Hearn in humorous mood ahead of fight.

Eddie Hearn brilliantly ends boxing fan on Twitter for X-Factor related question

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Former lightweight world champions Ricky Burns and Anthony Crolla may have clashed last night in Manchester, but there was also a clash with the TV schedule which caused more of a stir on Twitter even before the boxing had begun.

As is often the case, fight fans are often searching the internet frantically in order to weigh up the undercard and try to predict (usually in vain!) what time the main event will actually get underway.

However, one fan went a step further and decided to try and get confirmation directly from the horse's mouth by tweeting the fight promoter Eddie Hearn.

Unlike most boxing fans, however, who are more likely to be working out when to get the pizza ordered or how many beers they'll need to get them through the evening's bouts, his request was based around a potential battle for the remote with the Mrs!

Karl Tomany posted: "What is the breakdown and times for tonight?? Got a battle on my hands with the Mrs who wants to watch X Factor."

The sender probably didn't expect a response, but if he did, he would have certainly not banked on the Eddie Hearn's hard-hitting put down.

"Please unfollow me."

Short, but to the point.

I think we can assume multi-millionaire Mr Hearn meant the tweet in a humorous way, and as expected, it was and greeted with crying with laughter emojis and retweets galore from his hoard of followers.

It may well echo the thoughts of thousands of other staunch boxing fans around the country, though, especially those having a quiet night in with the Mrs and trying to convince her to switch channels as some young deluded singer kills some 1980's ballard in favour of the undercard of a non-title fight, could prove slightly tricky.

Whether Karl got to watch the boxing in the end is still unknown, but we do know that Crolla defeated Burns on points in what was yet another memorable evening of boxing.

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