Eddie Hearn has revealed his wishlist for fights he’d like to see be made from the current crop of boxing superstars.
During an Instagram story Q&A, Hearn was asked to name three fights from the world of boxing that he’d like to see. He answered with a few match ups that most boxing fans will agree on.
“AJ vs Wilder, Tank (Davis) vs Garcia and Bud (Crawford) vs Spence”
Joshua vs Wilder
It comes as no surprise that Hearn has named Deontay Wilder as an opponent for his fighter, Anthony Joshua, as talks for a potential matchup have gotten louder since Wilder’s return to the ring earlier this month after over a year of inactivity following his trilogy fight loss to Tyson Fury in October 2021.
Wilder is reportedly set to face Andy Ruiz Jr next, with the WBC likely to order the bout as a final eliminator for Tyson Fury’s title. However, with Fury vs Usyk seemingly anticipated for next spring/summer, a monster fight against ‘AJ’ could be a real option to keep both men active.
Will the Brit’s boxing ability and power be enough to avoid the incredible power of ‘The Bronze Bomber’s right hand?
Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia
Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs Ryan Garcia is a mouthwatering matchup that everyone is desperate to see. This one looked the most likely to happen too, with the two having been in negotiations since soon after Garcia beat Javier Fortuna in July.
However Garcia has recently taken to social media to call out the ‘BS’ in boxing with big fights not getting made – hinting at a disagreement over the broadcast rights, with Garcia signed to fight on DAZN and ‘Tank’ regarded as one of Showtime’s major attractions.
It’s a hard one to predict because of what we know about boxing, but in any other sport it’s a contest that would have been made a long time ago.
Errol Spence Jr Vs Terence Crawford
Spence-Crawford is a sore subject for boxing fans and media at the moment. Both men have been welterweight world champions for over four years now and the fact we’ve not seen it yet is another let down for the sport.
Again, It looked to be finally happening with a date of November 19 targeted, however news started to slow down on the situation and, earlier this month it was confirmed the fight was off, with Crawford now set to face Russian David Avanesyan instead.
The future could still hold the fight, but fans are becoming increasingly tired of the empty negotiations. And that perhaps sums up all three of Hearn’s picks. It begs the question that, if the promoters want to see the fights and the fighters want to make them happen – what’s the hold up?