Eddie Hearn has given an update about a huge potential stadium fight he has in the works for May claiming that ‘our side is done.’
Britain has a long history of great British boxing rivalries, many of them in the last decade or so including the biggest of them all in Carl Foch and George Groves.
In the last year or so a new one emerged between Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington. Both men have huge fan bases and are passionate followers of their football clubs, Nottingham Forest and Leeds United respectively.
Former champion Warrington has already had his world title fight at the home of his club when he beat Lee Selby and now it looks like Wood will get his. The chance has arisen after the pair first fought in October last year.
It was controversial at the time, hence the need for this rematch and for Wood to once again defend his WBA world featherweight title.
Speaking on the MMA Hour, Hearn said that it is simply down to the club to agree and the fight can be made.
“May 18th is the proposed date. I’ve made it pretty clear, I want Wood against Warrington at the City Ground. We’re in talks with the club, they have a big concert the week after so we’re just trying to get the logistics right.
“Not to put too much pressure on Nottingham Forest, we’ve got a fight ready to go I believe May the 18th, if we can get the deal done we’re ready to make it happen.”
Given there is now extra needle between these two, if Hearn can get the rematch over the line it would be another huge night for British boxing.