Junior bantamweight world titlists Juan Francisco Estrada and Kal Yafai could meet to unify their belts Dec. 14, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told ESPN on Tuesday. He promotes both fighters and there was talk that the unification fight might take place on the undercard of the Andy Ruiz Jr.-Anthony Joshua heavyweight title rematch Dec. 7 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, but Hearn said that won’t be the case and that it likely would be on a card he's putting together a week later. Mexico’s Estrada, coming off a ninth-round knockout of Dewayne Beamon on Aug. 24, would be making his second defense. Yafai, of England, who cruised to a decision over mandatory challenger Norbelto Jimenez on June 29, would be making his fifth defense.

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