November and December could be busy months in the boxing world
Eddie Hearn has revealed his target dates for two major fights that he hopes to make this year.
A welterweight/super-welterweight clash between Amir Khan and Kell Brook has seemed a realistic prospect since 2014, but is yet to come to fruition.
Meanwhile undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk recently called out Britain’s own Tony Bellew, with the pair eyeing a giant clash in the coming months.
Matchroom Boxing promoter Hearn told IFLTV on Saturday night that he wants to make both bouts happen in November and December 2018.
November 10 is the earmarked date for Usyk v Bellew.
If agreed, that fight would take place in the UK, though no specific venue has yet been rumoured.
December 1 or December 8 are the two target dates for Amir Khan v Kell Brook.
If agreed, that fight would take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
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His full ideal schedule for the remainder of 2018 is:
September 8: Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas (Birmingham)
September 22: Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin (London, live on talkSPORT)
October 6: Artur Beterbiev v Callum Johnson (Chicago)
October 13: Lewis Ritson and Josh Kelly to return (Newcastle)
October 20: Billy Joe Saunders v Demetrius Andrade (Boston)
October 27: London show with headliner to be confirmed
November 3: Liverpool show with headliner rumoured to be Rocky Fielding
November 10: Oleksandr Usyk v Tony Bellew (Venue to be confirmed)
November 10: Daniel Jacobs v Sergiy Derevyanchenko (New York)
November 17: Las Vegas show with headliner to be confirmed
November 24: Monaco show with headliner to be confirmed
December 1/8: Amir Khan v Kell Brook (Cardiff)
December 1/8: New York show with headliner to be confirmed