Promoter Eddie Hearn has responded to a few of the current statements that had been made by WBO cruiserweight world champion Lawrence Okolie.
Hearn’s firm has promoted the 29-year-old Okolie because the boxer turned professional.
The undefeated champion has been out of the ring since February, when he gained a twelve spherical unanimous resolution over Michal Cieslak.
Okolie just lately took to social media to vent his frustrations – which many imagine had been aimed toward Hearn.
“Cannot lie this 12 months was turning me of boxing. Soiled, mendacity, narcissistic people who ‘run’ the game. How I really feel proper now… jogs my memory that that is a egocentric outlook, our fights imply a lot extra to so many extra individuals than ourselves,” Okolie acknowledged.
When a fan questioned Okolie’s statements, demanding that he spend his time combating as an alternative of complaining – Okolie warned that extra particulars will probably be revealed sooner or later.
“I’ve seen 100s of fighters come and go, lose and pushed to the again or out. When it is time for me to talk I’ll and I am certain you will have a really completely different outlook,” Okolie stated.
Based on Hearn, there have been by no means any points with Okolie – however the animosity started when the boxer introduced in new members to his inner-circle.
“The whole lot was optimistic till he began hanging round individuals who don’t know.’ Hearn advised IFL TV.
“The very last thing we ever wanna do is go to court docket with a fighter, however I’ll by no means let somebody take the p!ss out of the loyalty job we have delivered for them.”