Eddie Hearn wants to stage unique boxing/UFC event with Dana White

Eddie Hearn has revealed his ambitious idea to stage a mixed night of boxing and MMA with UFC boss Dana White.

The fellow promoters have exchanged pleasantries over the past year, beginning to build up a friendly relationship together.

Eddie Hearn wants to stage unique boxing/UFC event with Dana White

Eddie Hearn and Dana White met in person last year

Speaking on Instagram Live, Hearn proposed: “I thought maybe me and Dana could put this night together.

“Where you’ve got a ring that also transforms into a cage between match-ups.

“So you’ve got crossover fights, but you’ve got MMA fighter vs a boxer in the ring.

“Then you’ve got a boxer fighting an MMA fighter in the cage.”

Eddie Hearn wants to stage unique boxing/UFC event with Dana White

Dillian Whyte has been linked with a crossover against Francis Ngannou

Regarding a touted crossover between Dillian Whyte and Francis Ngannou, Hearn told Sky Sports: “I never really thought we would take this too seriously, but in the last week we have to take this seriously.

“The aim for Dillian Whyte is to become a world boxing champion, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Dillian Whyte against Ngannou towards the end of this year…

“I’m going to be reaching out to Dana White and saying: ‘Tell me how this works? Can we actually do this? Are we doing it in a ring? Are we doing it in a cage? Are we doing one round of each?’

“It’s really got a lot of momentum and a lot of promise. I think there’s a really good chance it could happen.”

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