Exclusive: Eggington Trains Under Mentor Barry Hearn at Matchroom HQ

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.”

Sam Eggington prepares for his Battle of Brum clash with Frankie Gavin under the watchful & supportive eye of mentor Barry Hearn.
Sam Eggington prepares for his next fight under the watchful & supportive eye of mentor Barry Hearn.

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.

Barry Hearn opened up his Mascalls Estate to Sam Eggington as he trains for his fight with Frankie Gavin.
Barry Hearn opened up his Brentwood Estate to Sam Eggington as he trains for his next bout.

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.

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Another tough day at the office for Matchroom’s hottest welterweight Sam Eggington.
Barry Hearn looks on as Sam Eggington is put through his paces.
Barry Hearn looks on as Sam Eggington is put through his paces.
Barry Hearn oversees Sam's preparation for his next bout.
Barry Hearn oversees Sam’s preparation for his next bout.
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You get blue chip & you get blue dip – Sam Eggington is both to Matchroom.
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Published by MattHamilton

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