Barry Hearn: The People’s Promoter

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British entrepreneur Barry Hearn is one of the most successful events promoters in the world – certainly the most successful in the United Kingdom – and the founder of Matchroom sports, he has been involved in many sports but perhaps most notable is his influence in snooker, darts, and boxing, as well as his former ownership of the football club Leyton Orient.

This 2012 documentary is narrated by Sir David Jason and looks back at the life of Barry Hearn and how he built his empire from nothing, revolutionising numerous sports in the process. Hearn remains a leading figure in Darts and Snooker, heading up those divisions of the Matchroom business, whilst the Boxing arm of his business has been revived by his son Eddie Hearn who is currently the promoter of possibly the most exciting heavyweight contender in the world, Anthony Joshua.

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