Eddie Hearn has been in the boxing promotion game a long time now but has admitted some of his shows don’t make a profit.
Speaking to The Overlap, he revealed the biggest mistake he’s made in boxing.
And the Matchroom promoter admitted he made a ‘million quid’ loss on one show.
“Probably the biggest mistake I’ve made, after Anthony Joshua lost to Andy Ruiz JR, people were like ‘oh Matchroom is on the ropes, what’s happening here’ so I wanted to bounce back with something big.”
“So there was a fight between Vasily Lomachenko, who was like a God of boxing at that stage, and Luke Campbell who we represented and was Olympic Gold medalist. I just spent too much on the fight. I wanted to bring Lomachenko to London, I was in love with him as a fighter but not really understanding his commercial value. We did very well, sold out the O2, but the pay-per-view didn’t hit the numbers and we were left with a big hole. Probably a million quid.”