Eddie Hearn is a British boxing promoter and is the president of the Matchroom Boxing promotion, and both have been decorated by the World Boxing Association (WBA) as the best in this work during 2021, here we present to you the details of this news and the reasons for this recognition.
Why Eddie Hearn & Matchroom Boxing?
As just mentioned, Eddie Hearn as promoter and Matchroom Boxing as promotion company were recognized as the best of the year 2021 by the WBA, and it could be said that this recognition is absolutely deserved, because working together with the transmission company of their events, DAZN, they provided last year boxing events of a very high sporting level and with excellent shows for the fans.
Here are the top 5 boxing events organized by Eddie Hearn-Matchroom Boxing and DAZN, which the Royal Boxing News team believes were the best boxing events organized by them.
Top 5: Josh Warrington vs mauricio lara
British Josh Warrington was the local and favorite in his fight against Mexican Mauricio Lara at Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, where both boxers delighted the fans in a fight show that gave no respite due to the high volume of punches from both sides.
The fight developed within the plan that the Mexican wanted, that is, a fight in the center of the ring with an inscessant distribution of punches where they measured who had the best boxing, the best punch and the best jaw.
After numerous attacks from both fighters, Mauricio Lara manages to knock out Josh Warrington in round 9, and leaves his name resonating loudly throughout the featherweight division. Here are the best moments of the fight (via DAZN).
Top 4: Joseph Parker vs Dereck Chisora 2
American Joseph Parker faced Britain’s Dereck Chisora in a rematch bout after Parker won the first bout by split decision. In this case, the American was more convincing and after knocking down Chisora 3 times, he wins again, this time by unanimous decision.
The fight took place at the Manchester Arena, Manchester, Lancashire, and both those present and the spectators who followed the transmission enjoyed a spectacle of a fight which showed us very good boxing, but mainly a huge heart from both boxers, especially the local, Dereck Chisora, who for many was on several occasions on the verge of knockout, but his warrior spirit kept him standing and surprising with attacks of great power.
Top 3: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk faced each other in a mandatory bout where Joshua was defending the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts. It was a mega-event where two Olympic champions would share the ring, Joshua being for many the best heavyweight of the present and one of the best pound for pound, and Usyk coming from a great adaptation to heavyweight after sweeping the cruiserweight division where he unified the 4 belts.
The fight was different than most expected, that is, a scenario where Joshua would constantly attack Usyk with a high volume of power punches and Usyk would try to keep his distance and land punches with precision. Instead, the Briton and the Ukrainian were dedicated to ‘boxing’ throughout the fight, in a sort of human chess where whoever was smarter and more accurate would come out victorious.
The emotions of the fight were always present, despite the fact that the crowd favorite (Joshua) lost in a surprising way. Here are the best moments of the fight (via DAZN).
Top 2: Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos
The fight between George Kambosos and Teofimo Lopez suffered many mishaps since it was announced, and had to be postponed more than 2 times for different reasons. However, the fight could take place last November, and what was thought to be a quick procedure in favor of Lopez, ended up being the surprise of the year and one of the best fights of the year.
Teofimo Lopez was defending the WBA, WBO and IBF lightweight belts after winning them against Vasyl Lomachenko. The American-Honduran came in undefeated and showing very good boxing tools, especially a great punch. In opposition, the name of George Kambosos sounded very little and despite looking like a good boxer, he was expected to fall fast against Lopez.
George Kambosos begins to surprise from the first round, where he knocks down Lopez with a strong right hand. The fight becomes very entertaining, back and forth, but showing the superiority of the Australian, who is now the unified champion of this division. Here are the best moments of the fight (via DAZN).
Top 1: Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez faced Billy Joe Saunders in a super middleweight championship unification bout. From the beginning it was a fight that was on the lips of all sports fans, as it brought the best pound-for-pound boxer of the moment: Canelo Alvarez, on his way to become undisputed champion of this division, having to overcome on this occasion the difficult Billy Joe Saunders, a British boxer with very good resources.
Canelo is a boxer with a huge media following worldwide, and for this occasion he met with Saunders at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA, where more than 73 thousand spectators attended.
Canelo dominated the fight where Saunders gave his best, and managed to win a few rounds before round 8, where a very strong blow of the Mexican ends up breaking a few bones of the orbital. Saul Alvarez wins by KO and breaks the attendance record for a boxing event starring a Latin American. Watch here the highlights of the fight (via DAZN).
George Kambosos and Eddy Reynoso were also honored by the World Boxing Association.