Eddie Hearn

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Eddie Hearn
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Hearn at Usyk vs Bellew Press Conference
Born
Edward Hearn

(1979-06-08) 8 June 1979 (age 40)
EducationBrentwood School
Known forBoxing promoter
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
TitleGroup managing director.

Matchroom Sport

Matchroom Boxing
Parent(s)Barry Hearn
Susan Hearn
Websitewww.matchroomboxing.com

Edward "Eddie" Hearn (born 8 June 1979) is an English boxing promoter, in his position as group managing director of Matchroom Sport,(Matchroom Boxing) and is also a director of the Professional Darts Corporation.[1]

Boxing promoter[edit]

Matchroom Sport was founded by his father, Barry Hearn. As group managing director, Eddie Hearn focuses on Matchroom Boxing and fulfilling the company's exclusive televised boxing deal with UK Broadcaster Sky Sports, to broadcast up to 20 shows a year which has proven to be a huge success.[2]

In May 2018, Hearn revealed boxing’s first $1 billion boxing deal (£750 million) as Matchroom and streaming giant DAZN signed an agreement to stream shows across America. At the heart of the deal, Hearn and Matchroom Boxing will stage 16 shows in America, which will be streamed exclusively on DAZN in the States, while 16 of his UK shows will also be shown on the platform.

Hearn promotes and has promoted many world champions and high ranked fighters since joining Matchroom Sports such as Anthony Joshua,[3] Amir Khan, Kell Brook, Oleksandr Usyk, Ryan Burnett,Khalid Yafai, Artur Beterbiev, Dillian Whyte,Luke Campbell,Danny Jacobs,Tony Bellew, Demetrius Andrade,Tevin Farmer, Maurice Hooker, Devin Haney,Katie Taylor, Callum Smith, Rocky Fielding and others.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matchroom Sport Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 2011-05-10.
  2. ^ "Sky Sports and Matchroom extend their exclusive boxing deal to 2021". Sky Sports.
  3. ^ Hamilton, Matt. "List of Matchroom Boxers". Retrieved 14 September 2018.