Boxing news: Eddie Hearn names mass list of 15 fights he wants to make before the end of this year, including Oleksandr Usyk, Derek Chisora, Joseph Parker and more

5 Jul

Eddie Hearn has listed 15 fights he wants to make at the back end of 2019, with a number of intriguing match-ups on his mind.

Away from the obvious star name in his stable, Anthony Joshua (who is being lined up for a November/December rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr) the promoter has multiple other fighters to cater for.

Eddie Hearn has plenty on his plate

With the new autumn season of boxing not far off, Hearn is now planning fights and shows for August 31 onwards, and intends to improve the quality of his standard Sky Sports shows, which he admits have not always been up to scratch so far this year.

He is also continuing to grow his US venture with subscription service DAZN and added some bouts that would be hosted Stateside to the list as well.

You can read Hearn’s full slate of 15 fights to make before the end of this year below.

1. Oleksandr Usyk vs Carlos Takam (Heavyweight)

If Usyk wins his heavyweight debut, he will be mandatory for the winner of Ruiz vs Joshua II

2. Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker (Heavyweight)

Derek Chisora beat Senad Gashi on April 20

3. Jamie Munguia vs Jessie Vargas (WBO Super-Welterweight Title)

Jaime Munguia has recently been linked to fights with Canelo and Gennady Golovkin

4. Kal Yafai vs Juan Estrada (WBA & WBC Super-Flyweight Titles)

Kal Yafai has made five defences of his WBA title, but not yet faced elite opposition

5. Jorge Linares vs Ricky Burns (Lightweight)

Jorge Linares is coming off a shock loss to Pablo Cesar Cano

6. Callum Johnson vs Joe Smith Jr (Light-Heavyweight)

A fight between Johnson and Smith Jr would undoubtedly be explosive

7. Liam Smith vs Sergio Garcia (European Super-Welterweight Title)

Liam Smith is a former world champion looking to get back to the top

8. Joshua Buatsi vs Sullivan Barrera (Light-Heavyweight)

Joshua Buatsi is one of the UK’s top prospects

9. Jamie McDonnell vs TJ Doheny (Super-Bantamweight/Featherweight)

Jamie McDonnell is a former bantamweight world champion

10. Francesco Patera vs Joe Cordina (European Lightweight Title)

2016 Olympian Joe Cordina is another top UK prospect

11. Lewis Ritson vs Robbie Davies Jr (British Super-Lightweight Title)

Lewis Ritson previously won the British title at lightweight

12. Conor Benn vs Johnny Garton (Welterweight)

Conor Benn impressed by beating Jussi Koivula last time out

13. Kid Galahad vs Enrique Tinoco (Featherweight)

Josh Warrington beat Kid Galahad by split decision for the IBF title

14. Rocky Fielding vs Anthony Sims Jr (Super-Middleweight)

Canelo Alvarez knocked out Rocky Fielding in three rounds in December

15. Jono Carroll vs Martin J Ward (Super-Featherweight)

Jono Carroll suffered IBF title defeat to Tevin Farmer