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Here’s a breakdown of what we discussed in the interview:

  • How have you found the last few months during the COVID-19 crisis? (1:42)
  • How did you become involved in sport and what led you to create Matchroom Sport? (2:47)
  • Matchroom Sport has become one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies, but you nearly went bankrupt on your journey. How did you turn it around? (5:04)
  • You must be very proud to see your son Eddie involved with the business now, could you tell us more about his influence in Matchroom? (7:09)
  • This edition of Business Leader Insight is brought to you by Knightstone Capital (9:28)
  • Do you think sports are finally coming back as normal after COVID-19? (10:47)
  • How do you think lower league football clubs can survive COVID-19 with funding so tight? (13:15)
  • Do you think more players should follow Harry Kane’s lead and support their old lower league clubs at this time? (15:18)
  • You have managed and met some huge characters – who are the standouts for you and the ones that make you smile now? (18:28)

Questions from the public

  • Do you believe we will ever see a billion-dollar boxing match? (21:24)
  • What qualities do you look for in a leader? (22:37)
  • Which areas of sport do you think are most primed for growth over the next 5-10 years? Also, what other trends do you see commerce-wise that are most interesting? (23:46)
  • What is the best way to generate luck? (26:06)
  • What fight would you like to see after Fury v Joshua? (28:51)
  • Who is your all-time sports hero? (30:57)
  • What is one fact about you that we can’t find online? (33:45)
  • Final word from Barry (35:27)

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