‘I don’t like the peace, this is war’ – Turki Alalshikh on Warren vs Hearn

The entente cordiale between Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren might be THE most astonishing achievement of Riyadh Season so far.

There have been megafights galore made in recent weeks, highlighted by Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou and that insane ‘Day of Reckoning’ card.

Next we get the world heavyweight title unification match that pits Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk on February, followed by Anthony Joshua vs Ngannou on March 8.

But despite all those incredible matchups, getting Hearn and Warren happily working (and smiling) together might be the greatest feat so far from Turki Alalshikh and Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority.

Hearn vs Warren battle to resume

The only problem is, His Excellency fears he might have gone too far with the peace treaty, hence that much-hyped card set to take place later this year between the Hearn and Warren stables.

They will each throw five fighters in to battle on a show which was signed earlier this week – the exact date and fighters will be revealed during fight week for Joshua vs Ngannou in early March.

Turki Alalshikh told the world’s media that after bringing the two promoters together, the short-lived peace needs to end. Likely for one night only.

He joked: “I don’t like the peace between them – this is war. I bring them together for two weeks.”

Hearn meanwhile added: “I think it’s a shame, because His Excellency brought us together after 15 years of arguing, and now he wants us to fall out again. Because I’m not losing, I’m not losing.”