Eddie Hearn has worked with some of the biggest names in the sport, but there are still some elusive fighters that he’d like on his books at Matchroom Boxing.
The promoter from Essex has guided Anthony Joshua from Olympic Gold to immense fame and world titles. He’s been open about how much of an honour it was to work with Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez – the Mexican superstar who many regard as the greatest fighter in the sport.
So who does the CEO of Matchroom Sport still want to work with?
In a Q&A session via his Instagram, Hearn was asked that very question. His answer, perhaps unsurprisingly to many who follow the sport, was Terence Crawford or Gervonta Davis.
Crawford is widely considered one of the best active fighters in boxing, and is teetering on the edge of a super fight with Errol Spence Jr to crown an undisputed welterweight champion.
Given his skill level, some fans are of the opinion that the undefeated fighter from Omaha has been under-promoted. He clearly felt the same, ending his stint under Bob Arum’s Top Rank Banner last year in a messy fashion that resulted in legal proceedings. Hearn, it seems, feels he could give an extremely talented fighter the clout he deserves.
As for Davis, there aren’t many on the business side of boxing that wouldn’t want to work with him. He’s proven himself as a draw in terms of both fan attendance and pay-per-view buys, with an exciting fighting style that ends in a stoppage more often than not.
‘Tank’ has been guided by Mayweather Promotions during his career, although his social media posts often hint at a fractious relationship – that is, until they’re deleted. Hearn has expressed interest in talking to the Baltimore boxer before, however was quickly put off by receiving a cease-and-desist letter from Leonard Ellerbe and Mayweather Promotions.
Whether or not the British businessman will pursue ‘Bud’ and ‘Tank’ is another question, but, in terms of promotional situations, neither seems to be out of reach.