Exclusive: Johnny Nelson hits back and tells Eddie Hearn to focus on DAZN

Eddie Hearn left Sky Sports last year to join DAZN UK in an exclusive five-year deal alongside his obligations for the streaming service in Europe and North America.

Since his departure, the Matchroom Boxing promoter has not been shy in slamming the broadcaster.

His latest criticism saw him complain about there being no representative from Sky to cover the female clash between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden earlier this month.

Head of Sky Boxing Adam Smith responded to Hearn and revealed it was not possible to attend due to covering Shakur Stevenson's win over Oscar Valdez - a fight which was live and exclusive to Sky Sports in the UK & Ireland.

Sky Sports analyst and presenter Johnny Nelson has weighed in on Hearn's recent comments.

"I don't know why, it doesn't make sense to me if I'm honest with you," Nelson told Planet Sport. "Because when Eddie left Sky (he left) to set up his own venture with DAZN so why would you bother?

"It's like having a girlfriend and leaving them then complaining about what she's doing when you're with someone else. Why is he bothered about what Sky are doing or not doing?

"He should concentrate on the new love, on his own business, and that to me I don't understand it. So why he's doing it, I don't know. Does it make a difference?

"It probably reflects more on him rather than the situation itself. Eddie's a busy man, he's all over the place so he's got to keep juggling the balls and keep the interest going.

"So I'm quite sure he'll say a lot of things to still get us to talk about him and DAZN and what they're doing which I understand. But in reality, what DAZN do is not our business, as in Sky our business.

"So if Sky want to give it some attention or not, they have just as much right as any fan. 'That looks interesting we'll watch that' you can't make it say 'you're gonna watch everything we do and comment on everything we do' because life doesn't work like that.

"So I don't know why Eddie's doing that, I don't get it. I think why you turning round, look forward and do what you're doing," Nelson concluded.

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