Eddie Hearn appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain this morning
Eddie Hearn joined Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway on ITV's Good Morning Britain, as they discussed whether boxing as a sport is beneficial to young children.
It comes as the Government announced a new 'Turnaround' scheme to catch troubled young people teetering on edge of criminality and putting them back on the right track. It's been revealed that £300 million is being ploughed into the scheme, the biggest funding package in a generation to tackle youth offending and cut crime.
Peter McCabe was also on the show, McCabe is the CEO of Headway, a UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services.
Peter came out and said: "It irritates me that this notion that the only way for working-class boys to get on is to take up boxing, And as somebody who grew up on a council estate in one of the most deprived areas of the country, there are so many sports that teach discipline and encourage kids to train and work and have ambition.
"And those sports don't involve hitting somebody punching somebody in the head.
"The ultimate way to win a boxing contest is to render your opponent senseless..."
Hearn rapidly interupted to conflict McCabe's words: "That is so naïve. Well, I will interrupt you. You're not as educated as a boxer, as a fighter to go in and render your opponent anything."
The pair continued to argue before the presenters had to step in.
Confrontation can be seen below.
.@EddieHearn and Peter McCabe passionately debate whether boxing brings discipline and ambition or whether it just encourages violence?— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) May 20, 2022
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