💰 Eddie Hearn reveals fight that cost him an absolute fortune: “That was my biggest mistake”

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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.

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“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.”

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