Eddie Hearn on Ben Whittaker, "I'm Sure He Will Be A Matchroom Fighter One Day"

Eddie Hearn on Ben Whittaker, “I’m Sure He Will Be A Matchroom Fighter One Day”

  • Eddie Hearn was close to signing Ben Whittaker when he turned pro in 2022
  • Whittaker signed with BOXXER and has gone viral recently on social media
  • Hearn is adamant he will sign the 2020 Olympic Silver medallist in the future

2020 Olympic silver medallist Ben Whittaker made headlines after his stoppage win over Khalid Gradia.

Whittaker’s signature showboating saw him go viral on numerous different social media platforms with his fanbase significantly growing overnight.

The 26-year-old went into the fight with around 200,000 Instagram followers and now sits on 684,000.

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‘Benzo’ is tipped to become a future star of British boxing.

Eddie Hearn on Ben Whittaker

Hearn, who was very close to securing Whittaker’s signature out of the Olympics, is confident of signing Whittaker at some point.

“I’m sure Ben Whittaker will be a Matchroom fighter one day”, Hearn told BoxingNews, “I don’t know what his contractual situation is but I see the kid being a star.”

The British promoter believes his global platform, which we’ve seen utilised by the likes of Johnny Fisher and Junaid Bostan, would allow Whittaker to grow his stock in the UK, USA and internationally – something his rivals can’t offer.

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“The problem is, you’ve got to build him in the UK but you got to fight him internationally. He should be on the Canelo/Haney/Saudi cards. They (BOXXER) don’t have shows (in the US).”

“If Ben has aspirations to be a superstar, then obviously he’ll want to be with Matchroom.”

By Darshan Desai

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