By Steve Kim
Counting the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko and Sergey Kovalev, Egis Klimas is one of the most influential managers in the sport.
He works closely with the likes of Top Rank and Main Events with his vast stable of fighters who come mostly from Eastern Europe.
Now with Matchroom Sports coming armed with a reported billion dollars and a new streaming platform (DAZN) that is set to launch in September, would he be willing to work with Eddie Hearn, the CEO of Matchroom, in the future?
When that question was posed to him last week during his in-studio visit to 'the 3 Knockdown Rule' podcast with Mario Lopez, and Klimas answered - "Boxing is a challenge, so fighters are challenging in the ring and the promoters are challenging outside of the ring.
"So Eddie Hearn came in, which is good for the sport, now we have more challenges. We have Golden Boy, Top Rank, Main Events, Eddie Hearn is now stepping in, some other smaller promoters who is challenging.
"So I think it's good for the sport. Can I see my other fighters on his platform? Sure, why not? If they're going to come with a good proposal, they're going to do good shows, why not? If somebody has a good fighter, it's easy to promote."
Hearn's new venture will begin in the United States in the month of September and will have 16 cards in America, including his shows that already take place in the UK. He has made it clear that he will be signing boxers to his promotional company.
The agreement with Perform Group, to carry events on DAZN, will cover an agreement span of eight years. However, reportedly only two of those years are guaranteed.
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.