Promoter Eddie Hearn has responded to a number of the current statements that have been made by WBO cruiserweight world champion Lawrence Okolie.
Hearn’s firm has promoted the 29-year-old Okolie for the reason that boxer turned professional.
The undefeated champion has been out of the ring since February, when he received a twelve spherical unanimous choice over Michal Cieslak.
Okolie lately took to social media to vent his frustrations – which many imagine have 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 folks than ourselves,” Okolie acknowledged.
When a fan questioned Okolie’s statements, demanding that he spend his time preventing as an alternative of complaining – Okolie warned that further particulars shall 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 positive you may have a really totally different outlook,” Okolie mentioned.
In keeping with 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.
“Every part 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.”