Eddie Hearn defends Saudi Arabia venue for Anthony Joshua title fight

03 December 2019 12:13
• ‘As ruthless as it is, I’ve got a job to do for my fighter’• Promoter points to ‘major corporations willing to trade here’Eddie Hearn has defended the decision to hold Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, saying “I’m not a politician … I’ve got a job to do for my fighter”.Speaking to British media on Monday at a plush shopping mall on Olaya Street in Riyadh filled with ubiquitous, high-end western brands, the promoter questioned what he implied is the inconsistency of holding up a single sporting event for criticism. Related: Too many heads remain in the sand when it comes to hosting of sport | Sean Ingle Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian