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Hearn Gives Updates on Benn, Katie Taylor, Warrington & More

Eddie Hearn

Matchroom Director Eddie Hearn gave fans a number of updates on his fighters during an Instagram Q&A yesterday.

The 42-year-old was joined on the chat by some of his own stable who themselves were looking for news and fight dates with UK summer shows set to be announced.

Boxing Social dug out all the news from the conversation and put it in one place.

  • Usyk-Joshua 2 announcement is close but there has been a slight delay.
  • Caoimhin Agyarko could be out in July and then fight on the rumoured Katie Taylor show at Croke Park. Hearn named Spike O’Sullivan as a potential opponent.
  • Fabio Wardley will return on July 9.
  • Hearn is eager to work with Dillian Whyte again and get him back in a big fight.
  • Joe Cordina could fight Zelfa Barrett in a world title defence should the Welshman beat Kenchi Ogawa on Saturday.
  • Josh Warrington will be out of action until October/November
  • September 3 is being looked at for Conor Benn’s next fight date.
  • Hearn wants to make Oscar Rivas v Alen Babic for WBC Bridgerweight title.
  • He would “love to see” John Ryder v Billy Joe Saunders 2.
  • Amanda Serrano and a number of opponents are in the running to face Katie Taylor next. Matchroom have been in talks with officials at Croke Park in Ireland to stage the event.
  • Announcement of Matchroom’s first Australian show coming in a couple of weeks.
  • “We would like to make the Bivol fight for the world title for Buatsi.”
  • Expect news soon on a “big run” of UK shows.
  • Leigh Wood v Leo Santa Cruz? Hearn says they’re waiting for official split from WBA.
  • Callum Smith will fight on the Joshua-Usyk2 undercard.
  • July 9 show announcement to come this week, will feature Dereck Chisora.
  • Hearn believes we’ll see Joshua-Fury whatever happens, hopes for undisputed fight in December.
  • Terri Harper fight date in the next week.

You can watch the full Q&A here: