Eddie Hearn has announced he will be putting up a boxing ring in the middle of a street for his US return next month.
On August 15, the British promoter is planning to resume his American operation in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a twist.
A press release explained: “The hotly anticipated return for Eddie Hearn’s US arm will see downtown Tulsa streets blocked off from 4th and 6th at the intersection of S. Boston Ave.
“No fans present, strict social distancing and medical protocols in place, and a ring placed in the middle of the street at 5th and S. Boston Ave to set a stunning stage for what promises to be an explosive night of action.”
Hearn previously confirmed plans to stage bouts in the Matchroom HQ back garden in the UK, starting from August 1.
He is now attempting to be just as creative Stateside.
Hearn said: “We are taking elite World Championship boxing to the streets in Tulsa!
“For our return in the US we wanted to stage something as unique, ambitious and spectacular as we have with Fight Camp at Matchroom HQ in the UK, and I believe that’s exactly what we have in Oklahoma.
“We had so many options and offers on the table for our return on August 15 from coast-to-coast, but I’m just not a believer in boxing in a studio setting – the fighters and the sport deserve more than that.
“Tulsa shared our vision of wanting to create something special and I am thrilled to be working with the Mayor’s office, Joe Miller at the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission and Tony and Bryce Holden on bringing a thrilling fight night to the city.”
August 15, Tulsa, Oklahoma – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom
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- Cecilia Braekhus vs Jessica McCaskill (WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO Welterweight Titles)
- Shakhram Giyasov vs Francisco Rojo (Super-Lightweight)
- Marc Castro vs Opponent TBC (Featherweight)
- Nikita Ababiy vs Opponent TBC (Middleweight)
- Raymond Ford vs Opponent TBC (Featherweight)