Eddie Hearn talks Jermall Charlo offer
By Chris Williams: Eddie Hearn says his offer that he made to WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo for a unification fight against WBO champion Demetrius Andrade is “three times” more than Jermall has ever made in his career.
Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) took to social media on Tuesday to scold Hearn for hounding him about a fight with Andrade (29-0 18 KOs), and to tell him to contact his adviser Al Haymon if he wants to make that fight.
Jermall doesn’t want Hearn to be emailing him or talking nonsense on social media. He wants him to treat it professionally by going to Haymon to arrange the fight between him and Andrade OR Daniel Jacobs. Hearn needs to speak with Haymon soon if he wants to make that fight between Andrade and Charlo.
Hearn talks offer to Jermall Charlo
“Basically, he [Jermall Charlo] doesn’t have a promotional contract, so I spoke to him on social media, and he said, ‘Send me the offer.’ So I sent him the offer,” said Hearn to IFL TV on Charlo. “He’s out there telling everyone and their dogs that he’s his own boss. You know? Lions Only Promotions, major, major.
“So I did; I sent him the offer,” said Hearn about Jermall. “Now he comes out, ‘I don’t sort out my fights. Send it to Al Haymon.‘ ‘Alright, I will, but you don’t me to send you my offer, and you told the world that you are your own boss. So you have the offer, which is probably three times more than what you’ve ever earned against [Demetrius] Andrade. Any chance for a reply?’
“I’d rather he called me that on the email, and replied on an email than doing it on Instagram live or something like that,” said Hearn.
IIf Hearn wants the unification fight for Andrade, 31, he’ll need to make the move quickly. Charlo has got a lot of options for interesting fights. Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin are guys that are in Charlo’s stratosphere at 160.
There’s a lot more for Jermall, 29, to gain in fighting those guys than ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade, who lacks the big name popularity that will do anything for him.
Charlo and Andrade fight will be difficult to make
The basic problem that could get in the way of Charlo and Andrade fighting is the different networks. Charlo is with Showtime, and Demetrius is fighting on DAZN. If it was a big enough fight for it to be shared by the two networks, then it would make sense. It’s not a fight. Andrade has few boxing fans, and Jermall still hasn’t reached the level of being a pay-per-view fighter at this point.
Jermall needs a scalp from one of the stars like Canelo or GGG to take his career to the next level. Unfortunately, Andrade is in the same league in terms of popularity as the guys that Charlo has been beating lately in Brandon Adams and Dennis Hogan.
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“I’ll meet you at the Wilder fight,” said Charlo to Andrade. “Let’s turn up at Wilder-Fury. Jacobs, whoever wants to fight me, go to Wilder fight, and I’m going to pick you out the day of the fight.
“Stop playing with me. I’m the champ,” said Charlo. “What’s his name? Eddie Hearns, call Al Haymon. I don’t do that s—. You put the s— together. Eddie Hearns. You Eddie boy. B—, call Al.
There’s not much for Charlo to gain in fighting Andrade right now. Unless Hearn wants to shower Jermall with money for the unification fight, it doesn’t make sense for him to take that match given the network issues. We’ll have to see how badly Hearn wants to make the Charlo vs. Andrade fight.