Regis Prograis and Dalton Smith are ready to fight this summer, according to Eddie Hearn.

The 35-year-old Prograis has one date remaining of his three-fight promotional agreement with Matchroom, following the unconvincing victory over Danielito Zorrilla and defeat by Devin Haney that undermined his prospects.

When he lost to Haney, Prograis also sacrificed his WBC super-lightweight title, and while he remains in contention to fight the winner of the fight in Puerto Rico on June 15 between the IBF champion Subriel Matias and Liam Paro – Paro was replaced by Puerto Rico’s Zorrilla as Prograis’ opponent in June 2023 when the Australian withdrew through injury – it is Smith, 27 and among Matchroom’s most promising fighters, who could be next

“[Prograis is] waiting to fight,” said Hearn. “He’ll fight about August time. I’d quite like a fight with Dalton Smith. Possibly [he’ll travel to the U.K.]. 

“He’d rather fight in the U.S., but if the money’s there he’ll consider it. You’ve also got the Subriel Matias-Liam Paro winner.

“[There’s interest] both ways. We’re looking at options for the fight in America or in England. It’s a big jump up [for Smith] – a big step up. But, we’ll see.”