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The People’s Promoter reveals the incredible life story of Barry Hearn, the most successful English sporting events promoter and founder of Matchroom Sport.
Find out how the charismatic sports entrepreneur became a self-made multi-million starting from humble beginnings. Through Matchroom, he is involved in a wide range of sports from fishing, Table Tennis, boxing, golf, pool and more. This feat is remarkable especially for the reasons that he has been successful in each sports endeavour. Hearn has also managed a wide range of leading sporting stars in the United kingdom. In boxing he managed, Nigel Benn, Lennox Lewis, Chris Eubank, Naseem Hamed and more,
Hearn biography is unique from the lives of other successful sports promoters; one being that he started his career as an accountant.
Although Barry Hearn achieved many victories in life, he also had many obstacles to overcome such as going through early bankruptcy in the early 1990s and suffering a heart attack in 2002.
Originally aired on BBC 2 in June 2012.
Duration – 50 minutes
Narration – Sir David Jason