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If Only They Knew: Eddie Hearn - Matchroom Sport

Who is Eddie Hearn?

Eddie Hearn, born Edward John Hearn in 1979, is the chairman of Matchroom Sport, known mostly for his role as the face of Matchroom Boxing and the promoter of heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua.

Despite Matchroom being founded by Eddie's father (Barry Hearn) in 1982, Eddie only recently took over as the Managing Director of the company after many years of being the "face" of the brand.

Known as the best in the game, Eddie has not only seen success in the sporting world but also in the world of social media as he has been turned into a meme several times. Eddie's moments have become memes so many times that a social media account called "No Context Hearn" was created which is dedicated to sharing out of context clips from Hearn's video interviews with journalists.

One of the journalists that have been heavily connected with Eddie is Kugan Cassius of IFL TV as unlike some of the more traditional media interviews, IFL allows Eddie to be informal and often comical.

The promoter and Matchroom have worked with so many big stars throughout the sporting world, from snooker to darts, but their biggest stars come from the boxing world. Some of the biggest names Eddie has worked with include Anthony Joshua, Canelo Alvarez and Katie Taylor to name just a few.

As a confident and successful entrepreneur, Eddie shared the following advice to any young people that are looking to boost their confidence and happiness.

"Confidence comes from putting yourself in situations time and time again. You can't just have the bravado to say "I'm going to be confident". It comes from being good at what you do and believing in what you do. If you have a passion for what you do and you love, then the confidence will come through a lot quicker. Make sure that when you get out of bed in the morning, you have something that you want to go at 100%, you'll then start to have more confidence in what you do, you'll become better at what you do and ultimately, you won't have to bluff it anymore."

Thanks to Eddie's success in the business world and pop culture, he has been through many challenges and has seen life through many perspectives, making him the relentless operator that he is today. You can find out more about his story and advice in his book, Relentless: 12 Rounds to Success.


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