Matchroom Sport was founded by his father, Barry Hearn. As Group Managing Director, Eddie Hearn focuses on fulfilling the company’s exclusive televised boxing deal until 2021 with Sky Sports, to broadcast up to 20 live shows a year. Eddie Hearn promotes Matchroom Sports world boxing champions, including Anthony Joshua, Ryan Burnett, James DeGale, and Khalid Yafai.
Hearn announced that he has signed his first American fighter to his newly created Matchroom Boxing USA: former middleweight titlist Daniel Jacobs. As part of the deal, Jacobs has signed a multi-fight contract with HBO in a major move.
Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs), 30, of Brooklyn, New York, will fight under Hearn’s banner for the first fight of the new deal when he headlines HBO’s “World Championship Boxing” in November11th 2017 With Louis Arias at Nassau Coliseum New York.
After overcoming a rare form of bone cancer that nearly killed him, Jacobs won a secondary middleweight world title in 2014. Jacobs defended the 160-pound belt four times, including a huge first-round knockout victory against former titlist Peter Quillin in December 2015, before the mandatory bout with Golovkin was put together.
Inspiring and electric in the ring, Daniel Jacobs is a true ambassador for boxing,” HBO Sports executive vice president Peter Nelson said.
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