BOXING fans all said the same thing after seeing Eddie Hearn set a new high score on a punch machine.
The Matchroom Boxing chief is currently in Dubai promoting Dmitry Bivol’s defence of his WBA light-heavyweight title against Gilberto Ramirez.
Part of Hearn’s promotion for the fight took him to one of the city’s luxurious malls – where Matchroom had set up a punch machine.
And after being egged on have a dig, Hearn uncorked a hellacious right hand that shattered the high score.
Hearn’s punch, which drew a big reaction from the crowd, scored a very impressive 924.
With a beaming smile, Hearn said: “We’ve found the tekkers. 924, [Darren] Barker.”
Boxing fans were quick to comment, with one saying: “Thought you ‘werenât a fighter.’”
Another said: “Beast.”
And another said: “Jake Paula’s next opponent.”
One remarked: “This is the same Eddie Hearn who broke Frank Smiths rib during sparring. Not a top G to be messed with.”
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Another chimed: “That’s the kind of power the UK needs this winter.”
Hearn’s right hand was in the same range as devastating left hooks from Tyson Fury.
AJ recently scored 965 with his left hook, while WBC heavyweight king Fury scored 993 with the same punch.
Hearn is still dealing with the fallout from Conor Benn’s failed drug tests ahead of his eagerly anticipated clash with Chris Eubank Jr last month.
He told iFL TV: âI wonât tell you that the last couple of weeks have been particularly enjoyable. Theyâve been hard â but Iâm okay.
“Iâm okay because Iâm going to get through it, Iâm going to survive, next weekâs another week and itâs another problem to overcome.
“Iâm not buzzing about it, it was tough obviously.
“Iâd get untold questions, get untold stick online. So you canât off the back of that say âIâm amazingâ. Iâm okay â Iâm better than I was last week.â
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