British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn could RETIRE in less than five years claims his dad Barry
Eddie Hearn could retire in less than five years due to the ‘cauldron of pressure’ of being one of boxing’s top promoters, claims his father Barry… who says ‘no one works harder’ than the chairman of Matchroom Sports
- Eddie Hearn could retire in less than five years, according to his father Barry
- British boxing promoter would be in a ‘cauldron of pressure’
- Hearn has worked with Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk
According to his father Barry, British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn could leave the industry in the next five years.
Hearn, who has worked with the likes of Anthony Joshua and Canelo Alvarez, has become one of the most notable faces in the boxing world following his role as chairman of Matchroom Boxing.
But it has now been revealed that the 42-year-old could retire from boxing within five years.
Eddie Hearn could quit boxing in five years, his father says
“He’s a real Hearn. He doesn’t leave a tenner on the table. He doesn’t go home until the job is done. Our work ethic – it is well known in the industry that no one works harder than us. We’re not geniuses per se, we just put in a lot more hours. And Eddie has paid his dues and has come out as a global promoter.
“I don’t think there’s ever been a boxing promoter like Eddie, because he’s literally everywhere. One minute he’s in Mexico for Matchroom Mexico, then he’s in Italy and Spain, and now we’re talking shows in Japan and we’re going to Australia. He is the UFC man, if you will, of the world today.
‘Eddie loves it, but I don’t think he can last as long as I or you did’ [Newbon] in boxing. I think it’ll be another five, six, seven years and he might get burned out because it’s a cauldron of pressure on him all the time.’
Barry Hearn (left) says ‘no one works harder than’ him and his son in the industry
Hearn’s success in boxing has earned him lucrative broadcasts with Sky Sports and current partner DAZN.
The Briton announced that he had signed a 5-year deal that included bringing his entire stable of Matchroom fighters to the streaming service.
In May 2018, Hearn unveiled the first $1 billion (£750 million) boxing deal when Matchroom and streaming service DAZN signed an agreement to stream shows in the United States.
Hearn pictured with Anthony Joshua holding his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight title belts