Hearn once received 28-page letter from fan ‘Porky’ outlining boxers’ strategy

Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn revealed he once received a 28-page letter outlining fighters’ 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 outclassed his opponent, shattering Alvarez’s standing as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world heading into the clash.

On Tuesday May 10, Hearn tweeted how he messaged boxing agent and promoter Vadim Kornilov about potentially acquiring Bivol back in the day. In the message sent in June 2017, Hearn wrote: “Hi Vadim..I would like to talk with you about Bivol..”

His tweet poked fun at the message, with the Brit writing: “I slid in @VadimKTeam @bivol_d DM’s nearly 5 years ago”

A pair of Twitter users then began to joke about viral boxing superfan Porky Russ, with @EubanksLostPen asking Hearn if he has ever slipped into Russ’ DMs. User @Iz_Philly suggested Porky ‘definitely’ has messaged the Matchroom chief.

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

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Porky has become something of a well-known character online, posting eerie videos and comments on key boxing topics. ‘Porky’s Corner’ has over 1,000 likes on Facebook while he has reportedly been banned from Twitter.

Hearn spoke to reporters about Alvarez’s unanimous decision loss to Bivol over the weekend. He insisted the shock defeat is not an indicator that Alvarez is unable to compete at that weight class.

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

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