The promoter is British boxer Luke Campbell, Eddie Hearn expressed a number of claims on the organization of the fight of his ward against Vasyl Lomachenko. At stake will be the world title belt by the WBC.
Hearn expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the WBC ordered the team Lomachenko and Campbell to start negotiations on the fight for the vacant belt of the champion in the lightweight division. Despite the fact that Lomachenko was not in the top 15 contenders for this version.
“This is a bad decision, a wrong. But I (WBC – approx. ed) understand. They just wanted Lomachenko was their champion. But the decision should be fair against other fighters. And I’m not talking so much about Devin Haney (No. 3 in the ranking WBC), how about Zauri Abdullayev (#2 ranked WBC),” said Hearn.
Another problem on the way to the organization of the fight – reward boxers.
“It’s complicated. First of all, the distribution of the prize Fund. I think everything is clear. 50/50 and not otherwise. Lomachenko is a champion, but not for the WBC. So he can’t rely on the prize money allocation in its favor,” says Hearn.
The third problem – the venue of the fight. He can pass in Britain and in the United States.
“I think that my American partners with DAZN interested in this match. It is to admit that they insist at all on a purse bid. And, of course, the fact that the battle took place in the United States. And I need a really cool undercard for this show. And you need to decide the fight will take place at the O2 arena (in London) or in Halle, where I came from Campbell. Want the fight to happen in August, rather in late August,” said Hearn.