Eddie hearn revealed that he will bid if the fight between Terence crawford and Shawn porter It ends up in an open auction for not reaching a deal.
“Supposedly he was going to bid on September 2,” he said. Hearn to DAZN in the role starring Mauricio Lara and Josh warrington. “I sent someone to Puerto Rico to bid for that fight and then I saw that they canceled the auction and extended the period of negotiations between them. “
Hearn, President of Matchroom knows that surely he will not be the only one interested in staying with the organization of the fight between Crawford and Porter, but he did not reveal the figure he is willing to put on the table.
“Look, there are many people in the market who could be offering a lot of money for that fight and clearly we are there,” he confessed. “If the amount we will offer will be enough to keep the fight, only time will tell.”
On August 23, the OMB ordered the fight to go to auction; Nevertheless; Eight days later it was announced that both parties agreed to an extension in the time of the negotiations and set September 14 as the deadline.
Neither Crawford nor Porter want to go to auction
Despite the extension, Hearn he thinks that neither side really wants to go to the auction, although he does feel that there is a certain tingle in both fighters.
“The dynamic is interesting because you have a fighter of PBC and another of Top rank”, He detailed. “They really don’t want to go to the auction, when you extend a negotiation period, both parties have to agree to it. The fighters probably secretly think that the auction would not be that serious and they would see who bids to finally stay with the organization.
In February of this year, Matchroom put on the table just over 3.5 million dollars to organize the fight between Teofimo Lopez and George Kambososbut he finally won it Triller which offered just over 6 million.
Neither Crawford, neither Porter have stepped into the ring in 2021. Terence got a withering knockout in his last performance against Kell brook in November 2020 to remain undefeated, while Porter got a victory over Sebastian formella in August 2020.