HBO Sports Head on Relationship With Hearn, Matchroom Sports

By Steve Kim

With much fanfare it was announced on Saturday night during's HBO's broadcast from the Forum in Inglewood, California that Daniel Jacobs had signed a promotional agreement with Matchroom Sports and had entered into a multi-fight agreement with the network that will kick off in November.

So just what is the full scope of the networks relationship with the promotional firm that is based in the U.K. and headed up by Eddie Hearn?

Peter Nelson, the Executive V.P. of HBO Sports explained to - "Eddie is a consummate professional to work with. He's done a magnificent job promoting fighters over in the U.K. He's looking forward to expanding in the United States. We're privileged to be his partner here with Daniel Jacobs and as far as what the future holds, we'll see how that goes in the months to come."


It's been revealed that the November 4th bout in Monaco between Dmitry Bivol and Trent Broadhurst for the vacant WBA light heavyweight title - which takes place on a card promoted by Matchroom Sports - will be shown on HBO. And the bantamweight unification clash between WBA belt-holder Zhanat Zhakiyanov and IBF titlist, Ryan Burnett will reportedly be on the network on October 21st.

It's clear that HBO is trying to fill the void left by Top Rank, which took their content over to ESPN earlier this year.

When asked about the future of his network, Nelson stated - "I think we're really excited about the slate we have. We just had a wonderful 'fight of the year' with 'Canelo' Alvarez and 'Triple G' (Gennady Golovkin) which actually lived up to fans expectations, which was almost impossible to conceive of. In addition to the 'SuperFly' show which was tremendous.

"We have shows coming up in October, November that we're excited about and we'll be announcing something in December, as well. So we feel pretty loaded up right now and we're ready go go in 2018."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rudy on 09-28-2017

[QUOTE=ashadam;18094973]What the hell you on about and yes you are Jealous why I dont know your not a f---ing promoter. Hearn is the man at the moment his stable of Fighters are always fighting not like most of the over…

Comment by ashadam on 09-28-2017

[QUOTE=rudy;18089763]Once again some shady underhand deals with a White Man from England, funny how America does not even help out promoters from America, yet want to get into bed with Eddie Hearns, years ago he was gambling in Las Vegas…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-27-2017

This thread delved a little too quickly to the Illuminati and twinks if you ask me.

Comment by theface07 on 09-27-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;18090303]Do you have any links or sources about this alleged rumor? I'd be curious to find out where this is coming from.[/QUOTE] Not likely. I'm sure Boxnation fan just added that part for sensationalism. Either that or he's jealous Eddie…

Comment by bronx7 on 09-26-2017

Next is bringing Joshua over handwriting on the wall to see if he can be a crossover star already one in the U.K.

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