Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn could RETIRE in less than five years

Eddie Hearn could RETIRE in less than five years due to ‘cauldron of pressure’ of being one of boxing’s top promoters, claims his dad Barry… who says that ‘no-one works harder’ than the Matchroom Sport chairman

  • Eddie Hearn could retire in less than five years according his father Barry 
  • The British boxing promoter is said to be in a ‘cauldron of pressure’ 
  • Hearn has worked with Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk

British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn could be set to quit the industry in the next five years, according to his father Barry.

Hearn, who has worked with the likes Anthony Joshua and Canelo Alvarez, has become one of the most notable faces in the boxing world following his role as chairman at Matchroom Boxing.

But now it’s been revealed that the 42-year-old could be set to walk away from boxing within the next five years.  

Eddie Hearn could be set to walk away from boxing within the next five years says his dad

During an appearance on the Gary Newbon Sports Show, Barry Hearn said: ‘He’s a proper Hearn. He doesn’t leave a tenner on the table. He doesn’t go home until the job is done. Our work ethic – it’s known in the industry that no-one works harder than we do. We’re not necessarily geniuses, we just put in a hell of a lot more hours. And Eddie has paid his dues and come out as a global promoter. 

‘I don’t think there has ever been a boxing promoter like Eddie, because he is literally everywhere. One minute he’s in Mexico for Matchroom Mexico, then he’s in Italy and Spain, and now we’re talking about shows in Japan and we’re off to Australia. He is the UFC man, if you like, of today’s world.

 ‘Eddie loves it, but I don’t think he’ll last as long as I did or you did [Newbon] in boxing. I think five, six, seven more years and maybe he’ll burn out because it’s a cauldron of pressure on him all the time.’

Barry Hearn (left) says that ‘no-one works harder than’ himself and his son do in the industry

Hearn’s success in boxing has seen him land lucrative broadcast deals with Sky Sports and current partner DAZN.

The Brit announced that he had signed a 5-year deal that meant he would be taking his entire stable of Matchroom fighters to streaming service.

In May 2018, Hearn revealed boxing’s first $1 billion boxing deal (£750 million) as Matchroom and streaming service DAZN signed an agreement to stream shows across the United States.

Hearn pictured with Anthony Joshua as he holds his IBF, WBA, WBO Heavyweight Title belts




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