EDDIE HEARN has revealed his big fight wishlist for 2022 – with dream bouts featuring Jake Paul against Conor McGregor and Deontay Wilder versus Derek Chisora on it.
The promoter had a hand in making some of the biggest events in 2021, involving stars such as Anthony Joshua, 32, and Canelo Alvarez, 31.
And no doubt he will want to pick up where he left off when boxing resumes next year.
But Hearn is also a fan of the sport at heart, so like the rest of us hopes to see boxers outside of his stable in big fights.
Two mega-stars outside of his Matchroom Boxing banner are YouTuber Paul, 24, and ex-UFC champion McGregor, 33.
And he believes for Paul – whose professional debut was promoted by Hearn – a match-up with Irishman McGregor is the one he wants to see.
He said on DAZN: “For Jake Paul personally, the fight to make is Conor McGregor.
“This is a mega-fight and a really good fight as well, got to get the catchweight right in the middle, although Conor McGregor looks huge at the moment.
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“Conor McGregor; legend, Jake Paul; content legend – but a lot of fun putting the work in.
“I want to see Jake Paul against Conor McGregor, let’s get it made – I can’t say it’s the top of my list of Christmas cheer here on DAZN, but a little bit of fun for the festive season.”
Elsewhere on the list is former WBC king Wilder, 36, and British veteran Chisora, 38.
Wilder was most recently knocked out by Tyson Fury, 33, in round 11 of their epic trilogy bout.
Meanwhile Chisora was floored three times in an exciting rematch defeat to Joseph Parker, 29.
Despite being his third loss on the spin, Hearn is hoping to tempt Wilder into a return fight against Chisora.
He said: “Deontay Wilder, we want to see you back in the ring. I’ve got the perfect guy for you – Dereck Chisora.
“Come on, he’s getting on a little bit, he’s coming off three defeats on the spin now. Easy comeback fight for Deontay Wilder. Dereck’s ready.”