‘Worse than horrible’ – Amanda Serrano blasts Eddie Hearn

Amanda Serrano didn’t hold back in her criticism for ‘horrible’ Eddie Hearn, as her public spat with the promoter regarding a possible Katie Taylor bout continues.

Serrano and her manager, coach and brother in law Jordan Maldonado were both quoted in a statement, which hits out at Hearn, released on Thursday evening.

The statements and as such their criticism revolved around allegations, Hearn requested a $10,000 advance paid to the seven weight world champion be returned after she refused to fight the undisputed lightweight champion on August 15.

The money had been advanced ahead of the agreed May 2 mega meeting, but the pandemic put paid to that fight.

The Brooklyn based fighter did agree to a July 4 reschedule, but has refused to travel to Hearn’s back garden for an August showdown.

“In March, we received $10,000 to be used for training expenses for the Taylor fight, which was previously scheduled for May 2nd. With that money, we hired a new trainer to help us in the technical aspects, hired sparring partners so we knew we wouldn’t miss out on any sessions. We also hired a nutritionist to make sure we maintained the weight up while training hard because 135 lbs isn’t Amanda’s natural weight while training hard she goes way under. Our new assistant trainer Gary Starks Sr. is out of Staten Island and those trips require a $19 daily tolls”. Jordan Maldonado said.

“Yesterday (Wednesday) we were notified by our promoter Lou DiBella that Eddie Hearn wants that 10k back by tomorrow Friday at 5 pm. He seems not to care we trained not only from March till May but also for his rescheduled date of July 4th. Another date where he canceled without an accurate explanation”

“Now because we didn’t accept his offer after the July cancellation of taking a purse deduction and a change of venue to literally fight in his Backyard at one of his homes, he’s being disrespectful and vindictive,” Maldonado stated.

Serrano was equally scathing when discussing the English promoter. She accused Hearn of stagnating her career and revealed he prevented her partaking in a reality show.

“I’ve lost two lucrative opportunities to fight in an MMA match and another to participate in the Exatlón competition waiting for Katie Taylor. The first dates were postponed because of issues on their side, not ours, and now I’m to blame? Signing with Matchroom Boxing has been stagnant to my career because I debuted with them in January 2019, made history, and I didn’t fight again until September. We just ask for respect and transparency. Their organizers say that the fight will be the biggest in women’s boxing, but their actions show the opposite.

“He sent a cease and desist letter to Telemundo which were to air the show Exatlón stopping me from competing and making money and turns around to ask for a refund of spent money I used to train for canceled fight dates.

“I’ve read from many that Mr. Hearn was a horrible person. Now I know first hand he’s actually worse than that. I’m a firm believer in God and know he doesn’t like ugly. To my Island and my fans, I Love you and promise just like our island is resilient “So Am I!””

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com