Matchroom supremo Barry Hearn’s first boxing promotion was when Frank Bruno and Joe Bugner got it on at White Hart Lane, Tottenham’s football ground in 1987. The boxing side of Matchroom has come on some since then, the lofty days of the Chris Eubank era, boosted their status and today they stand at the summit of British boxing promoters.
These days Barry takes more of a back seat on the pugilist side and his son Eddie has taken over the boxing reigns of the business, but the wise old man of the family still overlooks and guides the Matchroom ship and obviously is still a massive fight fan and proud of what his son has done to take the company to the next level.
It is always good to hear Hearn senior talk, he certainly knows his stuff and here with Kugan Cassius of iFilmLondon he gives his views on Carl Froch’s possible rematch with Andre Ward, after his great win over Mikkel Kessler recently. Hearn also speaks about losing unbeaten Belfast super-bantamweight contender Carl Frampton, due to disagreements with his manager Barry McGuigan. Plus Hearn gives his opinion on the potential British heavyweight super-fight between David Haye and Tyson Fury which is being touted for September this year.