SAN DIEGO, CA – December 11, 2013 – Leading US boxing promoters and TV outlet AWE congratulate promoter Barry Hearn of Matchroom Sports for his recent induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Kathy Duva, CEO of boxing’s legendary Main Events, states, “Barry Hearn is one of my favorite people in boxing and he deserves this honor. Congratulations to him. It is a tremendous and well deserved honor and I hope he has a great time at his induction.”
Arthur Pelullo of Banner Promotions commented, “I am very happy for Barry. It’s well deserved – him being elected into the Boxing Hall of Fame. We have been friends for over 20 years. Matchroom Sports under his direction has been a major player in the boxing industry for the last quarter century.”
AWE has televised numerous live boxing events in the US with Matchroom Sports, including multiple Prizefighter events, Elimination bouts and two recent world title bouts featuring Carl Froch v George Groves (right photo) and Ricky Burns v Raymundo Beltran.
“We’re excited to congratulate our friend on this well-deserved honor,” stated AWE president Charles Herring. “Barry is truly a Hall of Fame promoter and person. He brings all the excitement of boxing to fans around the world and has elevated the sport tremendously.”
For 2012, AWE earned 2 of the 6 Boxing Writers Association of America nominations for “Fight of the Year” candidates, beating out all other networks except HBO which earned three. AWE also showcased live all 2012 David Price fights. ESPN’s Dan Rafael picked Price as its Prospect of the Year for 2012 and in 2013 AWE has featured the stunning upset of Thompson over Price. Bouts with Adonis Stevenson and Tony Bellew, who will be fighting each other for the Light Heavyweight championship; 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner James DeGale and possibly the most controversial bout which saw Ricky Burns keep his Lightweight title against Ray Beltran. Plus Dierry Jean was featured on AWE as he will be fighting for the Jr. Welterweight title.
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