Eddie Hearn would love to add a Mikey Garcia-Regis Prograis fight to DAZN’s fall schedule.

Like essentially every other fight the streaming service will fund, though, the fate of Garcia-Prograis on DAZN will be determined by who Canelo Alvarez fights next and which platform pays for it. If Alvarez’s representatives re-engage Caleb Plant’s team in negotiations for a super middleweight title unification fight FOX would offer on pay-per-view in the United States, Garcia and Prograis probably would have a much greater chance of DAZN subsidizing their junior welterweight bout.

Neither Garcia nor Prograis is under contract with DAZN or Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. DAZN also has tightened its boxing budget, therefore it will no longer grossly overpay for fights, the way it did for Mikey Garcia-Jessie Vargas in February 2020.

Hearn offered his perspective on Garcia-Prograis during a recent appearance on “The SI Boxing Podcast.”

“That’s a good example of a fight that, you know, you’ll go to the broadcaster with, and two guys that aren’t under contract to us,” Hearn told host Chris Mannix, who works for Sports Illustrated and DAZN. “And we would say, ‘Here’s a fight that’s in the marketplace. What do you perceive the value of that fight to be?’ And then you go back to the [fighters] and give ‘em the number, which will always be, ‘What,’ is the response.

“But, you know, we done a Mikey Garcia fight against Jessie Vargas. That was back in a period that we talked about earlier, where we were extremely aggressive and probably paying the wrong money for fights. But I do like Mikey Garcia-Regis Prograis. I think it’s a really good fight. It’s just gotta add up to the other fights we have planned for the schedule, other obligations we have with our actual fighters, you know, rather than guys that we don’t have contracts with. And that’s where that priority has to lie.”

Garcia (40-1, 30 KOs), a four-division champion from Oxnard, California, hasn’t fought since his 12-round, unanimous-decision victory over Las Vegas’ Vargas (29-3-2, 11 KOs) at the Dallas Cowboys’ training facility, Ford Center at The Star, in Frisco, Texas. Prograis (26-1, 22 KOs), a former WBA super lightweight champ from New Orleans, most recently stopped Ukraine’s Ivan Redkach (23-6-1, 18 KOs, 1 NC) in the sixth round April 17 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

While Garcia-Prograis is intriguing, Hearn has been busier trying to find fights for Devin Haney and Demetrius Andrade, champions under contract with Matchroom.

“But I can’t lie to you and tell you that I’m not interested in Mikey Garcia-Regis Prograis,” Hearn said. “I think it’s a really fun fight. It just goes back to the value of that fight. You know, and no one will ever agree on that value – from the broadcaster, to the agent, to the manager, to the fighter. But ultimately, that fight is dictated by the market value, is what the broadcaster will pay for that fight. Good fight. I’m not ruling it out. Not sure if it will be part of our autumn schedule.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.