By Scott Gilfoid: Bob Arum blew his stack on Thursday when told that Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has predicted a low number of pay-per-view buys for this Saturday’s Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora trilogy match on BT Box Office at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London.
Upon being told of Hearn’s PPV prediction for Fury-Chisora 3 fight, Arum went from 1 to 10 on the anger scale and looked fit for the code gray button to be pushed if he were in a hospital unit.
Hearn was just being blunt with his prediction of the Fury vs. Chisora trilogy match because it has not caught on with the boxing public.
WBC heavyweight champion Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) is singlehandedly doing all the promotion himself. Chisora keeping quiet, looking like he’s just happy to be getting the golden parachute payday given to him by his friend.
Fans would ridicule Hearn if he’d predicted a high buy count for the Fury vs. Chisora III fight because virtually no one wants to see this horrible excuse for a fight.
Fury must have lost the plot when he decided to shove a third fight against Chisora down the throats of his loyal UK fanbase because that’s just wrong.
“Eddie Hearn doesn’t know crap. Eddie Hearn is like a joke in the United States,” said Bob Arum to Pro Boxing Fans, reacting to being told that Hearn is predicting between 200 to 300,000 pay-per-view buys for the Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora 3 trilogy match on BT Sport Box Office this Saturday night.
“He puts his nose in everybody’s business, and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Arum continued with his rant about Hearn. “He should spend his time promoting his fighters in the United States and in the UK instead of worrying about everybody else.
“Terrible because he’s NOT a real promoter,” said Arum when asked how Hearn has done this year in his PPV events on DAZN. “He comes in a few days before a fight, and nobody pays attention. He’s had this huge budget from DAZN, and all he’s done is step on his own tie.
“Oh, come on, not [only] me but any decent promoter in the United States could do better than Eddie Hearn,” Arum said when asked what Hearn can do to improve as a promoter.