Eddie Hearn pissed me off yesterday

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Degale, Aug 13, 2019.


  1. Octolony shore

    Octolony shore Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Nothing to do with money, it's his obligation to spread boxing around the world.
     
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    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Wembley is dog **** as well for boxing, AJ looked about 10mm in the ring so I watched the big screen but because it was that far away it only looked 100mm. To top it off it was a nightmare to get out of after the fight so we climbed over a security fence and escaped through a construction site.
     
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  3. Wass1985

    Wass1985 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Saudi Arabia is great, I mean they did Guetta, wrestling and they also did 9/11........
     
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  4. BigStiffIdiot

    BigStiffIdiot Safer than Adam Smith's laptop password. Full Member

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    There are 1000s of people in the UK that had no intention of going to the fight absolutely losing their mind that the fight is in Saudi. For the average person, the fight being where it is works out a lot better than if it was in the US (time wise). If you weren't going to attend the fight then who gives a fcuk.
     
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  5. Oreet Cha!

    Oreet Cha! Always poor, never bored (IDLES) Full Member

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    To be fair, some people when we went stayed outside of the city regards hotels and trained / taxied it in.
     
  6. Accurate

    Accurate Jump back, wanna kiss myself! Full Member

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    It's not just alcohol though is it. I'm sure one of Groves team said they weren't allowed to wear shorts when they were there for the Eubank fight.

    A quick google search shows that you can wear shorts but they must be below the knees! FFS lol

    I wouldn't want to go there myself.
     
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  7. carlingeight

    carlingeight Active Member Full Member

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    I'm less bothered about the attending fans, more bothered that boxing is playing second fiddle to the 'event' ... again.

    No lessons learned from the first fight when the desperation to 'sell' AJ in the states led to them overlooking their opponent. I wouldn't want Joshua to actually lose, but I think it's pretty important that Hearn gets taken down a peg or two.
     
  8. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Representative of the #SocialistElite Full Member

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    I don't think people forget about it, I think it's more the fact it happened decades ago and nothing can now be done about it.

    Hosting an event of this magnitude in a country that treats women the way it does, in a country where you can be tortured by the state for being gay, in a country currently causing genocide in Yemen is as morally bankrupt as you can get. People can try and defend it with the usual whataboutery but facts are facts. It's a vile state and there is no coherent argument to host this fight there. The WBSS shouldn't have been there either.

    The WWE has faced A TON of backlash for their events in Saudi before anyone pretends this is a Hearn only thing. **** all involved. This is an insult to fans of the sport on so many levels.
     
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  9. Twentyman

    Twentyman John Fury’s nut sack.... Full Member

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    There was tons of negativity. Not about human rights but about the geography of holding a fight between 2 English fighters thousands of miles away.
     
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  10. im sparticus

    im sparticus The Digital Slug. Full Member

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    And a more educated public with easier access to more information.
     
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  11. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Active Member Full Member

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    It's not just Saudi. Watching telly recently I saw a British soldier being flogged by order of his British Officer. That man was a fella called Patrick Harper who was a brave man but sometime later I discovered it was an episode of a show featuring fictional characters and is called "Sharpe" and it is set 100 years ago. I enjoyed it nonetheless.

    Correction! Apparently it was 200 years ago.
     
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  12. Accurate

    Accurate Jump back, wanna kiss myself! Full Member

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    Nor was his mrs!
     
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  13. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Active Member Full Member

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    I was thinking about a few days in Blackpool in December but not sure which is worse.
     
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  14. Double J

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    94 was Wycombe right? I still hear the stories off my mother now.
    01 I knew we’d lose, Bolton were different gravy at the time, how it changes eh!

    05 is the one that still pains me. Beat West Ham 3 times that season, a Claude Davis slip, and their keeper not getting a red card later, and we still haven’t been to the ‘promised land’.

    Back on topic, I think Cardiff is a cracking City. Never had an issue myself, plenty of bars and pubs and some of the women are cracking.
     
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  15. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

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    Hope you're okay mate.
     
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