Found March 16, 2012 on The Queensbury Rules:
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(from left: Kell Brook, Eddie Hearn and Matthew Hatton)If a promoter’s aim is to squeeze the mostest out of the leastest then Eddie Hearn, the prodigal son of Matchroom Sports’ bedrock, Barry, appears to have the chops to fill his old man’s shoes. Hearn lays on a weekend welterweight attraction from the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, which sees the city’s world title hope, Kell Brook, sink his teeth into cross-Pennine rival Mathew “Magic Man” Hatton. And although a one-sided drubbing looks a foregone conclusion, it hasn’t stopped Hearn from shifting close to 10, 000 tickets. Now that’s magic. Hearn, cosy with good fortune it would seem, caught a break earlier in the week after news filtered through that a rival show (and a better match-up) had been hooked offstage. After Hammersmith’s George Groves pulled up lame on Monday ahead of his rerun with the malevolent Celt Kenny Anderson (rumours that Groves had sustained whiplash and a broken a nail in scrambling to sign to fight Robert St...
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