Essex-based Matchroom Sport stages, promotes and televises events across 12 sports, producing more than 2,500 hours of original footage annually. Set up in 1982 by chairman Barry Hearn, 71, it started out in snooker but has diversified into golf, fishing, gymnastics and more. Recent growth has been fuelled by the success of Matchroom Boxing, which promotes world champion boxers Anthony Joshua and Katie Taylor, with profits hitting £29.5m in 2019. Barry’s son, Eddie, 40, is group managing director, and has said Covid-19 will have a “massive impact” on the industry.
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