Matchroom Boxing is taking steps to bring back shows this summer, with one of those steps possibly resulting in fights taking place in promoter Eddie Hearn's backyard, literally.
First reported by the Daily Mail, Hearn is looking to bring back fights this summer by having an outdoor fight facility be built in his mansion.
The British promoter posted a teaser video on the topic, which would have shows be done under the "Matchroom Fight Camp" banner. However, there was no confirmation in the video on if the shows would officially resume there or any dates for Matchroom's return.
Hearn also spoke to the Daily Mail on the matter, saying it would be a financial hit no matter what happens due to the ongoing coronavirus, but views these current plans as a way for Matchroom to avoid losing all of its momentum.
"Financially this will be painful for us but after the momentum we have worked so hard to build over the past 10 years, I'm not going to let boxing just dribble back. While other guys go with arenas and empty studios, ours will look very different. 'Just imagine it. It is summer, the house is all lit up, you can see Canary Wharf in the distance and fireworks are going off. Then over the hill walk Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin for a massive tear up on my lawn. 'World championship boxing in my garden? Oh, go on then,'" Hearn said.
Matchroom Boxing has postponed several of its shows multiple times. Originally, Matchroom Boxing had shows this spring in the United States and United Kingdom, with some of those fights being moved to the summer. The British Boxing Board of Control has previously stated that it hopes to have fights return in July with the first events to be done in empty arenas.
Some of the fights that were postponed from its original fight date were Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev for the Unified WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight Titles, Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin for the Interim WBC Heavyweight Championship, Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano for the Undisputed Lightweight Championship, Terri Harper vs. Natasha Jones for the WBC Super Featherweight Championship.