Eddie Hearn alerts boxing
The promoter made it clear that you should not make fun of what youtubers are doing with their exhibition fights, since they are generating millions of dollars.
“When I look at things like Jake paul Y Ben askren, we can all laugh and say that it is ridiculous, but if it comes to numbers, our sport is threatened, “he explained Eddie hearn.
“We have to create compelling fights, we have to show people how great our sport is and for all those people who complain, you will have to step up and have compelling fights,” he added. Hearn.