Eddie Hearn declines to reply questions after Chris Eubank Jr’s battle with Conor Benn is known as off
Eddie Hearn declines to reply questions in press convention that lasted simply 90 SECONDS after cancelling Chris Eubank Jr in opposition to Conor Benn megafight
- Eddie Hearn addressed the media at a press convention on Thursday afternoon
- The promoter spoke after Chris Eubank Jr’s battle with Conor Benn was cancelled
- Nonetheless, Hearn’s press convention in entrance of the media lasted simply 90 seconds
- He additionally refused to reply any questions from reporters following the briefing
Eddie Hearn has spoken for the primary time since Chris Eubank Jr’s battle with Conor Benn was formally referred to as off on Thursday, however declined to anwer any questions from the media.
This weekend’s extremely anticipated conflict between the pair was plunged into doubt on Wednesday, after Sportsmail broke the bombshell information that Benn had examined constructive for banned substance clomifene.
Co-promoters Hearn and Kalle Sauerland – in addition to each Eubank Jr and Benn – on Wednesday insisted they nonetheless deliberate for the battle to go forward, which sources reiterated to Sportsmail on Thursday morning.
Nonetheless on Thursday afternoon, affirmation got here by way of that the battle was formally off.
And Hearn addressed the media at a press convention on Thursday afternoon that lasted simply 90 seconds, expressing his remorse on the battle being referred to as off.
‘It’s been a really troublesome day, 24 hours, 48 hours,’ he advised reporters. ‘We had been wanting ahead to an occasion that has actually captured the creativeness of the British public and a battle that had a lot historical past.
‘Myself and Kalle (Sauerland) and the remainder of boxing had been so excited for it however we have now come right here to announce Chris Eubank Jr vs Conor Benn has been formally postponed.
‘I need to make it clear that Conor Benn isn’t suspended by the BBBC and we do really feel that he hasn’t been given due course of like many others on this scenario earlier than him.
‘I additionally need to clear up so many various reviews from journalists and shops that we have seen immediately about us being within the Excessive Court docket this afternoon and contemplating different commissions – that is simply not true!
Eddie Hearn declined to reply any questions in a press convention that lasted 90 seconds
Chris Eubank Jr’s battle with Conor Benn was formally referred to as off on Thursday afternoon
‘We took our time with Wasserman Boxing and we decided that we felt was in one of the best pursuits of the events concerned.’
Sauerland, Eubank Jr’s promoter, was equally exasperated on the cancellation of the bout.
He mentioned: ‘So i’ve simply come from Chris (Eubank Jr). He’s massively dissatisfied. He was prepared, on weight and he was very a lot wanting ahead to this weekend.
‘My emotions additionally exit to each single one of many undercard fighters. Keep in mind it is not simply an occasion however a camp that each single one in all them have gone by way of.
‘This matter was taken out of our arms. The dealing with of it we really feel was completely inappropriate given the principles and we now have a look at the plans of rescheduling it.’
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn had remained adamant the battle ought to nonetheless go forward
Matchroom confirmed that the battle has been ‘postponed’ on Thursday afternoon, revealing information on ticket refunds will comply with
Hearn added: ‘This can be a sport that could be very very pricey to us and we have now been concerned with by way of our complete lives.
‘And whereas we had been determined for this battle to happen for the followers and undercard fighters, we additionally decided that we felt we needed to right now particularly contemplating the curiosity of the game and the British public as effectively.
‘It wasn’t a call that was simple and clearly for varied causes we cannot be taking questions immediately.
‘We will probably be again in contact concerning the new scheduled date for this battle. Once more we apologise we weren’t capable of provide you with this nice battle on Dazn. However I hope you’re feeling the right motion has been taken immediately.’