EDDIE HEARN says Wayne Rooney drunkenly texts him and asks him for fights.
The Matchroom promoter is currently preparing for his star man Anthony Joshua’s return to the ring against Jermaine Franklin at The O2 on Saturday.
Ahead of AJ’s comeback, Hearn appeared on this week’s episode of That Peter Crouch Podcast.
Lots of talk centred around the heavyweight star and his upcoming battle with the shredded American Franklin.
However, the conversation then switched to the growing market for YouTube and celebrity boxing.
Crouch asked Hearn: “Could any footballers go into it?”
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Hearn said: “Rooney can fight, I’ve spoke to Wayne.
“When Wayne has a drink, he’ll message me and he’ll start going, ‘I’ll fight him and I’ll fight him,’ and I get excited.
“Sometimes I get a message from Wayne saying, ‘Make me vs so and so, make that fight.’
“I’ll look at it in the morning and go, ‘This is massive.’
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“So I’ll message him back, ‘Few glasses of red or [are you serious?]’
“Then he won’t reply and I’ll go, ‘Damn.’ But Wayne can fight.”
The Manchester United legend, currently managing DC United in the USA’s MLS, is a well-known boxing fan and sat ringside for Tyson Fury’s win over Derek Chisora in December.
Rooney was also infamously knocked out by fellow footballer Phil Bardsley after Sun Sport exclusively revealed a kitchen sparring video.
The icon then hilariously recreated the knockout punch while celebrating a goal for the Red Devils just days later.
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