Stay with Fight Camp? Eddie Hearn gets behind the mic to perform Bill Withers classic ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ on karaoke to think about lockdown without boxing … but how does his rendition compare to the original?
- Eddie Hearn enjoyed himself at his Fight Camp by performing karaoke
- The promoter played a version of Bill Withers’ 1971 hit ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’
- Performance comes on the eve of Fight Camp’s final night of fight
- On Saturday, Dillian Whyte will face Alexander Povetkin in a highly anticipated match
Even with lockdown, Eddie Hearn has had an excellent summer thanks to his Fight Camp production staging boxing events in his own home.
But in addition to being a successful promoter, Hearn has also revealed that he isn’t too bad with the mic when it comes to karaoke either.
As part of the entertainment at his Fight Camp, Hearn got up to perform the 1971 Bill Withers classic ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’.
When asked why he chose the song, the 41-year-old said, ‘I’m going to sing a song that represents the pain and suffering we’ve suffered from lockdown without boxing, Ain’t No Sunshine.’
While his rendition didn’t quite match Withers’ twisting tones, Hearn’s version was far from outrageous, before concluding the performance with an ‘oi, oi’. Something Withers, who sadly passed away in March, was probably unlikely in any of his performances of the song.
Fight Camp was set up in Hearn’s home and has held boxing matches for the past month to get the sport back on track after the Covid-19 outbreak.
Eddie Hearn spent four weeks this summer turning his home into a Fight Camp
Despite its success, Hearn has declined the chance to run it after the weekend, but has claimed it will return next year.
The camp will end on Saturday with a blockbuster when Dillian Whyte takes on Alexander Povetkin.
The winner of arguably the biggest fight after the lockdown is poised to win a world title fight against Tyson Fury, who is struggling to arrange a date for his re-match with Deontay Wilder.
Fight Camp ends Saturday when Dillian Whyte (above) takes on Alexander Povetkin
Hearn admitted that while Whyte deserves a title over Fury, he will face a dangerous opponent Saturday night at Fight Camp.
“As far as we’re concerned, Fury-Wilder has to happen this year, and if not, we’re ready to go with Whyte against Fury, provided he defeats Povetkin in a few weeks,” Hearn said. Sky Sports recently.
Good news for Dillian Whyte who has pushed so hard, earns this shot more than any fighter, forget the heavyweight division, but he does have business on August 22 against Alexander Povetkin. That makes that fight even more dangerous. ‘