Eddie Hearn Replaces His Father as the Matchroom Chairman

Published 04/20/2021, 3:43 PM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Eddie Hearn, Boixng promoter looks on prior to the Final Eliminator For WBA World Lightweight Title fight between Anthony Crolla and Daud Yordan of Indonesia at Manchester Arena on November 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


British promoter Eddie Hearn has spearheaded Matchroom Promotions to make it one of the greatest boxing entities all over the world. However, he might have some added responsibilities now, since he has inherited the role of Chairman.

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His father, Barry Hearn, retired from the role of Chairman, leaving Eddie Hearn with the reins. The younger Hearn took to social media and announced the news, sending several fans into a frenzy. He posted a childhood picture alongside his father and shared his raw emotions with the fans.

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Hearn wrote, “Today is a major day for our family as my dad steps aside as Chairman of Matchroom Sport and I take up the role.

“Anyone that knows me is well aware of what Matchroom means to me and our family. I look forward to continuing the global growth of this astonishing family business.”

While Eddie Hearn has also remarked about wanting to monopolize the business of boxing, his role as a Matchroom Chairman can help him attain that.

Matchroom as a promotion is one of the greatest organizations in the world. And Hearn seems like the perfect successor to his father’s seat.

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Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Promotions

Matchroom Sport was actually set up by Eddie Hearn’s father, Barry Maurice Williams Hearn. The British promoter was involved in several other sports, including snooker, boxing, dart, tenpin, fishing, bowling, and table tennis.

Aged 72, Barry Hearn was highly active as the Chairman of Matchroom Boxing right up until he decided to step down. Meanwhile, his son Eddie Hearn had taken over the company as the Director long back.

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Matchroom Promotions already has a stellar roster full of elites, and 2021 seems to be an essential year for them. They have several blockbuster fights lined up, including the heavyweight showdown between Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua.

Keeping the responsibilities that come with the title of Chairman in mind, 2021 will be a stellar year for the Englishman himself.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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