Eddie hearn responded to comments from Tyson fury Y Billy Joe Saunders, where they accuse him of showing favoritism for Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez prior to their May 8 fight at the AT&T Stadium, on Arlington, Texas.
“Today (Fury) uploaded a video with things I said after the fight Callum smith“, He commented Eddie Hearn to Michelle Joy Phelps on his channel Youtube. “That was long before the fight with Saunders, where I said that Canelo he was invincible ”.
The president of Matchroom, also a promoter of Billy joe and the next two contests of the Canelo, spoke of the work he did to achieve the fight in which they will unify the belts of the WBC, WBA Y OMB.
“My job is to give the fighters (the fights they are looking for),” he said. Hearn. “Canelo he told me he wanted to fight with Billy joe Y Saunders he told me the same with Canelo. I made it happen. And now Saunders tells me I’m putting more spotlights on Canelo“.
Equally, Hearn pointed out that the decision of Saunders not speaking to the press has been key so that the focus is on the shoulders of Alvarez, who is the strongest card in boxing today.
“Billy joe he comes to complain that nothing more is spoken of Canelo, but he refused to do anything with the press, it is logical that they only talk about the Mexican ”, he considered Eddie. “Saul is the biggest boxing star in North America, maybe next to (Anthony) Joshua”.
Hearn He also spoke of his feelings towards Billy joe and he assured that there is little he can do if he does not want him around.
“If he does not want me to be around, there is nothing I can do, really nothing and I take it very maturely,” he confessed. “I think he’s done some stupid things, but he has a big heart and I’ve always supported him.”
Finally, Hearn closed commenting yes Saunders comes to give the bell will be happy for him. He ruled out at all times the possibility of arranging a fight after criticism from Billy joe on the conformation of the judges.
“He thinks I’m the enemy, but he’s wrong,” he mentioned. “He deserves this fight and I will enjoy it with whoever is there. I just wish him luck and that’s it, if he wins I’ll be happy for him. There are people who think that I could have fixed it, but that has never happened. It will be the toughest fight for Canelo Álvarez “.