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Throughout August, Matchroom Sport ran a Covid-secure “fight camp” at its Essex headquarters, where boxers including Dillian Whyte and Katie Taylor took part in crowd-free, pay-per-view fights. Everyone was tested before entering the bubble and facemasks were mandatory. The company stages, promotes and televises events across 11 sports and, pre-pandemic, produced more than 2,500 hours of footage annually. Set up in 1982 by chairman Barry Hearn, 71, it started life with a focus on snooker before diversifying into golf, basketball, darts and other sports. Sales hit £192.9m last year.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank93
CompanyMatchroom Sport
ActivitySporting events promoter
LocationEssex
Annual sales rise over 3 years39.87%
Latest sales £000s192,882
Staff87
Founded1982
Websitewww.matchroomsport.com

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