Frank Warren thinks he would beat Eddie Hearn in a fight despite height, weight and age disadvantage
They've verbally sparred on several occasions in the past but Frank Warren believes he would have the beating of Eddie Hearn if their rivalry came to blows.
The closest Warren and Hearn have come in the past to direct competition has been scheduling clashes, which most recently took place when Hearn slated a rematch between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora for the same night as Warren's Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton show.
Warren slammed the decision, noting that it only served to detract from both events.
Given that both Hearn and Warren are in the fight business, the question of who would come out on top if things were to get physical was put to the latter during a recent interview.
"I’m giving a lot of age away, I’m giving a lot of height away, a lot of weight away as well," Warren told GQ.
"But lock us both in a room and I think I’ll come out on top."
Most of the communication between Warren and Hearn has taken place in the media, with Warren admitting that "I’ve never had a conversation with him."
It remains entirely likely that the pair's first conversation occurs when/if the biggest heavyweight fight in British boxing history - Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua - comes to fruition.
Fury vs. Joshua currently looks a million miles away for a variety of reasons and Warren doesn't expect that to change any time soon.
"We want to put it together, but they don’t want to put it together," Warren said of the Matchroom side.
"They don’t want to meet. They don’t want to talk. I know they do not want this fight.
"They don’t want it. It’s very simple. If you want a fight it’s 50/50."