Eddie Hearn, promoter of undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor, believes her looming showdown with Amanda Serrano will tower over other events that are scheduled on the same date.
As BoxingScene.com recently reported, a deal is getting very close for a super featherweight unification between unbeaten champions Shakur Stevenson and Oscar Valdez - which is going to take place on April 30, at a venue in Las Vegas.
Taylor-Serrano is also being positioned to take place on April 30, at New York's Madison Square Garden.
The bout between Taylor and Serrano is easily one of the biggest fights that can be made in women's boxing - and some would argue in all of boxing.
Taylor-Serrano would be streamed by DAZN, while Stevenson-Valdez would be carried by ESPN.
Hearn believes the long-awaited clash, combined with the involvement of social media star Jake Paul, who manages Serrano, will make the event a blockbuster.
“When you’ve got a fight as big as Taylor and Serrano, and you've got myself and Jake Paul, I don’t worry too much about other fights. Valdez vs. Stevenson is a tremendous fight, it’s not gonna cause the same kind of noise as Taylor vs. Serrano with me and Jake Paul. When you see the noise around Madison Square Garden around a legacy-defining fight, not just for women’s boxing, but for boxing, I’m fine," Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show.
On the other hand, Hearn indicates that it's possible that his team will speak with Top Rank, who promote Stevenson and Valdez, to avoid the two main events going head to head.
“You can’t try to work around other fights because next week there's another fight. What you can do is get smart, and ask Top Rank ‘What time are you going? You go 10pm, we go 11pm.’ We’re not moving for a potential fight that might happen. Is Stevenson vs. Valdez bigger than Taylor vs. Serrano? No, not in my opinion. This is going to be a showstopper. This is going to create shockwaves around the world,” Hearn said.