October 7, 2022

Eddie Hearn had a short awkward trade with Joshua Buatsi’s coach Virgil Hunter on the post-fight press convention after the Craig Richards win on Saturday evening.

The south Londoner beat his native rival by unanimous determination, progressing in direction of a world title shot within the light-heavyweight division.

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Buatsi is now on the verge of world stage

At current although, the 2 prime champions within the division are elite Russian abilities Dmitry Bivol and Artur Betebiev.

Beterbiev has a 100 per cent KO ratio as unified WBC and IBF champion.

Bivol not too long ago beat Canelo Alvarez to retain his WBA title and Hunter was initially requested if he believes his man is able to tackle both of the pair.

“I can’t actually say that proper now,” Hunter replied, “As a result of being on the world title stage, there’s just a few issues I must see.

“However he’s all the time gonna be within the struggle, belief me, he’s gonna be there.

“So I’m not saying he would lose to Bivol or Canelo, I feel he’d give Canelo suits.

“His physicality would give Canelo suits and he would put on Canelo down.

Hunter didn’t seem to impressed by Hearn’s Beterbiev suggestion

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Hunter didn’t appear to impressed by Hearn’s Beterbiev suggestion

“Bivol does some issues I feel that we should always work on some extra.

“Make him simply full – give him the chance to win a belt and hold a belt, not simply struggle for the belt, then return down.

“Win a belt, then hold a belt.”

At this level Hearn added: “Cor, Beterbiev’s an awesome struggle as properly. Conflict.”

There was a clumsy silence for a number of seconds as Hunter stared at Hearn after which replied: “Why? Do you wanna have mind injury?”

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Hearn responded: “It’s an awesome struggle, isn’t it although? Fashion-wise it’s an awesome struggle.”

Hunter then agreed: “Yeah, it’s an awesome struggle.”

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