Talks underway over replicating Eddie Hearn’s £5m Fight Camp in his garden next summer… with plans for a possible reality TV show and a Middle East equivalent
- Eddie Hearn has revealed talks are underway to stage Fight Camp next summer
- The first of four shows from the backyard of Matchroom HQ start on Saturday
- The concept may be expanded with an audition of a reality television series
- There has also been interest in an equivalent Fight Camp in the Middle East
Eddie Hearn has revealed he will replicate his £5million Fight Camp experiment in his garden next summer.
The promoter launches the first of his four shows from the back yard of the Matchroom HQ in Brentwood on Saturday night and plans are taking shape to expand the concept.
They include a return next summer, with the possible addition of an accompanying reality television series documenting fighters in the build-up.
Eddie Hearn revealed talks are underway to stage Fight Camp in his garden again next summer
Hearn will launch the first of four shows from the backyard of Matchroom HQ on Saturday
There has also been interest in setting up an equivalent Fight Camp in the Middle East on the back of exposure that has followed since Sportsmail exclusively reported in May on Matchroom’s quirky plan to return from the Covid lockdown.
Hearn told Sportsmail: ‘We will be definitely back next year in our garden. The spin off from this will be big for us – Fight Camp is now a brand name.
‘I am already talking to broadcasters about a reality show for Fight Camp, and possibly a show in the style of Contender (where fighters competed against each in an elimination format).
Plans are underway to expand the concept including an audition for a reality television series
Hearn also revealed there has been some interest in staging a similar event in the Middle East
‘The interest is there because something like this has not been done before. I am talking about taking it to other countries, possibly the Middle East. Regardless of Covid restrictions we will be back next year.’
The opening show is headlined by Sam Eggington’s clash with Ted Cheeseman for the IBF international super-welterweight title, with James Tennyson fighting Gavin Gwynne for the British lightweight belt.
A grudge match has developed between unbeaten heavyweight prospect Fabio Wardley and Simon Vallily, who meet for the English title.
Vallily called Wardley a ‘c***’ and a ‘lesbian’ at a media session on Thursday, before returning to his hotel room, a few doors down from Wardley in the same corridor of the quarantine bubble created for the show.
A grudge has sparked between unbeaten heavyweight star Fabio Wardley and Simon Vallily
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