Eddie Hearn pulled off an impressive upset by beating former WBC cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew in a punch machine challenge.
The promoter proved that he packs a punch by scoring a greater number on the DAZN Boxing Show’s arcade machine with his straight right than Bellew managed with his famous left hook.
“I’m gonna take my jacket off,” Hearn began when challenged to take on the machine.
“Right, okay, I’m gonna hit it with a straight right hand down the pipe.”
At this point he hammered the punch ball with a crunching shot and scored a stunning 935 points.
“Heavy handed that. Well done Ed,” an impressed Bellew reacted.
The former fighter himself then stepped up and chose a classic left hook.
Hearn suggested: “Your left hook was always the equaliser.”
Bellew wheeled up and hit home with a solid shot, but didn’t connect as well as he would have liked.
“That’s not gonna register as well,” he said immediately.
To which Hearn responded: “Oh please let me beat him.”
Bellew was proven right as his score came up at 926 points, nine short of Hearn’s.
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