Frank Warren has challenged rival promoter Eddie Hearn to a stable vs. stable contest that’s surely too good to be true.
Warren has proposed a challenge which would see his stable of fighters take on the best of Hearn’s Matchroom group in a series of fights that would decide the best of the best in Britain across a range of weight divisions.
Kicking off with Fury vs. Joshua, Warren suggested the matching up of Daniel Dubois and Dillian Whyte, Joe Joyce and Dereck Chisora, Anthony Yarde and Joshua Buatsi and a series of other incredible bouts.
Fury 🆚 Joshua
Dubois 🆚 Whyte
Joyce 🆚 Chisora
Yarde 🆚 Buatsi
Williams 🆚 Andrade
Gorman 🆚 Allen
Jenkins 🆚 Benn
Sharp 🆚 Barrett
Metcalf 🆚 Fowler
Edwards 🆚 Yafai
Let's work together to make the big fights happen 🙌 pic.twitter.com/wn9YnRruPc
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) August 4, 2020
While it looks inevitable that Tyson Fury will eventually share the ring with Anthony Joshua, it’s not often that significant cross-promotional fights take place in Britain.
Head of Queensberry Promotions, Warren believes that the current Covid-19 pandemic is the perfect opportunity to pair up British boxers due to the difficulties associated with flying in fighters from other countries.
“I agree with Eddie entirely when it comes to making the best fights. That’s how boxing survives. Let’s now move that forward even more and do the best fights. We’re on the same page,” Warren told Metro.
“I’ve been thinking about this for a while and I’ve been thinking about the fights that haven’t happened in the past and aren’t happening now. Some down to me and some down to the other side, we’re all guilty of the promotional bullsh*t.
“We are where we are and it’s not looking good with this pandemic, they’ve shut down Manchester again. Every day it changes, we’re not even sure if we will be able to bring in fighters from abroad. They’ve got this bunch of fighters and so do we, there’s so many superb matches to be made.”
Hearn, head of Matchroom Boxing, liked the sounds of a couple of the proposed contests although when you consider how drawn-out negotiations can be, as well as deciding who deserves to be the A side of each of the fights, there’s plenty of work to be done before we can get excited about these fights.