Warren, Hearn Trade Words Over December 22 Head To Head

Promotional rivals Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn are going head to head on December 22, when their respective companies will stage dueling pay-per-view events.

Hearn will put together the Dillian Whyte vs. Dereck Chisora rematch on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN, while Warren has Carl Frampton challenging IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington on BT Sport Pay-Per-View and ESPN+.

Warren is very angered by the conflict, stating that his company already booked Frampton-Warrington for the date and claims Hearn intentionally set down Whyte-Chisora for the same day.


Warren believes both of their events will now take a hit.

"It's stupid. No one wins, it's impossible for anyone to be a winner out of this," Warren told Daily Mail.

"I'm using hypothetical numbers, (but) if there are half-a-million fans who want to watch it, 250,000 watch one, 250,000 watch the other, they're not going to be able to afford both. Then we've both lost 250,000 punters. It's stupid, senseless, if they were running on that date, I'd have never run on that date. We are not the cause of this.

"It's disrespectful to the fans. That's what it is. If you had any feeling about the sport you wouldn't do stuff like this, it's senseless. What are you going to watch? Dereck Chisora, who has won one meaningful fight out of eight in his career. And that one was a bingo punch, a lottery punch against (Carlos) Takam. And Dillian Whyte, who was all over the place in his last fight against (Joseph) Parker, he's already been stopped by (Anthony) Joshua.

"They're saying it's an eliminator to face Joshua, it's all like the Lord Mayor's Parade. It's blatant recycling. They're a green company, Matchroom, they recycle (fights). They're doing the same with Kell Brook trying to do a fight with (Amir) Khan. We are delivering the best fighting the best, this is proper pay-per-view."

According to Hearn, he did not want the Whyte-Chisora fight to be on the same night as Warrington vs Frampton

Due to the limited availability of dates with Sky Sports and the O2 Arena in London, Hearn says he was forced to place his event on the same day. 

"It’s not ideal, I’d rather not lose those buys, it’s going to cost us or cost Derek Chisora or Dillian Whyte money,' Hearn told IFL TV.

"But we only had one date at the O2 and Sky wanted to go on that date. The 22nd isn't ideal because it’s very close to Christmas but you have a fight here (Whyte vs Chisora) that will do half a million-plus pay-per-views on December 22. And I’m not being disrespectful to Warrington-Frampton, it’s a really good fight. But it's a trade fight and it's on a small platform that won't do that many buys.

"It's always competition and in an ideal night we wouldn't go on that night. I would have loved to go on the 15th but it wasn’t possible."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kaspa9t9 on 12-14-2018

[QUOTE=JWHardin;19351282]Go sit in the corner with the other idiots. :loser::Flush:[/QUOTE] :lol1::lol1: Peace bro!

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 12-13-2018

[QUOTE=Lion81;19351079]Watch one live, dont check the results of the other. Watch the replay right after. That's what I usually do when two events (boxing or otherwise) are broadcast simultaneously.[/QUOTE] I never think about that for the excitement of one card…

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 12-13-2018

[QUOTE=Ray*;19351074]If the rematch matches the first encounter then the viewing fans are the winners. Carl frampton i like but to be honest am tuning in for Chisora/Whyte.[/QUOTE] Thank you for the recommendation. Maybe Carl Frampton and Josh Warrington are going…

Comment by BodiesInFlight on 12-13-2018

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;19348940]The British public is delusional when it comes to Chisora. How many times are they going to recycle him?[/QUOTE] Because he is still in good fights. He's not the best but what he brings is entertainment.

Comment by SeGoodland on 12-13-2018

I think its more a case of that Sky Sports is far more accessible to the ordinary British fight fan. If I'm honest, Sky do a far better job in promoting their events than BT. I agree that the Warren…

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