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Schaefer: This Guy Eddie Hearn, He Must Be an Amateur

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer doesn't understand why promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is consistently calling for fights with Golden Boy promoted boxers, through the press and social networks, but never actually initiates any direct negotiations.

"This guy Eddie Hearn, he must be an amateur, because he says all of these things to the newspapers. Call me if you want to do a fight," said Schaefer during a conversation with BoxingScene.com and Lem Satterfield of RingTV.com. 

In the last few days, Hearn has been calling for a clash between one of his star fighters, welterweight contender Kell Brook (27-0, 18KOs), and Golden Boy promoted WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (31-4, 7KOs). As BoxingScene previously reported, Malignaggi is being postitioned for Golden Boy's debut show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on October 20th. The Golden CEO has no interest in a Malignaggi-Brook encounter at the moment.

"I'm not really interested. I mean, Kell Brook might be big in the United Kingdom, but here in the United States, he doesn't really matter," Schaefer said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=Roy Jones Jnr;12072770]You don't know of one person who believes that? Fair play to you my friend, you must have some clued up people around you. Personally i have come across many, and the majority of the UK's casual Boxing…

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=taansend;12072760]Are you sure, Roy? I don't know of ONE person who really believe Khan is running from Brook, let alone 60 million of them. Where did you get the info that he's fooled the British public?[/QUOTE] You don't know of…

Comment by Uns on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=Roy Jones Jnr;12072747]What says it all about Eddie Hearn is how he has managed to fool the General British public into believing Khan is running from Brook..overlooking a simple fact of the matter that Khan has not even made his…

Comment by taansend on 05-03-2012

[QUOTE=Roy Jones Jnr;12072747]What says it all about Eddie Hearn is how he has managed to fool the General British public into believing Khan is running from Brook..[/QUOTE] Are you sure, Roy? I don't know of ONE person who really believe…

Comment by Roy Jones Jnr on 05-03-2012

What says it all about Eddie Hearn is how he has managed to fool the General British public into believing Khan is running from Brook..overlooking a simple fact of the matter that Khan has not even made his step up…

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