Announcement of new signees pushed back
Eddie Hearn is claiming that he has signed three world champions to Matchroom USA to be featured on DAZN. Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen, as he was supposed to make a roster announcement at the end of this month.
That announcement has now been pushed back to the middle of July on either the 16th or 17th in New York. Hearn did acknowledge that signing fighters has been difficult, as many have turned him down.
He has approached Mayweather Promotions about having Gervonta “Tank” Davis exclusively on DAZN. He has stated that those talks have basically gone nowhere. Davis could be a key addition but it looks like he will remain fighting on Showtime for the time being.
Who can forget the negotiations that took place on social media. When Adrien Broner turned down a three fight deal, with all three fights being in one year. Broner was very crude and unprofessional in his response. He labeled the deal “a slave deal”, a statement Broner received backlash for.
The Charlo twins Jermall and Jermell, left the door open to at least listening to Hearn make his pitch. The twins would be a big pickup for Hearn but can it be enough to make a splash. It also must be noted there hasn’t been much chatter coming out of either camp about the possibility of working together. But we never know what can be going on, as negotiations are usually done behind close doors.
Hearn has also shown interest in Jarret Hurd who is currently injured at the moment. For his part the unified junior middleweight titlist has been mum on the possibility of working with Hearn. Deontay Wilder the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World has vowed never to work with Hearn.
Hearn has courted Mikey Garcia several times in the hopes of being able to sign him. Garcia would be a big name and can help Hearn make the splash that he is looking for. We expect more clarity on the situation after Garcia fights at the end of July.
Hearn has claimed to have Dmitry Bivol already secured for DAZN, a statement Bivol’s manager has denied. It’s been a tougher journey than Hearn expected. He has had rough time so to speak. He may have to eventually end up overpaying for fighters, in hopes of enticing them to sign.
He is in a completely new market and it seems as if fighters are reluctant to work with him. He has now pushed back his announcement of fighters on the roster, is it him just stalling? Does he really have three champions already under his banner? I guess soon we will know, that is unless the announcement gets pushed back once again.
By: Wilson Urena