In business as in life you get winners & you get losers. Barry Maurice William Hearn I make one of life’s winners. Jon Pegg, Sam Eggington’s trainer, tells me that Barry once said to Sam, “I’m interested in you & your career because watching you fight gives me an adrenaline rush & I’m a (then) 66 year old who doesn’t get that many of them anymore.”
The mentoring afforded Eggington by the senior Hearn is invaluable – Barry has decades of experience at the very top of professional sports marketing & promotions. At just 22 years of age Sam has the promotional backing that fighters the world over can only dream of – he will go as far as the product of his ability & application can take him.
The Sam Eggington story in many ways mirrors the Barry Hearn story – hyper success largely predicated on an iron will & a positive disregard for what is ‘probable’ in favour of what is possible. The combination of the two inspirational narratives has the potential to go all the way to the summit of world boxing.