Promoter Eddie Hearn, who works with WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney, is trying to get his boxer the biggest fight possible.
Among the names mentioned is undefeated boxer Rolando “Rolly” Romero and top rated contender Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz.
However, Diaz is more keen on facing someone like rising Ryan Garcia in the fall. And they share the same promoter in Golden Boy Promotions.
Romero was in action last month, when he blasted out Anthony Yigit in seven rounds.
Based on all of the moving parts, a fight with Romero could make sense, says Hearn.
“Yeah, I think so. I mean, Rolly’s kind of come out of nowhere. I mean, he’s been like on the on the scene of the the hardcore boxing channels for a while and then obviously, his last fight was on a bigger stage, a bigger pro platform. And I think it’s a fight that would have a lot of juice in it. I think it’s a fight that would have a lot of beef in it. And therefore, it’s a fight that would make sense,” Hearn told the DAZN Boxing Show.
“I must say that the target remains JoJo Diaz for November to Devin Haney. That’s the fight we want to make, because that’s a real fight. And that’s it. That’s a good fight. I mean no disrespect to Rolly. But I just don’t feel that’s a difficult fight for Devin Haney.
“I think JoJo Diaz is a multi-weight world champion coming off a good win against [Javier] Fortuna. That’s a proper fight for the division. So Devin wants those big fights. And if it’s not [Teofimo] Lopez or Ryan Garcia or [Gervonta] Tank [Davis], JoJo Diaz is a great option. So that’s where our priorities remain at the moment.”