Why didnt Eddie Hearn block Crawford vs Khan?!

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  1. Sheikh

    Sheikh Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Is Hearn stupid? As Khan's promoter HE has the final say in who Khan fights, not anyone else. Why on earth did he allow this sham of a fight. He wanted Brook vs Khan. As promoter he should have BLOCKED this fight. Why did he let Amir make the decision?
     
  2. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    i assume Kahn has the final say as do most fighters
     
  3. hpsauce91

    hpsauce91 Member Full Member

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    I'm sure Amir Khan is not with Eddie Hearn
     
  4. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Pretty sure he is.
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    I believe the issue was that part of the deal would be that he'd eventually fight Brook and/or Pac in a big earning fight for Matchroom, instead of getting spanked by Crawford.
     
  5. SambaKing1993

    SambaKing1993 Don't do it Zachary! Full Member

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    He would have tried his best to block it by persuading Amir to go down the Brook route. But Amir was staunch, so there was nothing Eddie could do.

    It's better than that illuminati satanist Al Haymon who blocks many great fights from happening despite his fighter's interests.
     
  6. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A promoters job isn't to block fights.
     
  7. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    pretty sure that was his last fight under matchroom
    three fighters remember last one being a ppv event
     
  8. ipitythefool

    ipitythefool "A long time ago, in a boxing ring far away ..." Full Member

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    Well if he allows a welterweight to face the GGG wrecking machine or chinless Price to face one of the top HW punchers he ain't going to block a fight like this. Khan-Crawford was a mismatch but not a particularly dangerous or irresponsible one unlike many others Eddie has put on in the last few years.
     
  9. Trafford

    Trafford Active Member Full Member

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    He is his promoter not a slave driver. He would have tried to make the Brook fight and Khan felt the Crawford fight was better for him. Hearn's job is to then ensure Khan gets paid the maximum possible. Khan as with all fighters is the one stepping in the ring and will ultimately decide who and when he fights.
     
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  10. tee_birch

    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He got £5million.

    Hearn isn't Haymon (If Al doesn't let Ortiz fight AJ)
     
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  11. de Morhalle

    de Morhalle Member Full Member

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    At least the Khan Crawford conversation is settled . Another name on Crawford's resume and more prestige . People like to hate Hearn for the most dumbfounded reasons , at least Hearn actually gets fights organised and sorted unlike PBC fighters who just run around in circles without advancing .
     
  12. Adam Rogerson

    Adam Rogerson New Member Full Member

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    Wasn't this fight broadcast on BT in the UK, if Hearn was his Promotor he would have got Khan on a Sky PPV, it would have chalked off one of his dates he needs to fill.
     
  13. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It was his third fight on his matchroom deal
    Khan is now without a promoter
     
  14. Glassbrain

    Glassbrain Active Member Full Member

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    No he doesn't, Khan made that decision and made it clear it was his decision. Your understanding of this subject (a promoters responsibilities) is obviously limited so I recommend doing some research.
     
  15. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Had to be on BT because of the deal with top rank/ESPN and BT. Hearn signed Khan thinking it would get him the Brook fight, it didn’t happen and think Eddie will cut ties there - the fight is dead and that was the last straw.
     


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