The year 2020 has certainly been mental.
With coronavirus putting most sporting events on a temporary pause, it’s now finally been deemed safe for sport to make its comeback, albeit behind close doors, and it's already started with a bang.
From football to UFC, we have already seen some iconic moments like 'Fight Island' take place in the short time that sport has returned.
Could it now be boxing’s turn to do something amazing?
Well, Frank Warren certainly thinks so.
Warren, who owns Queensberry promotions, has challenged Eddie Hearn and his promotion Matchroom Boxing to a crossover event where fighters from each promotion will go up against each other.
This, of course, would be huge, as both promotions have some serious talent in their rosters.
Tyson Fury has already expressed his interest in the event, as he replied to Warren’s tweet:
(“Queensberry vs Matchroom... BT vs Sky... Who wants it?!?”) by stating, “Me! Just throw Fury vs Joshua in that also let’s make it happen.”
We already know that Fury and Joshua have agreed a fight deal, but what a main event it would be for this crossover event.
Warren also included what seems his ideal card in his tweet. Of course, because of fighters involved in this card already in deals for fights later this year, this event wouldn’t be able to go ahead till next year at the earliest.
If this is the case, it will hopefully mean fans would be able to attend because this event doesn’t deserve to be behind closed doors.
So, who does Warren want to see fight?
Daniel Dubois (14-0) vs Dillian Whyte (28-1)
This would more than likely be the penultimate fight of the night and could be a real brawl, with Dubois winning 13 of his 14 fights by means of knockout. Whyte is the current WBC interim heavyweight champion and is set to face Alexander Povetkin later this month.
Anthony Yarde (19-1) vs Joshua Buatsi (12-0)
Buatsi has held the British light heavyweight title since March 2019 and Yarde would be a brilliant challenger for the title, as 18 of his 19 wins came by means of knockout. While Buatsi has had 10 of his 12 wins come by knockout.
Joe Joyce (11-0) vs Derek Chisora (41-9)
Joyce has already called out Chisora to fight once before, as he wanted to face him on the undercard of David Haye vs Tony Bellew. Could we finally about to see the pair go at it?
The rest of the card could see fights such as:
Liam Williams (22-2) vs Demetrius Andrade (29-0)
Charlie Edwards (17-1) vs Kal Yafai (26-1)
Nathan Gorman (17-1) vs Ted Cheeseman (19-2-1)
Archie Sharp (18-0) vs Zelfa Barrett (24-1)
Chris Jenkins (22-3-3) vs Conor Benn (16-0)
Make it happen, Eddie and Frank!
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