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Eddie Hearn adds 2016 Team GB captain to Matchroom Sport stable

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There's very little question at this stage that Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Sport stable are at the top of the boxing game in Britain.

With fighters like Anthony Joshua, Kell Book and James DeGale in his stable among many others, Hearn has the monopoly on British boxing and hardly any major fights are made without him.

However, with fighters like Lawrence Okolie, Hearn has shown that he is keen to keep his finger on the pulse of amateur boxing and sign the best there is in Britain.

The second-generation promoter has been at it again today after he announced the signing of former Team GB captain at the Rio Olympics, Anthony Fowler.

Anthony is the cousin of Liverpool legend Robbie, but he is certainly more hard-hitting.

The 26-year-old is a 2014 Commonwealth gold medal winner and six-time ABA champion and he is delighted to be moving into the professional ranks.

“When I won Commonwealth gold that made my own name and then boxing in the Olympics and now turning pro, I really feel I can make a big impact in the city,” said Fowler.

“I think being British champion in 18 months is a good target for me. I’ve got good people around me that give me great advice and allow me to just train and prepare to fight while they take care of that. I trust them a lot and they will pick the route for me and choose the right fights at the right time, which I know is so important in boxing.

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“I’ve been knocking people out in the amateurs with big gloves on so I think in the pros that I’ll have more time to pick my shots and over the longer distance I’ll be able to take my time and look really good. As long as I keep my head down and live the life, I don’t see any reason why I won’t become a World champion.”

Hearn was also delighted with his acquisition, pointing to his rich pedigree in the amateurs.

“I’m delighted to welcome the GB Olympic captain Anthony Fowler to the Matchroom Boxing team,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Anthony has

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