Eddie Hearn On ‘The Worst Night Of His Life’


Eddie Hearn has described the worst night of his life – detailing the time that it was almost all over before it had even begun.

The Matchroom head has been front and center now for around a decade, promoted numerous world title fights, hosted shows in America and worked with Olympic gold medalists.

But Hearn talked in an interview with Alex Krassyuk on the Box Office YouTube channel about wanting to “retire from boxing” after promoting one particular fight.

Hearn, who is working alongside Krassyuk of K2 Promotions to promote ‘Rage On The Red Sea’ in Saudi Arabia next weekend said:

“I met Audley Harrison and we went through and won the European title and ended up fighting David Haye and from there I wanted to retire from boxing because it was the worst night of my life.”

K2 Promotions is the co-promoter of the current unified heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk who – after winning every belt at cruiserweight to become undisputed before moving up to heavyweight – dethroned Anthony Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London last September.

The pair do battle in the desert on August 20, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office, at the Jeddah Superdome.

Hearn continued about his first rodeo which, ironically, was also broadcast on Sky’s pay-per-view arm:

“I met Audley Harrison on a poker table in Las Vegas and we were playing poker and he said: ‘Oh, you’re Matchroom! You do boxing don’t you?’ I said, not really, like, small shows.’

“He went: ‘Look could you give me a fight? I still think I’ve got a lot to sacrifice?’”

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