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Eddie Hearn reveals fears he 'might die' after his workload 'trebled' in 2021 led to changes to his fitness regime, as the Matchroom Boxing promoter is unveiled as Men's Health UK's latest cover star

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Eddie Hearn has admitted the success of Matchroom Boxing had led him having concerns for his own health, as the promoter attempted to manage a demanding work schedule.

Hearn, who stars on the cover of Men’s Health UK and in new Men’s Health app, told the magazine his packed schedule in 2021 underlined the importance of health and fitness.

He promoted or co-promoted 44 events during 2021, with shows held across 10 different countries amid the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 44-year-old told Men’s Health UK his lifestyle at the time had the ‘classic signs of a short lifespan’, leading to him making changes. 

‘The workload trebled, and I just thought to myself, one, you can’t do this for very long if you continue living the same lifestyle, and two, you might die,’ Hearn said.

Eddie Hearn is the cover star of the latest Men's Health UK issue and in new Men's Health app

Eddie Hearn is the cover star of the latest Men’s Health UK issue and in new Men’s Health app

Hearn revealed he turned to fitness after being concerned about the impact of his workload

Hearn revealed he turned to fitness after being concerned about the impact of his workload

The promoter embraced a fitness regime after seeing his workload treble in a successful 2021

The promoter embraced a fitness regime after seeing his workload treble in a successful 2021

‘As extreme as that sounds, I’ve got a history of heart problems in the family. 

‘I’ve got a job that’s full of stress. I’m not really sleeping. My diet’s s***. I’m not training that much. I’m overweight. 

‘It’s all the classic signs of a short lifespan.’

Hearn’s workload included overseeing Canelo Alvarez fight with Billy Joe Saunders at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

The event had an official attendance of 73,126, making the fight the most attended boxing event ever held in the United States.

Hearn and Matchroom also held Anthony Joshua’s first showdown with Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Ukrainian star Usyk clinched the world heavyweight title by defeating Joshua via a unanimous decision.

Hearn had also been involved in talks over a super fight between Joshua and Tyson Fury during the year.

Hearn had overseen Canelo Alvarez's stadium fight with Billy Joe Saunders in front of a record 73,126 spectators in the United States back in 2021

Hearn had overseen Canelo Alvarez’s stadium fight with Billy Joe Saunders in front of a record 73,126 spectators in the United States back in 2021 

The Matchroom promoter was also responsible for Anthony Joshua facing Oleksandr Usyk in the world heavyweight title fight for the first time at the Tottenham Hostpur Stadium

The Matchroom promoter was also responsible for Anthony Joshua facing Oleksandr Usyk in the world heavyweight title fight for the first time at the Tottenham Hostpur Stadium

The 44-year-old has shared his full 10-week workout programme in the Men's Health app

The 44-year-old has shared his full 10-week workout programme in the Men’s Health app

Hearn has revealed how changes in his mindset helped him become visibly fitter and stronger

Hearn has revealed how changes in his mindset helped him become visibly fitter and stronger

The Men’s Health columnist revealed earlier this year that he had weighed 19st 11lb at his heaviest.

Hearn shed two stone in an 18-month period after explaining that he had changed his approach to fitness.

The promoter has now revealed how changes in his mindset helped him become visibly fitter and stronger as Men’s Health UK’s cover star for their January and February issue.

Hearn also discussed how his relationship with food has evolved, as well as providing his full 10-week workout programme.

Eddie Hearn’s full 10-week workout programme can be accessed via the new Men’s Health app, available exclusively to Men’s Health Squad members.