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Tony Bellew fumes over controversial Eddie Hearn interview

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Tony Bellew celebrates an 11th round TKO victory over David Haye after their Heavyweight contest at The O2 Arena on March 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Tony Bellew lets his unfiltered opinion on Eddie Hearn’s Good Morning Britain interview be known.

Eddie Hearn recently took the opportunity to defend boxing in a debate on Good Morning Britain against Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway and a man that Tony Bellew definitely isn’t a fan of.

The head of the brain injury association believed that the bad far outweighed the good when it came to boxing and argued that the damage done means that parents should put their children in different sports while they’re young.

Hearn debated the need for boxing for kids who have nowhere else to go, discussing how it can save kids in tough situations.

Needless to say, Bellew agreed with the latter.

Tony Bellew

Bellew took great issue with how his sport was portrayed and opted to air his frustrations with McCabe.

“The fella’s a wanker, he hasn’t got a clue about boxing,” said Bellew on IFLTV.

“That tit head is talking about the sport that’s saved so many lives, mine included and basically labeled us as barbarians, idiots and punchy people.

“He hasn’t taken into context how many lives are saved in amateur boxing gyms. Does he understand how many children have got no other place to go?

“This clown is talking about my sport like he knows it. Just go in a gym and experience it first ball bag, then come back and tell me… Absolute idiot has not got a clue.”

One point that Bellew took particular issue with was that brain injuries can be a serious concern when looking at boxing.

Of course, this is absolutely a fair point to make but Bellew believes that it’s an unfair comparison when compared to other sports that also have a high rate of brain damage.

“Talking about brain surgeons… Are we going to stop race car driving? Is that what we’re going to stop next? Are we going to stop the NFL? Because just as many people end up brian damaged and dying in those sports.

“Don’t disrespect my sport and drag it down to what you’re saying when you haven’t got the slightest clue, what a numpty.”

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