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Hearn is Eager To Sign Fighters, But Won't Make PBC Mistake

By Steve Kim

With the formation of Matchroom Boxing USA and a new streaming platform with that comes with a hefty budget and 16 dates in America a year, UK promoter Eddie Hearn has made it very clear that he is looking to add to his roster of boxers.

"I've been talking to two dozen fighters over the last month," Hearn said last week in New York City when this partnership with DAZN and the Perform Group was formally unveiled.

There are many who are already comparing Hearn's new venture to Premier Boxing Champions, which was launched in 2015 by powerful boxing manager Al Haymon.

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Their Matchroom USA business is completeley different when compared to PBC, which spent a war chest of money to purchase time-buys on numerous networks like NBC, FOX, ESPN, Spike TV and others.

One situation that Hearn absolutely plans to avoid - is signing more fighters than he can handle.

When PBC was launched, they signed an army of fighters - and at one point they had well over 100 fighters under contract.

"We've got to be careful, we've got to make sure we don't get too many and fall in the same trap others have and box you once a year. It's not good enough," Hearn said.

Hearn made it clear that under this new arrangement, world champions will have the opportunity to showcase their skills often.

"Our selling point is, 'We will box you three or four times a year as a championship fighter, whenever you want.' If you're a young fighter, if you're out of the Olympics, if you're out of the national team, you can box eight times a year across our platforms. You can even box in the UK, as well," said the promoter, who held court with the media.

"And this is also great news for our UK fighters because they are going to box in America and we're going to build these guys," said Hearn, who when asked what Stateside boxers he was interested in - he listed the likes of Deontay Wilder, Mikey Garcia, Jermall and Jermell Charlo, Errol Spence and Adrien Broner.

"They don't have a promoter," he noted.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Randall Cunning on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=MC Hammer;18781884]5 or 6 Marquee names is plundering. Those 5 or 6 may be the revenue source for the rest of the up and comers like Canelo is paying for every GB fighter[/QUOTE] He'll have to get a few marquee…

Comment by MC Hammer on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;18779107]Hes emphasised he wants DAZN to be the go to place for the Olympians and best prospects. I don't think theres going to be any full scale plundering going on, maybe 5 or 6 marquee names[/QUOTE] 5 or 6…

Comment by MC Hammer on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=lefthooklead;18780553]DAZN isn't just boxing, that's just what it starts with. It will try to get all sports on one platform. And yes it will be international.[/QUOTE] Cool, so it may have a chance of working. I wonder how they are…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;18779667]Let's run down those high risk fights for Jacobs besides Canelo which was his mando and kid chocolate who's career was ruin when PBC didn't want to work with Jay Z. Jacob's fought Mora Twice for no reason![/QUOTE]Was GGG a…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 05-18-2018

fighters should be way more active than just the once a year

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