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On Monday, Hearn celebrated the defection of Warren's bankable young super-middleweight George Groves and, as a consequence, the collapse of his rival's Wembley show on 16 March, with the revelation that he will make two further major signings this week and next. If life has been better for the rising promoter, it is some way in his past.
Despite wild rumours, one of the additions will not be Ricky Burns, Warren's WBO lightweight champion, nor Vasyl Lomachenko, the Ukrainian Olympic gold medallist with whom Hearn was seen chatting at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Friday night, when the visitors took on the British Lionhearts in the World Series of Boxing.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2013/mar/04/george-groves-eddie-hearn-frank-warrenSo, boxing rumbles on, from one power base to another. Hearn, choosing his words with the care, said he had no plans to add Burns to his roster. "We haven't had that conversation," he said, "and, until I receive confirmation that nobody's connected to him, I won't talk to him.
"Would we be interested in signing Ricky Burns? Absolutely. Would we be interested in signing Nathan Cleverly? Absolutely. But there's only so many fighters we can take on now. We're going to announce another signing this week - and, no, not Lomachenko, and not a world champion. British champion? Perhaps. He'll be chief support on 20 April to Brian Rose at Blackpool - that'll be his first one out, and we'll do something with him in June.
"Probably there will be [a signing] this week and one next week, I would think. After that, we might close up shop."
Selby and Big Josh, I'm guessing.