Eddie Hearn

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Eddie Hearn
Eddie Hearn 2015.png
Hearn in 2015
Born
Edward Hearn

(1979-06-08) 8 June 1979 (age 39)
Essex, England
NationalityBritish
EducationBrentwood School
Known forBoxing promoter
TitleGroup managing director, Matchroom Sport
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, 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 fulfilling the company's exclusive televised boxing deal until 2021 with Sky Sports, to broadcast up to 20 live shows a year.[2] Hearn promotes Matchroom Sports fighters Anthony Joshua,[3] Amir Khan, Kell Brook, Oleksandr Usyk, Ryan Burnett, Khalid Yafai, Artur Beterbiev, Tevin Farmer and Rocky Fielding.

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 MatchroomBoxing 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.

Since the introduction of Hearn as Matchroom Sport boxing promoter, there has been notable competition with long-time boxing promoter Frank Warren.[4]

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.
  4. ^ "Frank Warren: 'I'm not worried about Fast Eddie. Do me a favour'". 10 March 2013.