Eddie Hearn pissed me off yesterday

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  1. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    I think the fight being in Saudi Arabia is a logical result to recent events.

    They're not keen on giving him home advantage again, so no US or Mexico. The UK has gotten a very bad name, so not likely team Ruiz would agree to that one either... So Saudi Arabia, money
     
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  2. Citizen Smith

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    I dunno what to believe at all. Eddie's on Youtube saying Andy has signed and it's definitely happening yet today Andy's trainer is saying it's not decided at their end?
     
  3. Hattonmad

    Hattonmad Well-Known Member Full Member

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    This is it in a nutshell. I don't care about it being in Saudi Arabia. I just want to see the fight.

    I just can't listen to the Hearn spin but I don't have to so who cares.

    Now; "lets get it on!!!!!!"
     
  4. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    When Eddie says he’s signed he means the original contract so yes, technically Andy Ruiz has signed for the fight but he also hasn’t if you know what I mean. I think Eddie will end up chucking more money at Ruiz and everything will be fine, it’s all bargaining at this stage.
     
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  5. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Active Member Full Member

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    Saudi culture has its cons (obviously) but it also has its pros.

    I don't understand this Brit mentality of "oi u wot m8 I can't Ave me pint of stella"

    There won't be any "rumbles" in the crowd either or dad's having to get their kids through crowds of hooligans outside the stadium as I have done leaving the football.

    We in the west like to think we are so much more civilized and advanced than the Arabs but having been at spurs arsenal I question that, bunch of missing links slinging bottles and bricks when there's kids about.

    As I say there's areas on saudi that have a long way to go but I don't criticize not having a binge drink culture like the uk.
     
  6. Citizen Smith

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    They don't allow alcohol but the good news is that they do allow people to get stoned.
     
  7. Momus

    Momus Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It is what it is. I don't think Kinshasa was chosen for Ali-Foreman because of its transport links and state of the art facilities.

    Promoters by their nature are ruthless, avaricious powermongers. I can't really think of any successful promoters who could be described as "likeable". Any good they do in terms of entertaining fans is generally counter-balanced by the harm they do in achieving that. If we're expecting promoters to measure up to any ethical standard, we're probably going to end up very disappointed.

    Hearn has broken the fourth wall more than any promoter, whether by design to build his persona or by not being able to stop himself whenever the opportunity arises. It doesn't make him any more or less admirable than less engaging promoters.

    At the end of the day, it's a big event that will draw huge money, which is ultimately the bottom line for all concerned.
     
  8. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    I love it, flaws withstanding.
     
  9. Twentyman

    Twentyman Watching Netball with Adam Smith Full Member

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    Haha, so true, along with public beheadings, floggings, appalling discrimination against women, homosexuals, free speech...but thank christ they don’t have a binge drinking culture lads :)

    I think a news story that typifies that country is the one where a woman was raped. When she went to the police she was jailed for having sex outside of marriage.
     
  10. Citizen Smith

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    When you remove yourself from the wanting or needing to see the rematch, it's pretty shameful that the God of money trumps everything. Is there even a judicial procedure there?

    I liked it when Eddie said that they had offers from many countries and Saudi won. Of course it did. If the devil himself appeared before Eddie and offered Hell as the venue and Lucifer had the biggest bag of money then I'm sure Eddie would already be getting the heat proof cameras installed.
     
  11. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Eddie Hearns keeps saying British fight fans should be happy that the fight is in Saudi cause its "growing boxing"

    its like if Ryainair moved to Dubai and told all the employees they make unemployed "dont be upset we are GROWING the Air traffic industry!"
     
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  12. Unforgiven

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    Hearn is simply using the original contract from the first fight to say "it's signed".
    The rematch clause.
    Ruiz hasn't agreed or signed anything since then.
     
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  13. Unforgiven

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    Loads of intoxicating drugs are banned in the UK too.
     
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  14. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The whole "Brits abroad" entitlement is funny.
    Look, if you go to another country you have to abide by their laws. If you don't like it, don't go.
    The idea that the British man has a divine right to storm around the world with his pint of lager in his hand, singing football chants at the top of his voice and expecting every foreigner to speak English is some backward stuff.
    Admittedly, Eddie Hearn has courted that very section of British society and now he's letting them down.
     
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  15. Citizen Smith

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    I find that if you talk to them very slowly, pronounce each syllable clearly and a bit louder than normal, that they do understand.
     
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