Eddie Hearn, promoter for heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte, has named world title challenger Chris Arreola as the 'frontrunner' to face his boxer.

Whyte, 33-years-old, was expected to fight in the United States in the fall - but is now going to return to the ring in the UK.

Whyte was in action earlier this year, when he stopped Alexander Povetkin in the fourth round of their rematch. The British fighter was knocked out cold by Povtekin last August.

Arreola was in action back in May, when he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to former unified champion Andy Ruiz.

He did well in the first half of the fight, by dropping Ruiz in the second and then rocking him in the third.

"With everything opening up, [it’s] the opportunity for him to fight at the O2 again. It’s been over two years since he’s boxed in the UK in front of fans. Chris Arreola is probably the frontrunner," Hearn told Talk Sport.

"That's the fight I like because Arreola brings a war every time he fights, he just had a great fight with Andy Ruiz, and Dillian wants to fight Andy Ruiz. So that would be a good statement to fight him. We're gonna do another massive show at the O2, we've got a press conference tomorrow to announce some interesting news as well. Dillian Whyte back doing what he does best in all-out wars at the O2 as normality is upon us.

"I don’t think he’s ever been content because we all feel like we haven’t got what’s fair with the WBC. But it’s like a broken record, isn’t it? That will play on in the background legally, but he’s got to go out and do what he does. Fight, entertain, have fun, keep pushing his cause. Fights like Arreola - that will be picked up on a significant level in America - are gonna keep pushing his profile and pushing the fact that he deserves a shot at the world title."