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Eddie Hearn once received a 28-page letter from boxing fanatic ‘Porky’ outlining the fighters’ strategy

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Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn revealed that he once received a 28-page letter outlining fighter strategy from a boxing superfan named ‘Porky’.

Hearn was recently working with Canelo Alvarez ahead of the Mexican’s clash with Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light heavyweight title. The Russian outboxed his opponent, shattering Alvarez’s position as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world before the clash.

On Tuesday, May 10, Hearn tweeted how he sent boxing agent and promoter Vadim Kornilov a message about possibly acquiring Bivol at that time. In the message sent in June 2017, Hearn wrote: “Hi Vadim… I would like to talk to you about Bivol…”

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His tweet mocked the message, with the Briton writing: “I slipped into @VadimKTeam @bivol_d DM almost 5 years ago.”

Then a couple of Twitter users started joking about viral boxing superfan Porky Russ, with @EubanksLostPen asking Hearn if he’s ever snuck into Russ’s DMs. User @Iz_Philly suggested that Porky “definitely” messaged the head of Matchroom.

He included a screenshot of Hearn’s 2011 tweet, which read: “Received a 28 (yes, 28) page letter today from a ‘Porky’ boxing fan, expressing his thoughts and strategies for our fighters in 2012. Game!” cleansed!”.

Eddie Hearn posted this message on Twitter in 2011 (Image: Eddie Hearn/Twitter)

Do you think Eddie Hearn listened to any of Porky’s advice? Let us know in the comments section.

Porky has become a household name online, posting lurid videos and commentary on key boxing topics. ‘Porky’s Corner’ has over 1,000 likes on Facebook, while it has reportedly been banned on Twitter.

Hearn spoke to reporters about Alvarez’s unanimous decision loss to Bivol over the weekend. He insisted that the upset loss is not an indicator that Alvarez cannot compete in that weight class.

“It’s easy to say later, isn’t it? But no one was saying it’s a bridge too far before,” Hearn said. “There are a lot of people in boxing who thought this was going to be a really tough fight, and some even picked Dmitry Bivol, but we can’t stand here right now and say ‘bridge too far’ because if we had had this conversation (before the fight) we would have said ‘oh, he’s a huge favourite,’ and he was.”

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