I'm pretty angry about the Wilder situation so I'm sure I'll regret this tomorrow but I'm venting anyway.
Hearn will take over American boxing within 5 years because PBC are too insular and Top Rank are incompetent.
I can't believe it's been accepted that PBC have somehow extricated themselves from the rest of the sport and they charge through the nose for it. Crossover fights are rarer then blue moons and when they do do it, they are always trying to pull a fast one, e.g., trying to get Tyson Fury when he wasn't fully fit, waiting for Pacman to fade in the Mayweather fight and same with Crawford now to cite some big examples. The $100 ppvs are insane and the growth of DAZN (whether people are signed up or not) will alert viewers to that fact, returns will fall and fighters on their roster will begin to look elsewhere (if they're not already).
Top Rank have the highest quality stable out there in my opinion; Lomachenko; Crawford; Inoue are still my top 3 fighters and they have all 3 but how stupid do you have to be, to be a promotion company that publicly complains about their own fighters' profiles!!!! Grade A idiocy. I'm not sure if that's worse than the current situation though. That arbitration win should have been set in stone and if there was any doubt at all, if they were truly representing Fury's interests they should have made a hell of a lot more noise about getting Fury out to fight last year. They didn't because they were too tight to spend in the short term to gain in the long term and it's backfired massively.
Add to that, that the quality of their programming is pretty amateur. The press conferences are painful, connection issues galore and leaving the camera running for 3 hours is proper amateur hour.
Not a Hearn fan but he's gonna have to try pretty hard to mess this up.