Eddie Hearn FLOORS Matchroom right hand man in sparring with huge body shot as he shows off his own boxing skills | The Sun

EDDIE HEARN proved he can walk the walk and talk the talk by showing off his own boxing skills.

The Matchroom Boxing chairman, 43, got stuck in with a body spar against his right hand man, Frank Smith.

Smith has been touted as the man to replace Hearn when the promoter packs it in, but the son of Barry proved he is still the boss.

Hearn landed a perfect left hook to Smith's stomach which floored the Matchroom CEO.

But credit to Smith – who has been with Hearn since he was 14 – as he got to his feet and boxed on.

Perhaps Hearn always had the upper hand in the spar, after all he boxed three times for Billericay Amateur Boxing Club as a teen, winning them all.

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He was introduced as 'Eddie Hills' as his famous dad feared their surname would cause opponents to 'take liberties'.

But in a 2017 interview with Boxing Social, the future boxing matchmaker admitted he was not cut out to be a fighter after all.

Hearn said: “They introduced me as ‘Eddie Hills’ and I was devastated. I told my dad and I found out it was all his idea.

"He thought if they knew who I was, they would really put it on me and take liberties.

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“I had some skills, I fancied myself a bit, I thought I was Sugar Ray Leonard, but you can’t be a fighter if you grow up in a nice house and go to public school.

“The other lads were much tougher than me.

“I remember seeing one of my opponents in the changing room before we boxed and telling my dad: ‘Great, I’ve got the fat kid.’

“But he almost took my head off.”

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