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.

 

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