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Barry Hearn: Fury-Whyte is Not a 50-50 Fight, 65-35 With Fury as Favorite

Barry Hearn, the founder of Matchroom Sport, expects Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury to eventually come off. The two British heavyweights were in serious talks earlier last year. Their negotiations fell apart after Deontay Wilder was victorious at an arbitration to force a third meeting with Fury. They are now...
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The Independent

Sports promoter Barry Hearn grateful for ‘pat on the back’ as he is made OBE

Barry Hearn hailed the sporting stars he has worked with during his career promoting everything from darts to snooker as he was made an OBE. The 73-year-old is the chairman of Matchroom Sport, a company which owns, produces and promotes 12 sports, but it was as the manager of fledgling snooker professional Steve Davis that his sporting journey took off.
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Barry Hearn: ‘I've bought farmland to dodge inheritance tax’

Barry Hearn, 73, is a sporting events promoter and the founder and president of promotions company Matchroom Sport. In 40 years it has owned, produced and promoted some 5,000 sporting events as one of the world’s largest suppliers of sports programming worldwide. He lives near Chelmsford in Essex with his wife of 51 years, Susan.
The Guardian

Barry Hearn: ‘How do I make you famous even though you’re not very good?’

Barry Hearn is meant to have retired but here we are in his swanky old office talking about his certainty that his son, Eddie, would beat Jake Paul in a pay-per-view extravaganza that would generate millions of pounds. We are in the midst of a long and reflective interview about sport and life, work and fame, mortality and marriage, which includes Hearn’s memories of starting out in promotion 40 years ago in a grimy little office beneath a snooker hall in Romford as well as his new ambition to play cricket for England’s over-70 team.

Subjectivist victory ‘one of greatest days of my life’, says Barry Hearn

Sports promoter Barry Hearn described Subjectivist’s win in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot as “one of the greatest days of my life”. Hearn, credited with revolutionising darts and snooker and heavily involved in the boxing industry as founder of Matchroom Sport, was present on course with his wife, Susan – the brainchild behind Mascalls Stud which bred the Mark Johnston-trained winner.

Mark Allen follows first-round Crucible win with Barry Hearn tribute

Mark Allen may have proved one of Barry Hearn’s most vociferous critics but he paid a rich tribute to the outgoing World Snooker Tour chairman after easing into the second round of the World Championship. Allen called Hearn “a revelation to the game” after the 72-year-old announced on Tuesday that...