Hearn right to mourn HBO’s boxing exit but the TV battle is intensifying | Kevin Mitchell

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Eddie Hearn has always been someone who can read a trend, a trait he learned from his astute father, Barry. So, when he agrees with Bob Arum that Showtime will follow HBO out of boxing within a year, it’s worth listening.

The business is changing faster than anyone would have imagined even a month ago, when HBO ended 45 years of jostling with Showtime as boxing’s biggest cash cow, and, as Hearn said of octogenarian Arum on Sirius XM Boxing Radio, “I have to agree with his point on Showtime. The money moving in the circles of boxing is crazy.”

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