Hearn claims he and White could ‘take boxing over’ as he eyes new partnership

Hearn claims he and White could ‘take boxing over’ as he eyes new partnership




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EDDIE HEARN says he and UFC president Dana White could “take boxing over” as he eyes a sensational partnership.

And Anthony Joshua’s promoter even admits he is “jealous” of the MMA king.

 Eddie Hearn is eyeing a future partnership with UFC chief Dana White

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Eddie Hearn is eyeing a future partnership with UFC chief Dana White

Both the Matchroom Boxing boss and White are highly-respected figures in their respective sports.

Now Hearn, worth an estimated £40m, has opened the door to teaming-up with him one day.

Speaking to The Athletic, the Dagenham-born 40-year-old said: “I’m very jealous of [White’s] position to make the fights the fans want to see.

“Who knows what the future brings? Maybe me and Dana will end up taking boxing over.”

White, who has amassed a fortune of around £500m, put on UFC 249 behind closed doors at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida on May 9 after the original Brooklyn event was called off in April amid the coronavirus outbreak.

His promotion have since staged another two cards as they continue to get back to business.

Hearn plans to stage fight nights on four-straight Saturdays in the 15-acre grounds of his Matchroom headquarters in Brentwood, Essex.

His plan to bring elite boxing back to the UK following the Covid-19 pandemic is set to begin with the all-British world title clash between Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas in mid-July.

Hearn then wants to finish it with Dillian Whyte’s WBC interim heavyweight title fight against Alexander Povetkin on either the first or second weekend in August.

That proposal is in advanced stages and should see four cards of five fights each spread across a 28-day period.

It will be called the Matchroom Fight Camp, and with the £1m expenditure plus the logistical ease, boxing finally looks set for a comeback.



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