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Hearn wants all Irish middleweight clash on his Belfast show

Eddie Hearn is hoping a mouthwatering all Irish middleweight clash will play out on Matchroom’s return to Belfast.

The promoter confirmed to Irish-boxing.com he is returning to Ireland’s boxing capital with British Champion Ryan Burnett, with April 30 the rumoured date for the Sky broadcast show.

Tommy McCarthy’s British cruiserweight title eliminator looks set to play out on the show, while a fight that will move Burnett toward World honours should top the bill.

However, Hearn, who ran the All Irish Prizefighter with eight Irish middles, is also keen on making a domestic middleweight clash. The Matchroom boss told Irish-boxing.com he wants Cork man Spike O’Sullivan and Derry’s Eamonn O’Kane to trade leather on the card.

“We have Tommy McCarthy versus John Lewis Dickson, I would like to make Eamonn versus Spike I think that’s a good fight. You have Marco McCullough he could be on there aswel,” said Hearn.

Both O’Sullivan and O’Kane have stated they are keen, while their trainers and managers Pascal Collins and Paddy Fitzpatrick have talked positively about the dust up taking place.

However, there have been tentative rumours O’Kane may be exploring other options.

Also likely to feature on the card are Luke Keeler, who fights in Birmingham on Saturday and Prizefighter winner Jono Carroll, while rumour suggests Marco McCullough, Phil Sutcliffe Jr and even Anthony Cacace may trade leather on the Odyssey hosted fight night.


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