“I am 100 times his size.” Hearn answered Ellerbee for Canelo, PPV and a billion spent


After attacks from American Mayweather Promotions promoter Leonard Ellerbee on British colleague Eddie Hearn from Matchroom, the latter gave his comments.

answered on the “destroyed career” of the absolute champion of the second middleweight (up to 76.2 kg) Mexican Canelo Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs), pricked Ellerby in response to the sales figures of PPV broadcasts of the WBA World lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg ) American Gervonta Davis (27-0, 25 KOs) and talked about his achievements in the USA.

– Leonard Ellerbee called you the biggest clown in boxing. Said you spent over a billion dollars. What are your thoughts on his words?

First of all, both statements are absolutely ridiculous. Complete lie. I’m definitely not the biggest clown in boxing. But I’m definitely the biggest player in boxing. That deal with DAZN, which was 3 years ago, was not even close to that money. The deal was for 8 years. But he probably doesn’t understand this kind of thing. But it’s good. It was Showtime Boxing and he talked about me for 7 full minutes. He can help me in America by doing things like that. And that’s not sarcasm. I’m 100 times bigger than Leonard. But he has a good platform in America – Showtime – to give me publicity, which he does. And I can publicize it here. But he doesn’t understand it.

I saw this interview. Wow, 7 minutes talking about me. Showtime doesn’t like me, but it was great. It was everywhere. I didn’t really listen to what he was saying because he was on edge. He said that Canelo Alvarez was destroyed on DAZN in an extreme fight. Canelo Alvarez has been boxing for DAZN for the past 3 years. He had 1 fight off the platform. If you look at the Forbes list, if you look at the earnings, this man is one of the highest earning sports stars in the world. People talk about PPV numbers… Canelo – Bivol made over 600k sales. Yes, Canelo – Plant made 700k and was a bigger fight for the undisputed champion. But about the Canelo-Bivol numbers, people come up with. Talk to DAZN. They will tell you. It was a big success. And now he’s going to fight Golovkin. Ask Canelo if DAZN has been very positive for him.

Let’s look at Tank’s PPV numbers when he fought Isaac Cruz. 70-80 thousand, even if 100 thousand. Do you think these are good numbers? 100,000 followed one of the biggest stars in the sport.

I heard a lot of smut, but I didn’t take it personally, because in the end any talk is good. And if he wants to keep threatening me, telling me that he wants to trample me, we’ll see.

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– He said that the feud with you began several years ago, that you had touched something personal, and he called you. Was there such a thing? Do you know what he is referring to?

“He never called me. One time someone walked by and handed me a phone with Ellerbee on the line. It was in New York at Golovkin’s training. He says, “Hey, this is getting personal, blah blah blah. I know people in New York. You better watch yourself.” We yelled at each other, that’s all. I don’t know what he’s talking about. He can call me or meet with me and tell me what I said was so personal. He’s just a little confused by this boxing soap opera.

Which American promoter had success in Britain? Name me a British promoter who came to the States and did what I did. I have a dream, I have a plan, I have a strategy. Everyone else, go fuck yourself! I will do it my way, I will do it according to my ability, and I will win.

What are your thoughts on his comments that you don’t understand the American business model.

— Do I understand the American market? Yes. Has it taken time to understand? Yes. He says: “What did he do in the USA?” I broke the attendance record at the Dallas Cowboys stadium at the Canelo-Saunders fight.

“He says they have higher attendance and ticket revenue.

Yes, Canelo-Plant’s ticket revenue was higher, but let’s see what the third fight with GGG will be like.

– What do you predict?

— 25 million.

He gave you credit for women’s boxing.

– Thanks a lot. This is another one I made. I helped sell MSG for the biggest women’s fight in history. We have a great position in America. Are we still far away? Yes, especially if everyone wants us to screw up.

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