Promoter Eddie Hearn heaps praise on Charlie Flynn ahead of Hydro fight

The Matchroom boss insists the sport needs new blood like the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist.

Charlie Flynn alongside Willie Limond, Ricky Burns, Eddie Hearn, Michele Di Rocco, Tyrone Nurse and Joe Ham ahead of the huge boxing bill at the HydroBoxing promoter Eddie Hearn believes Charlie Flynn is the ‘new blood’ that British boxing needs.

Following last week’s announcement that the Newarthill boxer would be fighting on the undercard of the Ricky Burns fight on May 28, Matchroom boss Hearn praised the Mailman ahead of his return to the Hydro.

The arena is a happy hunting ground for Flynn after the 22-year-old won gold back in 2014 at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

However, with professional boxing making its first appearance at the Hydro, Matchroom supremo Hearn, whose stable includes world champions like Kell Brook and James DeGale revealed there could be a Flynn takeover, with the Mailman already scooping up a big batch of tickets.

He said: “You need new blood in the sport and you’ve got boxers like Charlie who’s a really popular young lad.

“He’s got bundles of personality and he can fight so you need guys like him coming through.

“If you don’t have those youngsters coming through then there is no progression. I think fight fans will be able to see history in the making on May 28 with Ricky Burns trying to be a three-weight champion but also progression from guys like Charlie.

“I think Charlie has already ordered six or seven hundred tickets himself for this fight!

“I’ve missed the atmosphere and Anthony Joshua said it’s the best atmosphere he’s ever boxed in front of.

“It’s a great opportunity for Scottish boxing and fans really need to come out and support it.

“If fans won’t put bums on seats then we can’t keep coming back.

“The last boxing event at Braehead was disappointing as it lacked that special atmosphere.

“The Hydro will definitely have that and you’ll get to see professional boxing for the first time ever at the arena.

“It’s a venue I’ve wanted to come too for a long time and we held the darts there a couple of weeks ago and I felt for boxing it would be really special.

“I’m excited and I think we’ll be able to get a decent crowd.”

Tickets for the fight on May 28 are available here.