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Eddie Hearn argues with Stephen Espinoza: “Conor was right”

Eddie Hearn and Stephen Espinoza gave boxing fans some fun on social media.

By Oscar Willis - 26 Feb 2019

The Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder negotiations have been dragging on for over a year now, and depending on who you believe, could be attributed to either man’s team.

From Wilder’s perspective, his side say Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn were offered a huge deal of around $50 million to unify the titles inside the ring somewhere in America, only for Hearn to scupper the negotiations with unreasonable demands. For Joshua and Hearn, the issue comes in the fact Wilder’s team refuse to communicate about their desires, and have even gone back on previous agreements.

And today on social media, the two sides went to war. On one side, Hearn. On the other, Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza.

It started with Espinoza telling a fan that Hearn had been presented with a contract for Joshua to fight Wilder, and that the contract in question even allowed the broadcasting rights Hearn wanted in the deal. In response, Hearn accused Espinoza directly of lying.

At that point, Hearn asked Espinoza to produce the contract Wilder’s side had sent to Matchroom promotions, at which point Espinoza said he was referring to the now infamous $50 million offer made by Wilder.

And at that point, things just got fun.

Especially when Espinoza took over fifteen minutes to reply, and Hearn saw an opportunity to end the argument. For today at least.

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