Following several years in the sponsorship and event management industry, Eddie Hearn joined Matchroom Sport in 2000 with responsibility for the newly-formed Matchroom Golf management business.
In 2005, he assumed the role of Chief Executive of the PGA EuroPro Tour and subsequently headed up Matchroom Sport’s rapidly expanding poker and online gaming operations. With the swift growth of the company in recent years, Eddie has assumed the role of Group Managing Director.
Eddie’s most notable public face is as the head of Matchroom’s Boxing division, promoting a stable he has grown and which is littered with World Champions and Olympic gold medallists.
Under Eddie’s leadership Matchroom Boxing has returned to the forefront of the sport around the world. In 2014 Matchroom Boxing promoted the record-breaking Froch vs. Groves II bill at Wembley Stadium. Watched by 80,000 at the sold-out venue and broadcast around the world, the fight went down as one of the biggest in boxing history.
Under Eddie’s leadership, Matchroom Boxing has returned to the forefront of the sport around the world. In 2018 he agreed a historic $1billion deal with live streaming platform DAZN to stage 16 fights a year across America under Matchroom Boxing USA.
In April 2021, following the announcement that father Barry would step aside to become President of the Matchroom Sport Group, Eddie was appointed Chairman seeing over Matchroom Boxing, Matchroom Boxing USA, Professional Darts Corporation, PGA EuroPro Tour, and Matchroom Media.
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