Billy Joe Saunders is just three weeks away from the biggest moment of his career.
The Unbeaten Brit will get in the ring with the imperious Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, arguably the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in the world today.
Saunders will put his WBO super-middleweight title on the line in front of 70,000 fans in a unification fight with WBC and WBA super-middleweight champion, Alvarez.
He’s been training hard in the build up to the fight and he’s managed to find some time to train with Tyson Fury – who is preparing for Anthony Joshua – along the way.
During an Instagram story today, Fury blasted Hearn for how he has fallen all over Canelo during the promotion of the fight with Saunders.
“I think Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn are absolute w******. They’re up Canelo Alvarez’s ringpiece a million miles. Look on the f****** webpage. All Canelo, Canelo,” Fury said.
“Do you promote Billy Joe or not you little w**** p****?
“Frank Warren is worth 10 of you, Eddie, you little sausage. He knows how to promote fighters, that’s why he’s a Hall of Fame promoter.”
Hearn has been involved with a few Alvarez fights now and it’s fair to say he certainly enjoys it. There’s no denying that.
Canelo is quite easily one of the most recognisable and greatest fighters on the planet today, so it’s somewhat understandable.
But his priority should indeed be his client. Saunders moved over to Matchroom in 2019 and, in fairness, Hearn has got him the fight he always wanted with Canelo and he’s doing it in front of a massive audience.
He’s delivered on that part of the deal, but Fury believes he should be doing more to promote and highlight Saunders ahead of a career-defining showdown.
Saunders will have his chance to make history at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 8.