Hearn set to organise professional boxing bouts in his own back garden

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Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is planning to organise fights in his own back garden when professional boxing returns in July from the COVID-19 lockdown. Hearn’s mansion home and headquarters in Brentwood, Essex, has extensive grounds and he told Saturday’s Daily Mail he envisaged fight nights on four consecutive weekends behind closed doors. “It is a huge mission. We are going to turn our headquarters here into an outdoor venue for live boxing, with a full canopy in the middle of the garden and the ring overlooking London,” said the Matchroom boss. Anthony Joshua“Just imagine it. It…

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WSJ hires The Drum’s Deighton

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Katie DeightonThe Drum senior reporter Katie Deighton has been hired by The Wall Street Journal.She will start on Monday and work with Nat Ives and Ann-Marie Alcantara on the Experience Report, which explores how companies interact with consumers.Deighton has been based in New York City. Formerly based out of London, she reports on brand and business strategy out of the U.S., and produces, films, presents and edits the title’s editorial video output, including series such as Anatomy of an Ad, Creative Pursuits and Why I Left Advertising.She also reports on the intersection between politics and marketing.Deighton previously worked for Retail Week and…

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