The chairman of Matchroom Sport and Professional Darts Corporation is British sports promoter, Edward John Hearn. He was born on June 8, 1979, and is the son of Matchroom Sports founder Barry Hearn.
Carl Froch vs. George Groves II in 2014 and Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 were two notable events that Eddie Hearn organized and both drew huge crowds to Wembley Stadium.
In order to telecast games nationwide in the United States, Hearn announced a $1 billion partnership with streaming service DAZN in May 2018. Also, he promoted the 2019 professional boxing match between the YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI, which was roundly criticized by boxing enthusiasts.
In April 2021, Hearn’s father stepped down as chairman of the Matchroom Sports Group of Companies, and Hearn took over.
Later the same month, he worked to promote the Canelo Alvarez-Billy Joe Saunders fight in Texas, which broke the previous attendance record for an indoor boxing contest in the nation.
Moreover, Hearn and rival promoters got into a verbal spat over the disintegration of a potential Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight arrangement.
In June 2021, Hearn signed a five-year deal with streaming provider DAZN, ending its prior partnership with Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland. Hearn will now be the sole fighter from Matchroom to appear on DAZN.
Eddie Hearn Age
Eddie Hearn is 43 years (born on 8 June 1979)
Eddie Hearn Height
Eddie Hearn stands 1.96 m tall.
Eddie Hearn Full Name
Eddie Hearn’s full name is Edward John Hearn
Eddie Hearn Education
Despite his achievements in cricket and football, Hearn was unable to enter the sixth form at Brentwood School in Essex due to weak GCSE results.
He continued his schooling at Havering Sixth Form College, where he majored in media studies, physical education, and business studies. His father encouraged him to study by promising him £1,000 if he received a C or higher in his A-level courses, which he did.