List of Matchroom Boxers

The following boxers are currently promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing:

The PPV Headline Grade Superstars

Classification: Fighters capable of headling a PPV moving forward (regardless of whether they have or have not been in such a position in the past or recent past).

  • Kell Brook – primary market International; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 17 March 2012.

    Kell Brook
    Kell Brook’s future is as much a medical issue now as a sporting one.
  • Anthony Joshua – primary market International; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 5 October 2013.

    Anthony Joshua
    Anthony Joshua remains the jewel in the Matchroom crown – contributing as much as 35% of boxing related revenue (directly and indirectly). No fighter is bigger than Matchroom but if one could be it would be him.
  • Tony Bellew – primary market Liverpool/North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn:  Friday 27 April 2012.

    Tony Bellew
    Tony Bellew is enjoying a well deserved late career surge in success, exposure & earnings.

The Non-PPV/Fight Night Headline A Grade Superstars

Classification: Fighters, who whilst major draws, are not currently capable of headling a PPV moving forward (regardless of whether they have or have not been in such a position in the past or recent past). In the case of Scott Quigg this judgement is conditional & excludes the possibility of one or two opponents.

  • Anthony Crolla – primary market Manchester; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 06 October 2012.

    Anthony Crolla
    Anthony Crolla is one of British boxing’s most loved figures.
  • Scott Quigg – primary market North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 29 June 2013.
  • Jamie McDonnell – primary market Yorkshire; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 20 October 2012.
  • Martin Murray – primary market North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 14 December 2013 although Murray then went on to complete a four fight deal with Rodney Berman before returning (this time under contract) to Matchroom fighting again on Friday 26 June 2015.
  • Dereck Chisora – primary market International – potential B-side PPV draw moving forward – signing announced on 20 September 2017.

The Non-PPV/Fight Night Headline B Grade Stars

  • Paul Butler – primary market Liverpool/North West; signing announced on 24 July 2017.
  • Nathan Cleverly – primary market Wales; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 17 May 2014.

The Emerging Superstars

Classification: Fighters who are being groomed to attain the ‘capable of headling a PPV card’ status in the next 1-4 years.

  • Luke Campbell – primary market Yorkshire with International Potential; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 13 July 2013.
  • Sam Eggington – primary market Midlands with International Potential; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 05 April 2014.
  • Kal Yafai – primary market Midlands; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 07 July 2012.
  • Callum Smith – primary market Liverpool/North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 17 November 2012.
  • Ryan Burnett – primary market Northern Ireland; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 21 November 2015.

The Inbetweeners

Classification: Fighters who probably need to kick on with a major win in their next 2-3 fights in order to preserve their spot in the Matchroom stable.

  • Hosea Burton – primary market North West.
  • Jake Ball – primary market London.
  • Martin Joseph Ward – primary market London.
  • Charlie Edwards – primary market London; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 31 January 2015.
  • Callum Johnson – primary market North West/Yorkshire; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Friday 27 June 2014.
  • Scotty Cardle – primary market North West.
  • Ohara Davies – primary market London; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 11 October 2014.

The Young Blood

Classification: Elite talent being groomed for career peak in 2-5 years.

  • Ted Cheeseman – primary market London.
  • Sean McGoldrick – primary market Wales.
  • Marcus Morrison – primary market North West.
  • Joe Cordina – primary market Wales.
  • Josh Kelly – primary market North East.
  • Katie Taylor – primary market International.
  • Gamal Yafai – primary market Midlands.
  • Felix Cash – primary market London.
  • Lawrence Okolie – primary market London.
  • Reece Bellotti – primary market London.

The Catalogue Guys

Classification: Fighters who are useful additions to cards; generally (but not always) with better days behind them than in-front of them.

  • Frankie Gavin – primary market Midlands.
  • Paul Smith – primary market Liverpool/North West.
  • Ricky Burns – primary market Scotland.
  • Stephen Smith – primary market Liverpool/North West.
  • Tommy Coyle – primary market Yorkshire.
  • Rocky Fielding – primary market North West.
  • Brian Rose – primary market North West; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 20 April 2013.
  • Gavin McDonnell – primary market Yorkshire.
  • John Ryder – primary market London.

The Foils

Classification: Guys who are strategic additions to the stable – often to safeguard the Tier 1 priorities from low-reward challengers or to crowd out rankings at world level for the same purpose.

  • Frank Buglioni – primary market London.
  • Luis Ortiz – primary market International.
  • Dillian Whyte – primary market London; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 01 August 2015.

The Wild Cards

Classification: Less proven talent with potential substantial upside.

  • Conor Benn – primary market London; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 09 April 2016.
  • Scott Fitzgerald – primary market North West.
  • Isaac Chamberlain – primary market London.
  • Craig Richards – primary market London.